Highland High School

Highland High School serves 1,634 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Highland High School operates within the Albuquerque Public s School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the NM state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1634 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,634 students
Highland High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Highland High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Highland High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Highland High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
7%
10%
Highland High School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
3%
1%
Highland High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
68%
59%
Highland High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
5%
2%
Highland High School Black (1990-2012)
White
11%
26%
Highland High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Highland High School Sch Ethnicity Highland High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.52 0.73
Highland High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
61%
Highland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Highland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 95,423 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Albuquerque Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
169
4
Number of Students Managed 95,423 589
Albuquerque Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 62% 72%
Albuquerque Public s School District Graduation Rate (1997-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,030 MM $10 MM
Albuquerque Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,214 MM $10 MM
Albuquerque Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,736 $16,127
Albuquerque Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,652 $16,153
Albuquerque Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland Autism Center (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Highland Autism Center (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Highland Autism Center (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Albuquerque Highland Autism Center
    Special Education School
    4700 Coal Se
    Albuquerque , NM , 87108
    ()-
    Special Education School
    0  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Albuquerque Media Arts Collaborative Charter
    Charter School
    4401 Central Ne Bldg 2
    Albuquerque , NM , 87108
    (505)243-1957
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  177  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Albuquerque Zia Elementary School
    440 Jefferson Ne
    Albuquerque , NM , 87108
    (505)880-3744
    0.7  mi  |  386  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Albuquerque Whittier Elementary School
    1110 Quincy Se
    Albuquerque , NM , 87108
    (505)880-3744
    0.8  mi  |  495  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Albuquerque Bandelier Elementary School
    3309 Pershing Se
    Albuquerque , NM , 87106
    (505)880-3744
    1  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 23, 2014 - Highland is a great school, with great teachers. We were so glad to find such an encouraging, nurturing environment. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 02, 2007 - This school has to be the best school and i learned so much at the school. The NJROTC program was the best of all it tought all the things you will need to know. It also tought me how to work together in a unity wiyh other. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Albuquerque, NM public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is higher than the New Mexico average of 0.37. The most diverse school in Albuquerque is Highland Autism Center. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Mexico or national school diversity statistics.