Valley High School

Valley High School serves 1,379 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Valley 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 1379 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,379 students
Valley High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
Valley High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Valley High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 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 17:1 14:1
Valley High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
10%
Valley High School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Valley High School Asian (1990-2006)
Hispanic
86%
59%
Valley High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
n/a
2%
Valley High School Black (1990-2012)
White
9%
26%
Valley High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Valley High School Sch Ethnicity Valley 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.
0.25 0.73
Valley 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.
51%
61%
Valley 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.
6%
6%
Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 100,906 students has grown by 5% 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
3
Number of Students Managed 100,906 380
Graduation Rate 62% 72%
Albuquerque Public s School District Graduation Rate (1997-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,030 MM n/a
Albuquerque Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,214 MM n/a
Albuquerque Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,736 $0
Albuquerque Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,652 $0
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 Los Puentes Charter (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Garfield Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Griegos Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Albuquerque Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Griegos Elementary School
    4040 San Isidro Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87107
    (505)880-3744
    0.5  mi  |  361  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Albuquerque Cochiti Elementary School
    3100 San Isidro Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87107
    (505)880-3744
    0.6  mi  |  312  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Albuquerque Garfield Middle School
    3501 Sixth St Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87107
    (505)880-3744
    0.8  mi  |  329  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Albuquerque Los Puentes Charter
    Charter School
    1106 Griegos Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87107
    (505)880-3744
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  181  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Albuquerque School For Integrate
    Charter School
    1500 Indian Sch Rd
    Albuquerque , NM , 87104
    (505)880-3744
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  269  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

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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.