Highland High School

  • Highland High School serves 1,492 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NM average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Highland High School operates within the Albuquerque School District.
  • Albuquerque School District's 64% graduation rate is lower than the NM state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1492 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,492 students
Highland High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Highland High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 101 teachers
Highland High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Highland High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Highland High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
7%
10%
Highland High School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
2%
1%
Highland High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
73%
61%
Highland High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
5%
2%
Highland High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
11%
24%
Highland High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Highland High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Highland High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Highland High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.45 0.38
Highland High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
77%
57%
Highland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
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.
n/a
6%
Highland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

  • Albuquerque School District's student population of 94,405 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,531 in this district is less than the state average of $12,921. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,976 is less than the state average of $12,586. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four years.
School District Name Albuquerque School District
Number of Schools
Managed
167
3
Number of Students Managed 94,405 353
Albuquerque School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 64% 72%
Albuquerque School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $982 MM $5 MM
Albuquerque School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,023 MM $4 MM
Albuquerque School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,531 $12,921
Albuquerque School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,976 $12,586
Albuquerque School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/23/2014
Highland is a great school, with great teachers. We were so glad to find such an encouraging, nurturing environment.
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5  12/2/2007
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.
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