La Cueva High School

7801 Wilshire Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
La Cueva High School serves 1,800 students in grades 9-12.
La Cueva High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 25%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,800 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 5% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

La Cueva High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

La Cueva High School's student population of 1,800 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,800 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
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School Rankings

La Cueva High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 217 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of La Cueva High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#5 out of 217 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
12%
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Asian
10%
1%
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Hispanic
41%
62%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
42%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
94%
66%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
1%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is La Cueva High School's ranking?
La Cueva High School is ranked #5 out of 217 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New Mexico.
What schools are La Cueva High School often compared to?
La Cueva High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Eldorado High School, Sandia High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while 85% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of La Cueva High School?
The graduation rate of La Cueva High School is 94%, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend La Cueva High School?
1,800 students attend La Cueva High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of La Cueva High School students are White, 41% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of La Cueva High School?
La Cueva High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does La Cueva High School offer ?
La Cueva High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is La Cueva High School part of?
La Cueva High School is part of Albuquerque Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,800 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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