Rio Rancho Public Schools School District

500 Laser Road Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Rio Rancho Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public elementary schools serving 11,392 students in Rio Rancho Public Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public elementary schools in New Mexico.
Public Elementary Schools in Rio Rancho Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the New Mexico public elementary school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 34% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
21 Schools
670 Schools
# Students
17,292 Students
215,536 Students
# Teachers
1,098 Teachers
15,650 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Rio Rancho Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 144 school districts in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 84% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#29 out of 144 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
37%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NM by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
45%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NM by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
51%
33%
(20-21)
87%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.57
# American Indian Students
698 Students
26,132 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
12%
# Asian Students
192 Students
2,615 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
9,989 Students
131,663 Students
% Hispanic Students
58%
61%
# Black Students
337 Students
3,869 Students
% Black Students
2%
2%
# White Students
5,068 Students
45,599 Students
% White Students
29%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
264 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
993 Students
5,401 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
575
6,288
# Students in K Grade:
1,195
20,343
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,139
21,669
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,216
22,459
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,171
22,821
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,280
22,913
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,300
23,585
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,265
24,065
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,256
20,064
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,395
20,138
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,400
3,483
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,452
2,774
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,328
2,491
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,320
2,443
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,757 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,520. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,131 is less than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue
$203 MM
$4,694 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$210 MM
$4,492 MM
This chart display total spending of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,757
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,131
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Rio Rancho Public Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mountain View Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4101 Montreal Loop Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 867-0711
Grades: 6-8
| 911 students
Rank: #22.
Rio Rancho Cyber Academy
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1330 Jackie Rd Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-7222
Grades: 6-12
| 298 students
Rank: #33.
Sandia Vista Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6800 Franklin Rd Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 338-2526
Grades: PK-5
| 630 students
Rank: #44.
Joe Harris Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2100 10th Street Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 896-0706
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #55.
Martin King Jr Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1301 Nicklaus Dr Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-2575
Grades: K-5
| 646 students
Rank: #66.
Lincoln Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2287 Lema Rd Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-1100
Grades: 6-8
| 858 students
Rank: #77.
Vista Grande Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7001 Chayote Rd Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 771-2366
Grades: K-5
| 738 students
Rank: #88.
Rio Rancho Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1600 Loma Colorado Dr Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 891-5335
Grades: 6-8
| 1,159 students
Rank: #99.
Ernest Stapleton Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3100 Stapleton Ave Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-8473
Grades: K-5
| 831 students
Rank: #1010.
Enchanted Hills Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5400 Obregon Rd Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 891-8526
Grades: K-5
| 716 students
Rank: #1111.
Cielo Azul Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3804 Shiloh Rd Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 338-2320
Grades: K-5
| 663 students
Rank: #1212.
Colinas Del Norte Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1001 Night Sky Ave Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 896-3378
Grades: K-5
| 601 students
Rank: #1313.
Eagle Ridge Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 Fruta Rd
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-6630
Grades: 6-8
| 865 students
Rank: #1414.
Rio Rancho Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4601 Pepe Ortiz Rd Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-0220
Grades: K-5
| 520 students
Rank: #1515.
Maggie Cordova Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Veranda Rd Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 994-0229
Grades: K-5
| 653 students
Rank: #1616.
Sparrk Online Academy
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 10th Street Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 896-0706
Grades: K-5
| 226 students
Rank: #1717.
Puesta Del Sol Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Southern Blvd Se
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 994-3305
Grades: K-5
| 631 students

Recent Articles

Teaching in Contemporary Times
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
A possible school bus strike in New York City may leave more than 150,000 students scrambling for a ride to school.
Do You Need After School Day Care? Public Schools May Be the Solution
Do You Need After School Day Care? Public Schools May Be the Solution
Learn about how your child's public school may be the best source of after school and vacation day care.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 21 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 17,292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 87% (Top 20% in NM)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 37% (Top 20%)
  • : 45% (Top 30%)
  • : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Quick Links