Valley High School

1505 Candelaria Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Valley High School serves 1,054 students in grades 9-12.
Valley High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Valley High School's student population of 1,054 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,054 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 742 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Valley High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#568 out of 742 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
3%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
86%
60%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
8%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Graduation Rate
73%
75%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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Hey my name is Destiny Janell Montano. I am from California i lived at Montebello . I used to go to Montebello high School. I barley turned a senior. I have 170 credits i just need 50 more. I live with my grandmother since the last day in July . I used to live with my mother but we had problems . I am new in the school as you guys can tell. do i need to give you my birth certificate ? if i have a fine in my old school would that effect me getting my new classes in my new school ? please contact me @ my email :montanodestiny49@yahoo.com sencerly : Destiny Montano
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,054 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 73% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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