Valley High School

1505 Candelaria Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Valley High School serves 1,056 students in grades 9-12.
Valley High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 ≥50% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,056 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Top 50% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Valley High School's student population of 1,056 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,056 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Valley High School is 0.26, which is less 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
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#55 out of 217 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
3%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
86%
62%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
8%
21%
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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
81%
66%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
4%
2%
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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 Valley High School's ranking?
Valley High School is ranked #55 out of 217 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in New Mexico.
What schools are Valley High School often compared to?
Valley High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like West Mesa High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of Valley High School?
The graduation rate of Valley High School is 81%, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend Valley High School?
1,056 students attend Valley High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Valley High School students are Hispanic, 8% of students are White, 3% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Valley High School?
Valley High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Valley High School offer ?
Valley High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Valley High School part of?
Valley High School is part of Albuquerque Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   8/14/2013
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
- Posted by Student/Alumni - monta

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,056 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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