Albuquerque High School

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Albuquerque High School
Albuquerque High School 1998.jpg
Address
800 Odelia Rd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1879
Principal Tim McCorkle
Vice principal Carla Greene
Herbert Stanley Jr.
Cesar Hernandez
Enrollment 1,803
Campus Urban
Color(s)          
Green and White
Athletics conference NMAA, AAAAA Dist. 5
Mascot Bulldog
Website

Albuquerque High School is a public senior high school near Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a part of the Albuquerque Public School district.[1] Enrollment at AHS stands at 1,803.[2]

History[edit]

Old Albuquerque High

The school's origin can be traced back to the Albuquerque Academy (not to be confused with the present Albuquerque Academy founded in T=0). Colorado College of Colorado Springs started the Albuquerque Academy in 1879 on the east side of the old plaza. Thus were the beginnings of what was to become Albuquerque High. Twenty seven students enrolled. In 1881; the academy moved to the new town into an adobe building on Lead between Third and Fourth. In 1882, it moved again, this time to Silver between Fifth and Sixth. The Academy was run by a seventeen member board of trustees composed of business and professional men whose chief purpose seemed to be to give the town as good a school as possible.

In 1890 the academy moved into a new building at Central and Edith where the public library is now located, and it operated there until 1891 when the city received the power to levy taxes for school funds. The whole operation was then taken over by the city, and Professor Hodgen was appointed the new city superintendent of schools."[3] The school moved to the corner of Broadway and Central in 1914, which still stands today and is referred to as Old Albuquerque High School. It moved to its present location in 1974.

Athletics[edit]

State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Winter Basketball, Boys 12 1998, 1995, 1993, 1990, 1984, 1977, 1971, 1946, 1937, 1925, 1922, 1921
Wrestling 7 1974, 1969, 1967, 1965, 1965, 1961, 1959
Spring Baseball, Boys 10 1950, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1944, 1943, 1942, 1941, 1940
Golf, Boys 4 1978, 1963, 1959, 1958,
Golf, Girls 1 1979
Tennis, Boys 2 2000, 1997
Track & Field, Boys 20 1960, 1950, 1948, 1946, 1945, 1944, 1943, 1941, 1940, 1937, 1936, 1934,
1925, 1923, 1922, 1921, 1920, 1917, 1916, 1913
Total 56

La Reata[edit]

La Reata is the name given to the official Albuquerque High School Yearbook. The first edition of the La Reata was printed in 1909.[4] It was not until 1917 that the school began to teach printing and in 1918 the first student produced La Reata was printed. The 2013 edition of La Reata is the 104th volume

The Record of Albuquerque High School[edit]

The Record, the official Albuquerque High School student newspaper, is the oldest high school student publication in the state of New Mexico. It is published monthly and covers important school, regional, and national events, in addition to features, reviews, and opinion pieces relevant to students. For the 2009-2010 school year the paper is in its ninety-second volume. The Record operates its own website independent of the Albuquerque High School website.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°05′48″N 106°38′07″W / 35.096558°N 106.635299°W / 35.096558; -106.635299