Rio Rancho High School
|Rio Rancho High School|
|301 Loma Colorado Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124
|Type||Public high school|
|Vice principal||Vicky McCarty
Navy Blue, Hunter Green, and White
|Athletics conference||NMAA, 6A Dist. 1|
Rio Rancho High School is a public senior high school of the Rio Rancho Public Schools, located in west central Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Established in 1997, much of the money to build RRHS came from the Intel Corporation. RRHS obtained most of its students from nearby Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Enrollment at the school stands at 2,359.
- 1 Academics
- 2 Athletics
- 2.1 Rio Rancho State Athletic Championships
- 2.2 Cross Country Individual State Champions
- 2.3 Football Postseason Honors
- 2.4 Football Rivalry with Cleveland
- 2.5 Volleyball Postseason Honors
- 2.6 Basketball Postseason Honors
- 2.7 Wrestling Individual State Champions
- 2.8 Golf Individual State Champions
- 2.9 Softball Postseason Honors
- 2.10 Track and Field Individual State Champions
- 2.11 Rio Rancho High School Athletics Hall of Fame
- 3 Activities
- 4 Footnotes
- 5 External links
The NMPED (New Mexico Public Education Department) replaced the No Child Left Behind Act and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) testing with a new school grading formula, which took effect for the 2010-11 school years. The grade is calculated using many forms of testing, and includes graduation rates.
|School Year||Grade from NMPED|
Student body statistics
|Ethnicity||This School||State Average|
|Caucasian (not hispanic)||62%||29%|
|Hispanic (of any race)||30%||56%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||3%||11%|
In 2008, due to overcrowding Rio Rancho Public Schools built the new V. Sue Cleveland High School, which opened in August 2009. In 2009, incoming 9th through 11th grade students who resided south of Northern Blvd began attend Rio Rancho High School and all residing north of Northern Blvd began to attend V. Sue Cleveland High School. The class of 2010 continued to attend Rio Rancho High School regardless of where they resided in Rio Rancho.
2009 President Obama visit/Town Hall
Vans Custom Culture Art Competition
Rio Rancho High School was named Grand Champion of the fifth annual Custom Culture Art and Design Competition. At the final event held on June 10th, 2014 at New York City's Industria Superstudio, celebrity judges MKTO, Steve Caballero, Matt Shultz, Kemal Harris and Eley & Kishimoto selected the winning custom shoe designs among the top five finalist schools. Vans presented Rio Rancho High School with the grand-prize $50,000 donation to support its art program.
2,000 schools participated in the competition, receiving four pairs of blank Vans shoes to use as a canvas and design according to four different themes: Art, Music, Action Sports and 'Local Flavor.' The winning shoe design will also be produced and sold in select Vans and Journeys retail stores, and online at Vans.com and Journeys.com.
RRHS also won the Vans contest national finals in 2010 and 2012. In 2010 the grand prize was $10,000; by 2012 it had increased to $50,000. In 2012, RRHS also won an additional $5,000 in the Journeys Local Attitude competition for the best design reflecting a community's local flavor.
- Chris Williams - National Football League, Canadian Football League
- Tim Madigan - PGA Tour, PGA Tour Canada
RRHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as a class 6A school in District 1. In 2014, NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries. In addition to Rio Rancho High School, the schools in district 1-6A include: Cibola High School, Volcano Vista High School, V. Sue Cleveland High School and Santa Fe High School.
Rio Rancho State Athletic Championships
RRHS has captured 34 State Championships, all in 5A/6A.
|Fall||Cross Country, Boys||2||2014, 2013||2010||2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005|
|Cross Country, Girls||1||2008||2014, 2009|
|Volleyball||6||2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002||2014, 2008, 2004, 2001||2000|
|Spirit/Dance/Drill||2012, 2011, 2010, 2000, 1999|
|Spirit/Cheer||4||2011, 2010, 2001, 2000||2009, 2005||2014, 2013, 2012, 2007, 1999|
|Swimming and Diving, Boys||2009||2014, 2013|
|Swimming and Diving, Girls||2007|
|Wrestling||11||2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, *2004, 2004, *2003, 2003||2006, *2002, 2002||2013, 2012|
|Spring||Baseball, Boys||3||2013, 2009, 2007||2010|
|Golf, Boys||2||2007, 2005||2006||2009, 2004|
|Golf, Girls||2013, 2012|
|Softball||2||2014, 2003||2010||2002, 2001|
|Track and Field, Boys||2008, 2004||2014, 2005|
|Track and Field, Girls||2010, 2009, 2001|
(*Year) - indicates Dual Meet State Champions also
(State tournament consolation games are no longer played for Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball or Softball)
• In 2014 the Rio Rancho High School football team hosted, played and won their first State Championship game, finishing the season an undefeated 13-0.
Cross Country Individual State Champions
Rio Rancho High School has captured 1 individual State title through the 2014 season
|Girls State Champions|
Football Postseason Honors
The New Mexico High School Coaches Association (NMHSCA) produces All-State Teams for New Mexico High School Football.
Football Rivalry with Cleveland
|#||Date||Winning team||Losing team||Location|
|1||2009||Rio Rancho||50||V. Sue Cleveland||19||Rio Rancho High School|
|2||2010||V. Sue Cleveland||27||Rio Rancho||7||Cleveland High School|
|3||2011||V. Sue Cleveland||34||Rio Rancho||32||Rio Rancho High School|
|*4||2011||V. Sue Cleveland||42||Rio Rancho||28||Cleveland High School|
|5||2012||Rio Rancho||35||V. Sue Cleveland||0||Cleveland High School|
|6||2013||V. Sue Cleveland||28||Rio Rancho||14||Rio Rancho High School|
|7||2014||Rio Rancho||24||V. Sue Cleveland||22||Cleveland High School|
Cleveland leads the series 4-3
(*) - indicates a State Playoff game
Volleyball Postseason Honors
The New Mexico High School Coaches Association (NMHSCA) produces All-State Teams for New Mexico High School Volleyball.
Basketball Postseason Honors
Wrestling Individual State Champions
Rio Rancho High School has captured 55 individual State titles through the 2014 season
Golf Individual State Champions
Rio Rancho High School has captured 2 individual State titles through the 2014 season
|Boys State Champions|
Softball Postseason Honors
The New Mexico High School Coaches Association (NMHSCA) produces All-State Teams for New Mexico High School Softball.
Track and Field Individual State Champions
Rio Rancho High School has captured 31 individual State titles through the 2014 season
(*Event) - indicates a State Record also
• In 2004 Brandon McKinney set the current New Mexico state discus record with a throw of 183' 9"
• In 2014 Nicole Pendley set the current New Mexico state Javelin record with a throw of 142' 0"
• In 2014 the team of Danica Gallegos, Leilani Baker, Sasha Hickox and Molly Klein set the current New Mexico state 1600 Sprint Medley record with a time of 4:07.74
Rio Rancho High School Athletics Hall of Fame
In 2014 the inaugural inductees to the Rio Rancho High School Athletics Hall of Fame were selected, immortalizing the best of Rio Rancho's athletic programs.
|Hall of Fame|
|2014||Danyel Longmire (Athlete)||1997 Girls Cross Country State Champion|
|Trent Rommann (Athlete)||2001 Boys State Golf Champion|
|Toby Manzanares (Coach)||6X State Champion Volleyball Coach|
|Ron Murphy (Coach)||3X State Champion Baseball Coach|
|Paul Kohman (Coach)||2X State Champion Softball Coach|
|Uwe Balzis (Coach)||State Champion Girls Soccer Coach|
|Tony Otero (Ram Contributor)||Rio Rancho DQ Owner and Booster|
Rio Rancho State Activity Championships
Rio Rancho High School offers a variety of interscholastic activities also sponsored by the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) in cooperation with other outside organizations to enhance a studies high school experience. Activities include: Athletic Training Challenge, Bowling, Chess, Choir, Concert Band, DECA Marketing Education, Drama, English Expo, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), FFA, JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps), Mock Trial, Orchestra, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, and Student Council
RRHS has captured 8 State Championships, all in 5A/6A.
|Athletic Training Challenge||5||2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009|
|Bowling||3||2014, 2009, 2008||2012, 2010||2013|
|JROTC - Physical Fitness||2014|
|JROTC - Sporter Rifle||2014||2013|
Athletic Training Challenge
The Athletic Training Challenge was started by the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) in conjunction with the New Mexico Athletic Trainer's Association (NMATA) to recognize Athletic Training as a sanctioned activity within New Mexico Schools.
Bowling All-State Honors
The New Mexico High School Bowling Association (NMHSBA) produces All-State Teams for New Mexico High School Bowling.
DECA Marketing Education
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. At the 2013 State Conference RRHS was awarded the 1st place Chapter Banner.