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, AAAAA Dist. 1|
Rio Rancho High School or (RRHS) 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 was appropriated by the Intel Corporation. RRHS obtained most of its students from nearby Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Enrollment at the school stands at 2,359.
The NMPED (New Mexico Public Education department) replaced the "No child left behind act" and AYP testing with a new school grading formula, which took effect for the 2010-11 school years. The grade is calculated usung many forms of testing, and includes graduation rates.
|School Year||Grade from NMPED|
RRHS is organized into 5 academies:
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Engineering & Technology
- Fine Arts
A shift in the graduation requirements was implemented starting with the class of 2011, resulting in 28 credits needed to graduate vs. the 29 previously implemented. A typical schedule consists of 8 periods; including one lunch, one advisory class, two electives and four core courses. Students will also need to take an Advanced Placement or college class in order to graduate.
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 2009, incoming 9th through 11th grade students that 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
In 2012 Rio Rancho High School won the Vans Custom Culture Contest! Rio Rancho High School claimed both the top prize and the all new Journeys Local Attitude award at the third annual Vans Custom Culture final event at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Celebrity judges included actress AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s 90210), designer, television host and author Whitney Port, skate legend Tony Alva, musician Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, and tattoo artist Oliver Peck (Spike TV’s Ink Master). Along with the student’s masterful creations, customized shoes by Vans Custom Culture Ambassadors Conan O'Brien, Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson and Lauren Conrad among many others were also on display. Rio Rancho will bring home $50,000 from Vans and $5,000 for the Local Attitude Award from Journeys.
RRHS has captured 25 State Championships, all in AAAAA.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Volleyball||6||2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002|
|Cross Country, Girls||1||2008|
|Cross Country, Boys||1||2013|
|Winter||Wrestling||11||2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, *2004, 2004, *2003, 2003|
|Spring||Baseball, Boys||3||2009, 2007. 2013|
|Golf, Boys||2||2007, 2005|
(*Year) - indicates a Dual Meet State Champions also
Football Rivalry with Cleveland
|#||Date||Winning team||Losing team||Series|
|1||2009||Rio Rancho||50||V. Sue Cleveland||19||RRHS 1–0–0|
|2||2010||V. Sue Cleveland||27||Rio Rancho||7||TIED 1–0–1|
|3||2011||V. Sue Cleveland||34||Rio Rancho||32||CHS 1–0–2|
|4 (SP*)||2011||V. Sue Cleveland||42||Rio Rancho||28||CHS 1–0–3|
|5||2012||Rio Rancho||35||V. Sue Cleveland||0||CHS 2–0–3|
|6||2013||V. Sue Cleveland||28||Rio Rancho||14||CHS 2–0–4|
(SP) - indicates a State Playoff game
Wrestling Individual State Champions
Rio Rancho High School has captured 55 individual State titles through the 2014 season
|Year||Weight||Name||Number of Championships|