V. Sue Cleveland High School

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V. Sue Cleveland High School
V.S. Cleveland High School Logo.png
4800 Laban Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87144
United States
Type Public high school
Established 2009
Principal Scott Affentranger
Vice principal Renee Saucedo
Enrollment 2,160
Campus Suburban
Electric Blue, Silver, and White
Athletics conference NMAA, 6A Dist. 1
Mascot Storm
Rival Rio Rancho High

V. Sue Cleveland High School or better known as Cleveland High School, (CHS) is a public senior high school of the Rio Rancho Public Schools. It is located in north-western Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Named after long time Rio Rancho Superintendent and educator of Public Schools, V. Sue Cleveland was established in 2009, due to overcrowding at Rio Rancho High School. Enrollment at the school stands at 2,160[1]

The Mascot of CHS is the Storm, their colors are: Electric blue, Silver and white.


School grade[edit]

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 using many forms of testing, and includes graduation rates.[2]

School Year Grade from NMPED
2013-14 A
2012-13 A
2011-12 B
2010–11 C

Student body statistics[edit]

Ethnicity This School State Average
White (not hispanic) 57% 29%
Hispanic (of any race) 34% 56%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 11%
African American 2% 3%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%


CHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as a class 6A school in District 1. In 2014, the NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries.[3] In addition to V. Sue Cleveland High School, the schools in District 1-6A include: Cibola High School, Volcano Vista High School, Rio Rancho High School and Santa Fe High School.[4]

V. Sue Cleveland has captured 11 sport related state championships, and 3 state championships in activity related events.

Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 1 2011
Cross Country, Boys 2 2011, 2012
Cross Country, Girls 1 2011
Volleyball 1 2012
Winter Wrestling 2 2012, 2013
Spring Bowling, Boys 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
Track & FIeld, Boys 3 2012, 2013, 2014
Track & FIeld, Girls 1 2012
Total 15
non NMAA Sports Ice Hockey 2012

Football Rivalry with Rio Rancho[edit]

# 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
7 2012 Rio Rancho 24 V. Sue Cleveland 22 CHS 3–0–4

(SP) - indicates a State Playoff game


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Coordinates: 35°18′45″N 106°38′31″W / 35.31250°N 106.64194°W / 35.31250; -106.64194