Albuquerque Public Schools
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Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) is a school district based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1891, APS is the largest of 89 public school districts in the state of New Mexico. In 2010 it had a total of 139 schools with some 95,000 students, making it one of the largest school districts in the United States. APS operates 89 elementary, 27 middle, and 13 high schools, as well as 10 alternative schools. They also co-own KNME-TV and KMND-TV along with the University of New Mexico.
Albuquerque Public Schools was founded in 1891, shortly after the New Mexico Territorial Legislature passed a new public education law authorizing municipalities to establish school boards and sell municipal bonds for school construction. The district acquired its first school by taking over the former Albuquerque Academy at Central and Edith, and classes began that fall. Primary schools were established in each of the city's four political wards in the early 1890s, and a new Central School for the upper grades opened in 1900. In 1911, the district appointed superintendent John Milne, who oversaw the school system until 1956 and was credited with much of its success.
With the city continuing to grow rapidly, a new high school building was constructed in 1914. Critics complained that the school was too large and would never reach its capacity of 500 students, but this proved not to be the case as a second building was required just 13 years later and the campus had grown to five buildings by 1940. In 1923 the district added two junior high schools, Washington and Lincoln, and two elementary schools at the expanding fringes of the city, John Marshall in the south and University Heights in the east. The outdated old ward schools were phased out between 1927 and 1937, to be replaced by Longfellow, Eugene Field, Coronado, and Lew Wallace elementary schools, respectively. The district continued to expand with the city's growth to the east, adding Monte Vista Elementary in 1931, Jefferson Junior High in 1938, and Bandelier Elementary in 1939.
Albuquerque's population exploded in the postwar era, and APS had to add new schools continuously to keep up, including the city's second high school, Highland, in 1949. APS also took over the Bernalillo County public school system that same year, bringing in schools in the older rural communities along the Rio Grande valley and in the mountains. In 1956 the district boasted 39,000 students and 67 schools, the two most distant of which were 52 miles (84 km) apart. Declining enrollments saw several inner-city schools closed in the 1970s, though the district as a whole continued to grow, and more recent demographic shifts have seen Coronado and Lew Wallace elementary schools reopen. In 1994, the Rio Rancho schools were spun off as a separate school district. In 2010, APS recorded nearly 100,000 students.
As of 2015, APS operates 89 elementary schools (grades K–5), 27 middle schools (grades 6–8) and 13 high schools (grades 9–12). The following list is adapted from the APS website.
|Albuquerque||Bulldogs||800 Odelia Rd. NE||1741||1879|
|Atrisco Heritage||Jaguars||10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd. SW||2476||2008|
|Cibola||Cougars||1510 Ellison Dr. NW||1859||1976|
|Del Norte||Knights||5323 Montgomery Blvd. NE||1264||1964|
|Eldorado||Eagles||11300 Montgomery Blvd. NE||1917||1970|
|Highland||Hornets||4700 Coal Avenue. SE||1632||1949|
|La Cueva||Bears||7801 Wilshire Ave. NE||1897||1986|
|Manzano||Monarchs||12200 Lomas Blvd. NE||1843||1960|
|Rio Grande||Ravens||2300 Arenal Rd. SW||1618||1959|
|Sandia||Matadors||7801 Candelaria Rd. NE||1956||1958|
|Valley||Vikings||1505 Candelaria Rd. NW||1371||1954|
|Volcano Vista||Hawks||8100 Rainbow Rd. NW||2238||2007|
|West Mesa||Mustangs||6701 Fortuna Rd. NW||1,654||1966|
|Cleveland||Colts||6910 Natalie Ave. NE||671||1962|
|Desert Ridge||Diamondbacks||8400 Barstow St. NE||1045||1997|
|Eisenhower||Generals||11001 Camero Ave. NE||889||1975|
|Ernie Pyle||Warriors||1820 Valdora Ave. SW||692||1948||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Garfield||Gray Wolves||3501 6th St. NW||349||1951|
|Grant||Eagles||1111 Easterday Dr. NE||627||1961|
|Harrison||Roadrunners||3912 Isleta Blvd. SW||987||1960|
|Hayes||Huskies||1100 Texas St. NE||379||1963|
|Hoover||Hawks||12015 Tivoli Ave. NE||686||1966|
|Jackson||Jaguars||10600 Indian School Rd. NE||596||1958|
|James Monroe||Raptors||6100 Paradise Blvd. NW||981||2001|
|Jefferson||Jets||712 Girard Blvd. NE||918||1938|
|Jimmy Carter||Cavaliers||8901 Bluewater Rd. NW||1345||2000|
|John Adams||Panthers||5401 Glenrio Rd. NW||713||1956|
|Kennedy||Cougars||721 Tomasita St. NE||519||1967|
|L.B. Johnson||Coyotes||6811 Taylor Ranch Dr. NW||926||1992|
|Madison||Magic||3501 Moon St. NE||757||1959|
|McKinley||Comets||4500 Comanche Rd. NE||640||1956|
|Polk||Patriots||2220 Raymac Rd. SW||460||1968|
|Roosevelt||Rams||11799 South Highway 14, Tijeras||357||1950|
|Taft||Trojans||620 Schulte Rd. NW||539||1958|
|Taylor||Thunderbirds||8200 Guadalupe Trl. NW||511||1964|
|Tony Hillerman||Thunder||8101 Rainbow Blvd. NW||915||2009|
|Truman||Tigers||9400 Benavides Rd. SW||1437||1975|
|Van Buren||Falcons||700 Louisiana Blvd. SE||604||1960|
|Washington||Raiders||1101 Park Ave. SW||513||1923|
|Wilson||Wildcats||1138 Cardenas Dr. SE||545||1953|
|7 Bar||Wranglers||4501 Seven Bar Loop NW||861||2002|
|A. Montoya||Mountain Lions||24 Public School Rd., Tijeras||332||1949|
|Acoma||Mustangs||11800 Princess Jeanne Ave. NE||194||1958||Permanent location opened 1959; previously occupied a temporary facility at Princess Jeanne park|
|Adobe Acres||Thunderbirds||1724 Camino Del Valle SW||565||1964|
|Alameda||Mustangs||412 Alameda Blvd. NW||255||1913||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Alamosa||Bobcats||6500 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW||679||1959|
|Alvarado||All Stars||1100 Solar Rd. NW||405||1948||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Apache||Coyotes||12800 Copper St. NE||427||1967|
|Armijo||Roadrunners||1440 Gatewood Rd. SW||393||1914||Formerly Ranchos de Atrisco, Old Armijo. Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949. Moved to current location in 1960; former building still standing at 1021 Isleta Blvd. SW|
|Arroyo Del Oso||Bears||6504 Harper Dr. NE||425||1974||Permanent location opened 1975; previously occupied a temporary facility at Monroe Junior High|
|Atrisco||Panthers||1201 Atrisco Rd. SW||337||1918||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Bandelier||Banda Bears||3309 Pershing St. SE||549||1939|
|Barcelona||Bobcats||2311 Barcelona Rd. SW||541||1936||Formerly Atrisco Annex; annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Bel-Air||Bengals||4725 Candelaria Rd. NE||385||1952|
|Bellehaven||8701 Princess Jeanne Ave. NE||330||1966|
|Carlos Rey||Coyotes||1215 Cerrillos Rd. SW||748||1959|
|Chamiza||Jackrabbits||5401 Homestead Cir. NW||582||1995|
|Chaparral||Roadrunners||6325 Milne Rd. NW||912||1964||Originally located at 5401 Glenrio Rd. NW|
|Chelwood||Cheetahs||12701 Constitution Ave. NE||608||1968|
|Cochiti||Cougars||3100 San Isidro Rd. NW||289||1961|
|Collet Park||Roadrunners||2100 Morris St. NE||351||1961|
|Comanche||Cubs||3505 Pennsylvania St. NE||413||1966|
|Coronado||Caballeros||601 4th St. SW||279||1937||Closed 1975–2009|
|Corrales||Cubs||200 Target Rd., Corrales||456||1923||Formerly Sandoval. Annexed by APS in 1956|
|Dennis Chavez||Panthers||7500 Barstow St. NE||660||1978|
|Dolores Gonzales||Tigers||900 Atlantic St. SW||419||1975|
|Double Eagle||Eagles||8901 Lowell Dr. NE||507||1996|
|Duranes||2436 Zickert Rd. NW||340||c. 1900||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1947|
|E.G. Ross||Rams||6700 Palomas Ave. NE||498||1983|
|East San Jose||Conquistadores||415 Thaxton Ave. SE||588||1908||Formerly San Jose; annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Edward Gonzales||Pandas||554 90th St. SW||675||2004|
|Emerson||Eagles||620 Georgia St. SE||387||1952|
|Eubank||Beagles||9717 Indian School Rd. NE||495||1956|
|Eugene Field||Bullpups||700 Edith Blvd. SE||380||1927|
|Georgia O'Keeffe||Rams||11701 San Victorio Ave. NE||611||1989|
|Governor Bent||Cougars||5700 Hendrix Rd. NE||553||1963|
|Griegos||Mustangs||4040 San Isidro St. NW||365||1915||Formerly Griegos-Candelarias; annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|H. Humphrey||Hawks||9801 Academy Hills Dr. NE||480||1978|
|Hawthorne||Dragons||420 General Somervell St. NE||499||1954|
|Helen Cordero||8800 Eucariz Ave. SW||836||2009|
|Hodgin||Hawks||3801 Morningside Dr. NE||600||1956||Permanent location opened 1958; previously occupied a temporary facility at Bel-Air Elementary|
|Inez||Rockets||1700 Pennsylvania St. NE||461||1952|
|John Baker||Bobcats||12015-B Tivoli Ave. NE||550||1966||Formerly Aspen|
|Kirtland||Eagles||3530 Gibson Blvd. SE||371||1961|
|Kit Carson||Eagles||1921 Byron Ave. SW||546||1940||Formerly New Armijo; annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949. Moved to current location in 1970; former building still standing at 1730 Valdora Ave. SW|
|La Luz||Leopards||225 Griegos Rd. NW||236||1946||Formerly North Stronghurst; annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|La Mesa||Wildcats||7500 Copper Ave. NE||744||c. 1938||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1947. Originally located near Louisiana and Copper NE; moved to current location in 1940|
|Lavaland||Volcanoes||501 57th St. NW||654||1946||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Lew Wallace||Bear Cubs||513 6th St. NW||298||1934||Closed 1974–1992|
|Longfellow||Prairie Dogs||400 Edith Blvd. NE||310||1927|
|Los Padillas||Roadrunners||2525 Los Padillas Rd. SW||280||1912||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949. Moved to present location in 1965; former campus at 7325 Isleta Blvd. SW demolished|
|Los Ranchos||Roadrunners||7609 4th St. NW||362||1914||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Lowell||Unicorns||1700 Sunshine Terrace SE||396||1954|
|M.A. Binford||Bears||1400 Corriz Dr. SW||909||1984|
|MacArthur||Monarchs||1100 MacArthur Rd. NW||256||1948||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Manzano Mesa||801 Elizabeth St. SE||736||2004|
|Marie M. Hughes||Huskies||5701 Mojave St. NW||608||1981|
|Mark Twain||Frogs||6316 Constitution Ave. NE||374||1954|
|Matheson Park||Mustangs||10809 Lexington St. NE||316||1967|
|McCollum||Mustangs||10900 San Jacinto Ave. NE||344||1961|
|Mission Avenue||Thunderbirds||725 Mission Ave. NE||437||1953|
|Mitchell||Mustangs||10121 Comanche Rd. NE||431||1962|
|Monte Vista||Penguins||3211 Monte Vista Blvd. NE||506||1931|
|Montezuma||Cougars||3100 Indian School Rd. NE||516||1953|
|Mountain View||Mountain Lions||5317 2nd St. SW||409||1909||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949|
|Navajo||Osos||2936 Hughes Rd. SW||690||1967|
|North Star||Wolves||9301 Ventura St. NE||745||2005|
|Onate||Coyotes||12415 Brentwood Hills Blvd. NE||227||1973|
|Osuna||Tigers||4715 Moon St. NE||447||1968|
|Painted Sky||Coyotes||8101 Gavin Dr. NW||1047||1998|
|Pajarito||Eagles||2701 Don Felipe Rd. SW||608||1918||Annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1949. Moved to current location in 1993; former campus still standing at 5816 Isleta Blvd. SW|
|Petroglyph||Macaws||5100 Marna Lynn Ave. NW||743||1992|
|Reginald Chavez||Tigers||2700 Mountain Rd. NW||359||1904||Formerly Old Town; annexed from Bernalillo County district c. 1947. Originally located at 115 Rio Grande Blvd. NW; moved to current location in 1955. Former building demolished c. 1955|
|Rudolfo Anaya||Jackalopes||2800 Vermejo Park Dr. SW||797||2009|
|S.R. Marmon||Lobos||1800 72nd St. NW||866||1989|
|S.Y. Jackson||Jaguars||4720 Cairo Dr. NE||572||1971|
|San Antonito||Roadrunners||12555 North Hwy. 14, Sandia Park||296||1958|
|Sandia Base||Mustangs||21001 Wyoming Blvd. SE||493||1949|
|Sierra Vista||Scorpions||10220 Paseo del Norte NW||773||1966|
|Sombra Del Monte||Roadrunners||9110 Shoshone Rd. NE||390||1954|
|Sunset View||Mountain Lions||6121 Paradise Blvd. NW||550||2009|
|Tierra Antigua||Firebirds||8121 Rainbow Blvd. NW||841||2009|
|Tomasita||Tigers||701 Tomasita St. NE||388||1965|
|Valle Vista||Vikings||1700 Mae Ave. SW||591||1952|
|Ventana Ranch||Roadrunners||6801 Ventana Village Rd. NW||784||2004|
|Wherry||Rockets||Bldg. 25000- KAFB East||525||1952|
|Whittier||Lions||1110 Quincy St. SE||458||1950|
|Zia||Eagles||440 Jefferson St. NE||391||1950|
|Zuni||Eagles||6300 Claremont Ave. NE||420||1958||Permanent location opened 1960; previously occupied a temporary facility at Bel-Air Elementary|
- ABQ Charter Academy
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- School On Wheels
- Stronghurst Alternative
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