Atrisco Heritage Academy High School

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Atrisco Heritage Academy
High School
Aerial of Atrisco Heritage Academy High School 01-cropped.jpg
Aerial view, looking roughly south (2015)
10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd. SW

New Mexico

United States
TypePublic high school
PrincipalIrene Cisneros
Staff140.85 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,493 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.70[1]
Color(s)     Vegas gold
     Navy blue
     Forest green
Athletics conferenceNMAA, 6A Dist. 5
RivalRio Grande
West Mesa
Volcano Vista

Atrisco Heritage Academy High School (AHAHS), better known as Atrisco Heritage, is a public high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, located on the city's West Mesa.[2] It is a part of the Albuquerque Public Schools. The school is named after the Atrisco Land Grant, which is now owned by Westland development.[3] Enrollment at AHAHS was expected to be 2,200 in the fall of 2011.[4]

The mascot of AHAHS is a Jaguar,[5] chosen by the first freshman class.


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 in the 2010-11 school year. The grade is calculated using many forms of testing, and includes graduation rates.[6]

School year Grade from NMPED
2010–11 C

Student body statistics[edit]

Ethnicity This school State average
White (not Hispanic) 10% 29%
Hispanic (of any race) 85% 56%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 11%
African American 2% 3%
Pacific Islander <1% 1%


AHAHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) as a class 6A school in District 5. In 2014, the NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries. AHAHS Won the 2019 NMAA Class 5A State Basketball state championship [7] In addition to Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, the schools in District 5-6A include West Mesa High School, Rio Grande High School, Valley High School and Albuquerque High School.[8]

Location for filming[edit]

The 2012 movie The Avengers was partly filmed at Atrisco High, and the school was featured 30 seconds into the trailer.[9]

The 2011 movie Lemonade Mouth was partially filmed here as well.


  1. ^ a b c "ATRISCO HERITAGE ACADEMY HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
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  3. ^ Trenkle, Jason (23 October 2005). "Atrisco land grant heir alleges insider trading by Westland".
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-06. Retrieved 2011-04-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2014-09-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "DisFanReview's Very Best Stories Of 2011". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012.

Coordinates: 35°01′21″N 106°44′58″W / 35.02250°N 106.74944°W / 35.02250; -106.74944