Del Norte High School (New Mexico)

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Del Norte High School
Del Norte High School, Albuquerque NM.jpg
5323 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Type Public high school
Motto The Right Way, The Knight Way
Established 1964
Principal Jo Sloan
Color(s)      Turquoise
Athletics conference NMAA, AAAA Dist. 5
Mascot Knights

Del Norte High School is a public senior high school in central northeast Albuquerque, New Mexico, established in 1964. The school is situated on a 45.2-acre (183,000 m2) campus (Albuquerque Public Schools District), and has a current enrollment of 1,376 students.[1]


School grade[edit]

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) replaced the federal "No Child Left Behind Act" and AYP school rating tests in 2010 with a grading algorithm that uses several testing criteria including student standardized test scores and graduation rates.[2]

School Year Grade from NMPED
2010–11 B

Student body statistics[edit]

Ethnicity This School State Average
White (not hispanic) 34% 29%
Hispanic 54% 56%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 8% 11%
African American 3% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%


Construction of the new main building was completed in May, 2012. During the "A Knight to Remember" event in June, 2012, public tours of the new buildings were given by students and staff.


DNHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association 5A-District 2, which also includes Bernalillo High School, Capital High School, Espanola Valley High School and Los Alamos High School.[3]

DNHS has won 11 State Championships from NMAA sanctioned sports and events:

Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Cross Country, Boys 2 1982, 1966
Football 1 1974
Wrestling 1 2001
Spring Co-ed Cheerleading 1 2008
Spring Baseball 1 1982
Softball 2 1989, 1984
Track & Field, Boys 3 1990, 1969, 1967
Total 11

Notable alumni[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Del Norte High School is mentioned in the novel Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan as the high school where the main characters go to school.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-07-09.  New Mexico State School Grading
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2014.  Alignments
  4. ^ Chrissinger, Craig W. (May 18, 1997). "Actor takes alien over the top". Albuquerque Journal. p. G8. 
  5. ^ [2] IMDB
  6. ^ "Diego Sanchez UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°07′56″N 106°34′59″W / 35.13222°N 106.58306°W / 35.13222; -106.58306