Valencia High School (Los Lunas, New Mexico)
|Valencia High School|
|Los Lunas, NM
|Type||Public High School|
|Motto||"Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts"|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Number of students||Approx. 1,100+ (9th-12th Grades)|
|School color(s)||Red, Turquoise, and Silver|
|Athletics||Dance, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Swimming, Marching Band and Cheer|
- For other schools with the same name, see Valencia High School.
Valencia High School is a high school (grades 9 - 12) that opened in the fall of 2006 in Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. Formerly known as the "Los Lunas Career Academy", the high school serves students on the east side of the Rio Grande with the exception being students who attended Ann Parish Elementary School.
The school campus was founded in 2000 by Claire Fenton under the name of "Los Lunas Career Academy," then a satellite campus of the only high school in Los Lunas, Los Lunas High School. The site adopted the name of Valencia High School shortly after the district re-zoned and create Los Lunas' second formal high school in 2005. Additions to the campus were constructed using $6.3 million from the Public Schools Capital Outlay Commission.
The school mascot is the jaguar, and official school colors are turquoise, red and silver.
The school opened in fall 2006 with its first freshman class. The first full four-year graduating group was the Class of 2012.
The school has facilities that include a weight room, wrestling room, gymnasium and locker rooms, two soccer fields, a football stadium with an all-weather track, a baseball field, softball field, and newly built field house.