APS is New Mexico's largest school district, serving more than a fourth of the state's students.
Albuquerque Public Schools is the 34th largest school district in the nation and the largest in New Mexico, serving 84,000 students in 141 schools scattered across nearly 1,200 square miles. Our students live in the city of Albuquerque and the towns of Corrales and Los Ranchos; the counties of Bernalillo and Sandoval; the pueblos of Isleta and Laguna.
APS is the largest employer in Albuquerque, providing jobs for more than 12,000 people including 6,000 teachers.
Two-thirds of our students are Hispanic and nearly two out of 10 students are English Language Learners. We also serve many students in need: nearly three out of four students qualify for the federal school lunch program and more than 70 of our schools have been identified as high poverty Title I schools that qualify for federal funding.
Albuquerque Public Schools is governed by a seven-member, elected school board that sets policy and approves the annual budget. The board also hires the APS superintendent, who oversees the operations of the district.
Albuquerque Public Schools is made up of seven individual board member districts. Those districts are:
- District 1 Map
- District 2 Map
- District 3 Map
- District 4 Map
- District 5 Map
- District 6 Map
- District 7 Map
The districts are represented by board members who are elected for staggered terms.
|Elementary Schools (K-5)||88|
|Middle Schools (6-8)||27|
|High Schools (9-12)||13|
|Schools of Choice||11|
|Total Number of Schools||141|
|Number of APS Authorized
|District Size in Square Miles||1,200|
|Square Feet of Instructional Space||13 million|
|Oldest APS School||Albuquerque High*|
|Oldest School Building||Eugene Field Elementary**|
|Newest APS School||George I. Sanchez Collaborative Community School (K-8)***|
*Albuquerque High was established as Albuquerque Academy in 1879 and was taken over by the city and renamed Albuquerque High in 1891.
**Construction of Eugene Field Elementary began in 1927.
***Opened in Fall 2015.
|Title I Schools*|
|Number of Title I Elementary Schools||71|
|Number of Title I Middle Schools||23|
|Number of Title I High Schools||11|
|Total Number of Title I Schools||105|
|Percentage of Title I Schools||72%|
*Title I schools are high-poverty schools that get federal funding.
|Total Number of Students in APS Schools||84,000|
|Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch||73%|
|Percentage of English Language Learners||17%|
|Percentage of Students with Disabilities||15%|
|Percentage of Students in Gifted Program||7%|
|Other (Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, etc.)||1%|
|Total Number of Employees||14,811|
|Total Number of Full-Time Employees||12,090|
|Teachers & Librarians||6,063|
|Average Annual Teacher Salary||$44,900|
|National Board Certified Teachers||396|
|Number of Labor Unions||6|
|Number of Buses||389|
|Number of Students Transported Daily||41,627|
|Miles Traveled Daily||31,787|
|Number of Bus Stops||8,440|
|Operational Fund*||$698 million|
|Capital Fund||$350 million|
|Federal, State and Local Grants||$82 million|
|Food Service||$51 million|
|Instructional Materials**||$6 million|
|Debt Service||$134 million|
*The approved operational fund, which comes from the State Equalization Guarantee, was reduced mid-year by $23 million.
**The Transportation and Instructional Materials fund were reduced mid-year by $3 million.
The Albuquerque Public School system does not discriminate nor condone discrimination by students, employees, or third parties on the basis of ethnic identity, religion, race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, mental or physical disability, marital status, or pregnancy in any program or activity of, or sponsored by, the school district and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. To file a complaint go to: http://www.aps.edu/equal-opportunity-services/complaint-process.The following departments have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: