APS is New Mexico's largest school district, serving more than a fourth of the state's students.
Albuquerque Public Schools is the 31st largest school district in the nation and the largest in New Mexico, serving about 87,000 students. We have 142 schools scattered across nearly 1,200 square miles. Our students live in the city of Albuquerque and surrounding areas including the Isleta and Laguna pueblos.
APS is the second largest employer in Albuquerque, providing jobs for over 15,000 people including 6,166 teachers.
We are a minority majority district: two thirds of our students are Hispanic. Nearly two out of 10 students are English Language Learners. We also serve many students in need: two thirds of our 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)||26|
|High Schools (9-12)||13|
|Schools of Choice||12|
|Total Number of Schools||142|
|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||87,000|
|Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch||68%|
|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||15,261|
|Total Number of Full-Time Employees||12,314|
|Teachers & Librarians||6,166|
|Average Annual Teacher Salary||$45,800|
|National Board Certified Teachers||407|
|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|
|General Operating Funds*||$687.6 million|
|Capital Funds**||$342.3 million|
|Special Revenue Funds***||$142 million|
|Debt Service Fund (for repayment of outstanding debt)||134.1 million|
*Funding from the State Equalization Guarantee, transportation, instructional materials, etc.
**Including special capital outlay, GO bonds, HB33, SB9, debt service funds
*** Grants, athletics, food services