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Quick Facts

APS District

  • National Ranking: APS is the 31st-largest school district in the US
  • Geographic Area: the APS district covers a 1,230-square mile area that encompasses all of the Albuquerque Metropolitan area in Bernalillo County and a small portion of Sandoval County, New Mexico
  • Elementary Schools: APS has 89 elementary
  • Middle Schools: APS has 27 middle schools.
  • High Schools: APS has 13 high schools.
  • Alternative Schools: APS has 12 schools of choice.
  • Charter Schools: 20 APS-Authorized Charter Schools and 35 State-Authorized Charters Schools.

APS Facilities Design + Construction

  • Capital budget: nearly $1 billion in both new educational facility capital projects as well as improvements and refurbishments in the district's schools between 2010 and 2016.
  • Current Projects: FD&C currently has 146 projects in design or construction totaling approximately $378 million
  • Square Feet: approximately 15 million square feet of traditional school buildings, portable classrooms, and administrative offices and facilities
  • Elementary School Design Standards: APS elementary schools encompass kindergarten through 5th grades, average 45,000 square feet, and are designed to accommodate up to 850 students
  • Middle School Design Standards: APS middle schools accommodate grades 6 through 8, average 100,000 square feet, and are designed to house up to 1300 students
  • High School Design Standards: APS high schools hosts grades 9 through 12, average 320,000 square feet, and are designed to accommodate up to 2200 students

APS... to the Point

September 2018


APS Education Foundation Announces 2019 Selfless Seniors
Each year, the APS Education Foundation in partnership with Frank Frost Photography recognizes high school seniors who have selflessly given back to their schools and communities.
Special Olympics Unified Champion School Award
La Cueva High School was presented with the 2018 Special Olympics Unified Champion Award.
Rebuilt, Renovated and Repaired
APS has spent millions of voter-approved dollars renovating, rebuilding and repairing aging schools. Here is a list of more than 150 projects since 2010.
Student of the Week JC Sandoval
5th grader School at Comanche Elementary School
New Application Notice of Intent Due January 8, 2019
APS is accepting applications for new charter schools. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is Tuesday, January 8.