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APS At A Glance

About Our Schools

About this data: Among the 143 APS schools, three are magnet K-8 schools, two are magnet middle schools, and seven are magnet high schools. Find complete data on the APS Dashboard Visualizations published by Strategic Analysis & Program Research (SAPR). The data on this page was last updated on March 25, 2022.

  • Our students live in the city of Albuquerque and the towns of Corrales and Los Ranchos, the counties of Bernalillo and Sandoval, and the pueblos of Isleta and Laguna.
  • Nearly 10,000 students in the metropolitan area attend APS-authorized charter schools.
  • APS is the largest employer in Albuquerque, providing full-time jobs for more than 11,000 people including about 5,300 teachers.
  • The oldest school is Albuquerque High, which was established as Albuquerque Academy in 1879, then renamed Albuquerque High in 1891.
  • The oldest APS building is Eugene Field Elementary, constructed in 1927.
  • The newest APS school is eCADEMY K8, which opened in fall 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The District has 13 million square feet of instructional space.

APS by the Numbers 

Student Statistics
Type of StudentNumber
Source: APS District Profile 40-Day Snapshot, 2021-2022.
Last updated on March 25, 2022.
Total No. of APS Students PK-12 (2021-2022) 73,346
Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch 68.6%
English Learners  19.2%
Special Education Students 20.9%
Students in Gifted Programs 4.3%
Four-year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2022) 80.3%
Title I Statistics
Type of Title I SchoolNumber
Elementary Schools 71
K-8 Schools 2
Middle Schools 22
Traditional High Schools 12
Charter Schools 12
Total: APS Title I Schools 107
Total: Title I School Supported by APS 128
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityPercentage
Source: APS District Profile 40-Day Snapshot, 2021-2022. Last updated on March 25, 2022.
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Asian 2.2%
Black/African American 2.5%
Two or more 3.7%
American Indian 5.2%
Caucasian/White 21%
Hispanic 66.6%
Teachers and Employees
TypeNumber
Source: Staff Demographics. Last updated on March 24, 2022.
Total Number of Employees 11,282
Number of Teachers 5,319
Number of Educational Assistants 1,660
Certified Staff Experience (incl. Teachers) with Master's Degree 40%
Certified Staff Experience (incl. Teachers) with Doctorate Degree 1%
Staff Demographics
TypeNumber
Source: Staff Demographics. Last updated on March 24, 2022.
Female 74.0%
Male 26.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.8%
Asian 2.2%
Black/African American 2.5%
Hispanic 38.2%
White/Caucasian 55.5%