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APS At A Glance

About Our Schools

  • Among the 144 APS schools, three are magnet K-8 schools, two are magnet middle schools, and six are magnet high schools.
  • 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 12,000 people including about 5,500 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
Total No. of APS Students PK-12 (2021-2022) 73,346
Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch 68%
English Learners  17%
Students with Disabilities 19%
Students in Gifted Programs 5%
Four-year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2021) 77%
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
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Asian 2%
Black/African American 3%
Two or more 4%
American Indian 5%
Caucasian/White 21%
Hispanic 66%
Teachers and Employees
Total Number of Employees 12,000
Number of Teachers 5,400
Number of Educational Assistants 2,000
Certified Staff Experience (incl. Teachers) with Master's Degree 40%
Certified Staff Experience (incl. Teachers) with Doctorate Degree 1%
Staff Demographics
Female 74.3%
Male 25.7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.5%
Black/African American 2.5%
Hispanic 40.4%
White/Caucasian 53.5%