Fast Facts

Number of Schools as of 2019-2020
School TypeAmount
Elementary 88
Middle 28
High 22
K-8th Grade 4
Number of Traditional Schools 142
Special Education Centers 3
Charter Schools: APS Authorized 29
Charter Schools: State Authorized 26
Total Number of Albuquerque Schools 200
Student Enrollment 2018-2019
(80 Day Enrollment)
School TypeAmount
Elementary 36,904
Middle 16,570
High 22,947
K-8th Grade 2,694
Pre-K / Early Childhood 976
Traditional School Enrollment 80,091
Charter Schools - APS Authorized 8,810
Total APS Enrollment 88,901
Budget 2019-2020
Budget ItemAmount
Operational Fund $791.2 Million
Transportation Fund $19.9 Million
Transportation Enterprise Fund $2.7 Million
Instructional Materials Fund $8.2 Million
Athletics Funds $2.4 Million
Food Services Fund $65.4 Million
Grant Funds $108.1 Million
Capital Funds $300.9 Million
Debt Service Fund $165.2 Million
KANW Enterprise Fund $774 Thousand
Graphics Enterprise Fund $458 Thousand
Facilities Enterprise Fund $808 Thousand
Self Insurance Reserve Fund $137.2 Million
Construction Services Fund $7.7 Million
Grand Total
$1.61 Billion

Interesting Facts

How much does it cost to run APS?

$1.6 Billion

What is the current Graduation Rate?

For the fourth straight year, the graduation rate for Albuquerque Public Schools has improved, inching up to 70.1 percent for the Class of 2019, according to data released by the New Mexico Public Education Department on Monday, May 18, 2020. 69.6% for the Class of 2018 (an increase of nearly 2 percentage points in one year and 8 percentage points since 2015)

What is the total under roof square footage used by APS?

1,200 square miles with 13 million square feet of instructional space

How many ESL students are there in APS?

14,000 students (about 17%) speak a language other than English at home

How many SPED students are there in APS?

14,500 students (about 17%) have disabilities. APS serves a disproportionate number of SPED students compared to other districts and charter schools in the state because Albuquerque is a hub for services

How many employees work for APS?

APS is the largest employer in Albuquerque, providing full-time jobs for more than 12,000 people including 6,000 teachers

What percentage of all construction in Albuquerque was tied to APS during the recession?


What is the number of meals APS school cafeterias serve to students each day?


What is the total square footage of Cafeteria and Kitchen used by APS?

686,336 Square Feet

How many miles to APS buses travel to get students to and from school?

39,000 each day, that's 6 million miles a year, or 240 trips to the moon

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