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Number of Schools as of 2023-2024
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 30
Charter Schools: State Authorized 26
Total Number of Albuquerque Schools 201
Student Enrollment 2022-2023
(80 Day Enrollment)
School TypeAmount
Elementary 29,761
Middle 13,275
High 22,773
K-8th Grade 2,916
Pre-K / Early Childhood 797
Traditional School Enrollment 69,522
Charter Schools - APS Authorized 9,249
Total APS Enrollment 78,771

Interesting Facts

How much does it cost to run APS?

$2.19 Billion

What is the current Graduation Rate?

Albuquerque Public Schools graduation rate for the Class of 2021 was 75.7%, an increase of one percentage point in a year and 14 percentage points in seven years.

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

More information about Albuquerque Public Schools.