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Posted: March 14, 2023

APS Brings New Life to Northeast Heights School

Students at the groundbreaking ceremony digging in the dirt with shovels.

Students at the groundbreaking ceremony digging in the dirt with shovels.

 Albuquerque Public Schools today broke ground on a total school rebuild of Arroyo del Oso Elementary School located at 6504 Harper NE. The first phase of the $27.3 million project includes a new gymnasium, cafeteria, and classroom block.

 Excited students wearing red plastic hardhats and carrying kid-size shovels helped administrators jumpstart the two-phased construction project. The work initiated today on the K-5 school built in 1974 is expected to wrap up by the fall of 2024. Current kindergartners at the school will be among the first to enjoy the new and improved campus. 

“It’s a happy moment amongst these little ones who will benefit. We are investing in our future, and we all get to see firsthand what it means for students to be in good facilities, and for that, we are thankful to taxpayers,” said District 6 APS Board Member Josefina Dominguez.

Funding for the remodel and expansion of Arroyo del Oso was made possible by voters in the November 2021 capital election. Most public schools in APS are more than 60 years old and require regular maintenance, and eventually significant improvements to ensure students have safe and healthy environments in which to learn. 

“It’s always exciting to see the district transform and improve for our students and community,” said APS Superintendent Scott Elder. “It’s important that our students know they are valued enough to deserve the best we can give them.”

A complete list of APS Voter Approved Projects can be found at