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Frequently Asked Data Questions

The following are questions that SAPR frequently receives and the answer to these questions. If you have a question that you would like answered, please email

How many schools are there in Albuquerque Public Schools (APS)?

For the 2018-2019 school year, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) was comprised of 142 traditional or alternative schools/programs and 29 district charter schools. Among the 142 traditional or alternative schools/programs are 88 elementary schools (K-5), 4 K-8 schools, 27 middle schools (6-8), 21 high schools, and 2 alternative schools.

How many students are enrolled in Albuquerque Public Schools (APS)?

For the 2018-2019 school year, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) served a total of 90,634 students. This includes 81,759 students who were enrolled in a APS traditional or alternative program and 8,875 students who were enrolled in a district charter school. For school-level enrollment and demographic information, please see our enrollment and demographic public visualization.

What percent of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students receive free- or reduced-price meals?

For the 2018-2019 school year, 69.3% of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students received free- or reduced-price meals. For more demographic information, and school-level information, please see our enrollment and demographic public visualization.

What percent of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students are English Learners (EL)?

For the 2018-2019 school year, 17.2% of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students were considered English Learners (EL). For more demographic information, and school-level information, please see our enrollment and demographic public visualization.

What percent of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students receive special education services?

For the 2018-2019 school year, 18.4% of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students receive special education services. For more demographic information, and school-level information, please see our enrollment and demographic public visualization.

How many teachers work for Albuquerque Public Schools (APS)?

As of October 11, 2017, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) employed 6,151 teachers. This includes early childhood (preschool), elementary, secondary, special education, bilingual and gifted teachers, as well as librarians and computer lab instructors.

How many Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) schools offer free lunches for their entire student populations under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services’ Community Eligibility Provision?

For the 2018-2019 school year, 84 APS traditional schools and  8 APS charter schools feed 100% of their student populations by way of the USDA, Food and Nutrition Services’ Community Eligibility Provision.

How many enrollments were there an Advanced Placement (AP) course during the 2016-2017 school year?

For the 2016-2017 school year, there were 10,906 enrollments in an Advanced Placement (AP) course. Note, one students may have multiple AP course enrollments. This is an increase from 2014-2015 (10,754 enrollments) and 2015-2016 (10,167 enrollments). For more information about AP courses, please download our report, AP Enrollment & Exams (2013-17): An Analysis of Student Performance.

What is the threshold for a school-wide Title I program?

To be eligible for a school-wide Title I program, 40% or more of the school’s students must be eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch. Schools with 75% or more of the school’s students eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch must be funded prior to funding lower-ranked schools. If you have any additional questions related to Title I, please email AskSAPR@aps.edu.