Do you have children in high school and are planning to buy a home in Albuquerque soon? Then you no doubt want to find the best high schools to enroll your children.  U.S. News and World Report compiles a list of the best schools in each state.  They use 4 steps to grade each school.  The criteria is that students perform better than expected in their state, disadvantaged students perform better than state average, graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard, and students are prepared for college-level coursework.

Here are the top 4 high schools in Albuquerque according to this list. These schools also ranked in the top 20 list for the entire state of New Mexico.

La Cueva High

La Cueva High is rated #1 in the Albuquerque Public School District and ranked #6 in the state of New Mexico. Students have the option to take Advanced Placement courses.

Early College Academy

Early College Academy is ranked #7 in the state.  34% of students in this school take AP course work.

Eldorado High

Ranked #10 in New Mexico, students at Eldorado have a 34% participation rate in AP courses.

Cibola High

Cibola High received a ranking of 13th in the state of New Mexico, with a 33% participation rate in AP courses.

See the full list of top schools in Albuquerque.


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