My how the time flies! It's already time to start thinking about where your children are going to school, especially if you're moving into the Albuquerque area. To help you find the best schools in Albuquerque, has rated thousands of schools across America. The good news is that they gave an “A” grade to 17 schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools district. They base these ratings on a number of factors such as test scores, reviews, and other criteria.

One school in the district that shines is North Star Elementary School. says “North Star Elementary School is a highly rated, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 604 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.” Those are outstanding marks for sure!

What are people saying about Albuquerque Public Schools? One reviewer said “Most of the teachers are very caring and thoughtful throughout the Albuquerque Public School system.” Another reviewer notes “Albuquerque has a great diversity which allows a better sense of community.” In regards to offering a safe learning environment, one student says “They are alert when there are serious issues going on and they try their best to resolve the problem by taking care of the students and keeping them safe.”

Some of the top rated schools in Albuquerque Public Schools that received at least an “A” grade are:

North Star Elementary School
Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary School
San Antonito Elementary School
Dennis Chavez Elementary School
Double Eagle Elementary School
Desert Ridge Middle School
The Family School
La Cueva High School
Early College Academy
Eldorado High School
College & Career High School
Sandia High School

You can read the full reviews on You can also search homes for sale in the Albuquerque Public Schools area with our powerful home search tool.


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