An Education Capability Adaptable for Future Needs
Rio Rancho Public Schools, founded in 1994, serves more than 17,000 students through a public pre-school, ten elementary schools, one elementary Montessori school, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, an alternative school and a cyber academy. The district is known for rigorous academic expectations and strong academic achievement, along with robust and award winning fine and performing arts at all grade levels and championship athletic teams.
Rio Rancho Public Schools graduation rate of 84.4% is well ahead of the national average and is the highest graduation rate in the state for large school districts. Albuquerque Business First ranked Rio Rancho Public Schools #2 of the 25 largest districts in New Mexico based on Student Proficiency Levels. In addition, Rio Rancho Public Schools received the highest level of productivity on the Center for American Progress’ Return on Educational Investment.
University of New Mexico Statistics
The following table illustrates the latest enrollment numbers (Spring Semesters) for UNM, UNM West, and UNM Online Education.
|UNM Headcount (Overall)||27,305||27,278||27,197||26,749||25,816|
|UNM West Headcount (in Rio Rancho)||706||736||913||1,568||1,097|
|UNM Online Headcount||3,616||5,602||7,456||8,026||8,086|
Central New Mexico Community College Statistics
CNM offers a range of 75 Associates Degrees, and 57 certificate programs. The next table illustrates Central New Mexico’s Community college enrollment for the Fall Semester, 2014. In addition, the table also illustrates the number of degrees awarded by the end of the previously mentioned semester.
|CNM Data||Fall 2014|
|CNM Westside Enrollment (in Rio Rancho)||3,393|
|CNM Rio Rancho Enrollment||1,213|
|Associate Degree Graduates||1,734|
|Certificate Degree Graduates||1,096|
|Total CNM Graduates||2,830|
Rio Rancho Public Schools
Rio Rancho Public Schools, founded in 1994, serves more than 17,000 students through a public pre-‐school, ten elementary schools, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, an alternative high school, and a cyber-‐academy. The district is known for rigorous academic expectations and strong academic achievement, along with robust fine and performing arts programs at all grade levels and championship-‐winning athletic teams.
Two high schools – Rio Rancho Cyber Academy and Cleveland High School – have graduation rates exceeding 90%. More than two-‐thirds of RRHS students take the ACT Exam, with results exceeding the national average overall and in all four tested subject areas. Rio Rancho’s high schools graduated 84% of the Class of 2013, well ahead of the national average, and the highest graduation rate in the state for large school districts.