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Rio Rancho Alternative School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Rio Rancho Public Schools
421 Quantum Rd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 338-4658

About This School

Rio Rancho Alternative School is located in Rio Rancho, NM and is one of 19 schools in Rio Rancho Public Schools School District. It is a alt. school that serves 229 students in grades 9-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Rio Rancho Alternative School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Rio Rancho Alternative School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Mexico average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

55% 45%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Grade 9 Math Performance

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By a Former Student on

This school saved me. If I had not gone here my Senior year I would have dropped out of high school and subsequently not have attended college. Despite some peoples general misgivings about this school (don't feel bad, I had them too), it isn't just an "alternative" school, its best school I ever went to. I graduated early here and was able to attended college shortly thereafter, where I maintained a 3.9 GPA and was able to get into the National Honor Society. I am certain none of this would have happened if I had not gone here. I am eternally grateful.

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