School ratings are a major factor for prospective homeowners trying to decide what neighborhood to buy in.
The Neighborhood Journal will feature a different school in the Northeast and Northwest Albuquerque each week to help you understand how schools in those neighborhoods are performing.
Below you will find stats and rankings from Greatschools.org that will help you navigate the school scores in your neighborhood.
Cibola High School
Cibola High School was established in 1974 in Northwest Albuquerque.
The GreatSchool Summary Rating, which includes test scores (8/10), academic progress (6/10), college readiness (5/10) and equity (7/10), is 6/10 for Cibola.
The school has 1,847 students in grades 9-12, a ratio of 18:1 students per teacher.
One reviewer wrote: “My daughter attends this school and I am impressed by staff’s involvement in helping students succeed. We have been blessed by fantastic teachers who are also mentors.”
Another reviewer wrote: “Terrible experience with this school. If you child has any type of special needs or struggles in school this is not the school for you! Steer clear! I have tried to work with this school for years and they continue to disappoint. I have a child who has special needs and the school failed to inform me what options we had even though I asked the main office and the counselors office several times! Finally, after my own research, I found what we needed to do but the school really dropped the ball in helping us. My child also has health issues that affect decision making and other areas of everyday life and was suspended over something that was not done in school and also had nothing to do with the school. My child had never even so much as been in trouble in school before. Also, just as another reviewer stated a teacher told one of my children that they would only amount to being a drug dealer when they grow up! When this brought up to the school they said they would speak to this teacher and no other reprimands although this teacher has a history of speaking to the kids in this manner. However, they did want to give detention to my child for being disrespectful and talking in her class, well I do not see how you expect the children to respect a teacher to behaves in a manner. A counselor stated that it was probably the teachers way of trying to inspire the kid the way a coach would when yelling at the team! Are you kidding me?”