There are dozens of schools to choose from in Albuquerque, but it may not always be easy to decide which one to go to. Newcomers often decide where to live based on which school is best suited for their kids.
The Neighborhood Journal makes it easier for parents and guardians by providing a breakdown of different schools throughout the northeast and northwest part of the city. Each week the Neighborhood Journal will feature different schools to help readers understand how schools in northeast and northwest Albuquerque are performing.
Below you will find stats and rankings from Greatschools.org that will help you navigate the school scores in your neighborhood.
Eisenhower Middle School
Eisenhower Middle School opened its doors Sept. 4, 1974. The school started with 29 teachers and 588 students and has since grown to 60 teachers and 900 students. The school mascot is the Generals.
Eisenhower has a nine out of 10 rating, and two out of 13 reviewers give the school five out of five stars. Eisenhower is rated the third-best public middle school in the Albuquerque district.
The GreatSchools Summary Rating gives the school a 10 out of 10 for test scores, eight out of 10 for academic progress and eight out of 10 for equity. GreatSchools says, “Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.”
GreatSchools says there are currently 840 students enrolled at Eisenhower. The school has a 16:1 student to teacher ratio and a 424:1 student to counselor ratio. There is a full-time nurse, social worker and law enforcement officer at the school, and 96% of the teachers have three or more years of experience.
A Jan. 18, 2020, four-star parent/guardian review says:
“Overall, all 3 of my children had a positive experience at Eisenhower. The only subject that I felt was lacking, was math. Out of the 9 collective years my children passed through this school, I would say that there were only 2 of the 9 math teachers that were effective, meaning they actually taught the math – also meaning that more homework does not equal good math teaching. All of the rest of the subjects areas were positive for my children.”
A May 28, 2012, five-star parent/guardian review says:
“Our son had a good middle school passage here. In 7th grade he was challenged and frustrated, but that is part of growing up. He soared in 8th grade, despite having a spectrum of issues associated with his Tourette Syndrome. There are many new teachers at this school and most of the experienced ones have knitted together with the new teachers in teams that support students effectively, in spite of the size of the school. The PTA is active and worth getting involved in. They support supplemental academic programs that help at-risk students make dramatic gains, catching up to grade level in math and reading as well. The principal shows up at nearly every academic and arts special event possible.”