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Published on August 27, 2019
Albuquerque's charter elementary schools: What are this year's top rated and most improved?Photo: Unsplash

How strong are the charter elementary schools in Albuquerque?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Albuquerque, rising from a C to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1650 Gabaldon Drive NW, enrolls 216 students. Niche graded the school a C+ for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 17% of Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 27% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 33% in math and 33% in reading.

While some charter elementary schools in Albuquerque are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Coral Community Charter School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Southwest Primary Learning Center, with an A rating overall.
  • New Mexico International School, rated B+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Albuquerque schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public middle schools.

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