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Albuquerque High School is a public high school near Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. It is a part of the Albuquerque Public Schools district.[2] Enrollment at AHS stands at 1,741.[3]

Albuquerque High School
Albuquerque High School 1998.jpg
800 Odelia Rd. NE


TypePublic high school
PrincipalRyan Homistek
Enrollment1,741 (2017-18)[1]
Kelly Green and white
Athletics conferenceNMAA, 5A Dist. 5 (Football: Independent)
RivalsValley High
Highland High

AHS was named the fifth best high school in the state of New Mexico by U.S. News & World Report.[4] The school is directly adjacent to the Early College Academy, a college prep magnet school that excels in student-guided education.[5] Albuquerque High School also runs an evening school to help students get ahead.



Old Albuquerque High

The school's origin can be traced back to the Albuquerque Academy (not to be confused with the present Albuquerque Academy founded in 1955). Colorado College of Colorado Springs started the Albuquerque Academy in 1879 on the east side of the old plaza. Thus were the beginnings of what was to become Albuquerque High. 27 students enrolled. In 1881; the academy moved to the new town into an adobe building on Lead between Third and Fourth. In 1882, it moved again, this time to Silver between Fifth and Sixth. The Academy was run by a seventeen-member board of trustees composed of business and professional men whose chief purpose seemed to be to give the town as good a school as possible.

In 1890 the academy moved into a new building at Central and Edith, where the public library is now located, and it operated there until 1891 when the city received the power to levy taxes for school funds. The whole operation was then taken over by the city, and Professor Hodgen was appointed the new city superintendent of schools.[6] The school moved to the corner of Broadway and Central in 1914, which still stands today and is referred to as Old Albuquerque High School. It moved to its present location in the Martineztown-Santa Barbara neighborhood in 1974.


AHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as a class 6A school in District 5. In 2014, the NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries.[7] In addition to Albuquerque High School, the schools in District 5-6A include West Mesa High School, Rio Grande High School, Valley High School and Atrisco Heritage Academy High School.[8]

State championships
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Soccer, boys' 2 2017, 2015
Winter Basketball, boys' 12 1998, 1995, 1993, 1990, 1984, 1977, 1971, 1946, 1937, 1925, 1922, 1921
Wrestling 6 1974, 1969, 1967, 1965, 1961, 1959
Spirit 4 2010, 2004, 2003, 2002
Spring Baseball, boys' 10 1950, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1944, 1943, 1942, 1941, 1940
Golf, boys' 4 1978, 1963, 1959, 1958,
Golf, girls' 1 1979
Tennis, boys' 2 2000, 1997
Tennis, girls' 2 2015, 2016
Track & field, boys' 20 1960, 1950, 1948, 1946, 1945, 1944, 1943, 1941, 1940, 1937, 1936, 1934, 1925, 1923, 1922, 1921, 1920, 1917, 1916, 1913
Total 61

La ReataEdit

La Reata is the name given to the official Albuquerque High School yearbook. Its first edition was printed in 1909.[6] It was not until 1917 that the school began to teach printing, and in 1918 the first student-produced La Reata was printed. The 2013 edition was the 104th volume. La Reata is housed in the Albuquerque High School library but copies can also be found online.[9]

The Record of Albuquerque High SchoolEdit

The Record, the official Albuquerque High School student newspaper, is the oldest high school student publication in the state of New Mexico. It is published monthly and covers important school, regional, and national events, in addition to features, reviews, and opinion pieces relevant to students. For the 2009-2010 school year the paper was in its ninety-second volume. The Record operates its own website,[10] independent of the Albuquerque High School website.

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Albuquerque Public Schools
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  4. ^ "Top New Mexico High Schools". Best High Schools in New Mexico. U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  5. ^ "About ECA". Career Enrichment Center / Early College Academy. Albuquerque Public Schools.
  6. ^ a b Albuquerque High School website
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2014-09-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "La Reata Yearbook". Google Sites. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  10. ^ The Record

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