Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico

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Albuquerque Public Schools
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Brad Winter
Enrollment:94,318 students
Graduation rate:68.7%[1]
Number of schools:159
Budget: $654 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Analee Maestas
Board members:7
Term length:4
Albuquerque Public Schools is a school district in New Mexico that served 94,318 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the largest by enrollment in the state of New Mexico.

About the district

Albuquerque Public Schools is located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Albuquerque Public Schools is located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The county seat is Albuquerque. Bernalillo County is home to 674,221 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Bernalillo County overperformed compared to the rest of New Mexico in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.8 percent of Bernalillo County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.6 percent for New Mexico as a whole. The median household income for Bernalillo County was $48,398 compared to $44,886 for the state of New Mexico. The percentage of people below poverty level for Bernalillo County was 17.3 percent while it was 19.5 percent for the state of New Mexico.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Bernalillo County (%) New Mexico (%)
White 85.1 82.9
Black or African American 3.4 2.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.7 10.4
Asian 2.7 1.6
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or more race 2.9 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 48.8 47.3

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 55.6 39.4
2008 59.9 38.8
2004 51.3 47.5
2000 60.6 58.1

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]

Superintendent

The interim superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools is Dr. Brad Winter. Appointed to the position by the school board in August 2014, Winter agreed to temporarily fill the role until the district can find a permanent replacement. Winter had retired from the district just months earlier as chief operations officer. During his 22-year career in the district he had also been a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and director of the APS Capital Master Plan. Winter earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of New Mexico. He is a current member of the Albuquerque City Council.[6]

School board

Albuquerque Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms by geographic electoral districts.[7]

Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Analee Maestas 1 2011 2015
Kathy Korte 2 2011 2015
Lorenzo L. Garcia 3 2009 2017
Martin R. Esquivel 4 2007 2015
Steven Michael Quezada 5 2013 2017
Donald Duran 6 2013 2017
David E. Peercy 7 2009 2017

School board elections

See also: Albuquerque Public Schools elections (2015)

Members of the Albuquerque Public Schools board of education are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every odd-numbered year. Three seats are up for election on February 3, 2015 and four seats are up for election in 2017.

Public participation in board meetings

The Albuquerque Public Schools board of education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:[8]

The Board of Education shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to comment, subject to reasonable restraints, regarding their concerns, complaints, or commendations during a public forum at regular meetings of the Board of Education. Individuals participating in public comment at a Board of Education meeting shall be subject to provisions in Board of Education procedural directive. This procedural directive shall outline:
  • Time restraints on public comment
  • Expectations of Board of Education member decorum, behavior and etiquette during public comment
  • Expectations of speaker decorum, behavior and etiquette during public comment
  • Procedures for signing up to speak and participate in public comment
  • Expectations of audience decorum, behavior and etiquette
  • Enforcement procedures if a member of the public fails to meet expected decorum, behavior and etiquette.

Though not general practice, the presiding Board of Education member may permit public comment at special or committee meetings. Individuals participating in public comment at a special or committee meeting shall be subject to provisions in Board of Education procedural directive described above.

Individuals who violate decorum, behavior and etiquette standards outlined by the Board of Education may be subject to criminal charges and may be prohibited from future meetings.[9]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Albuquerque Public Schools:[10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $469,430,433 74.9% $62,330,826 9.9% $94,632,434 15.1% $0 0% $9,000 0% $626,483,987
2013-2014 $572,600,000 91.1% $22,400,000 3.6% $29,500,000 4.7% $0 0% $4,100,000 0.7% $628,600,000
2014-2015 $591,800,000 90.5% $12,400,000 1.9% $33,600,000 5.1% $0 0% $16,200,000 2.5% $654,000,000
Averages: $544,610,144.33 86% $32,376,942 5% $52,577,478 8% $0 0% $6,769,666.67 1% $636,361,329

Teacher salaries

Albuquerque Public Schools employed 6,157 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

The following tables detail the 2014-2015 salary schedule for teachers in Santa Fe Public Schools:[11][12][13]

Salary structure -AT1
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 32,000 50,453
BA + 15 32,001 51,492
BA + 45 32,002 52,856
MA 32,003 52,856
MA + 15 32,004 54,625
MA + 45 32,005 57,201
Doctorate 32,006 58,605
Salary structure -AT2
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 42,000 58,347
BA + 15 42,001 68,216
BA + 45 42,002 71,918
MA 42,003 71,918
MA + 15 42,127 75,365
MA + 45 43,157 80,811
Doctorate 43,466 82,605
Salary structure -AT3
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
MA 52,000 62,938
MA + 15 52,001 65,027
MA + 45 52,245 68,031
Doctorate 52,757 69,675

Schools in Albuquerque

Enrollment

Albuquerque Public Schools served 94,318 students in 162 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] The district does not publicly maintain historical enrollment statistics.

District schools

As of the 2014-2015 school year, Albuquerque Public Schools operates 159 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

Contact information

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Albuquerque Public Schools
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3700

See also

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