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Rio Rancho Public Schools, New Mexico
|Rio Rancho Public Schools|
|Rio Rancho, New Mexico|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Sue Cleveland|
|Number of schools:||19|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Carl D. Harper|
About the district
Sandoval County overperformed compared to the rest of New Mexico in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Sandoval 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 Sandoval County was $58,116 compared to $44,886 for the state of New Mexico. The percentage of people below poverty level for Sandoval County was 13.2 percent while it was 19.5 percent for the state of New Mexico.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Rio Rancho Public Schools is Dr. Sue Cleveland. Cleveland has served in this position since the creation of the district in 1994. In February 2014, the school board extended her contract through June 30, 2017. She is paid an annual salary of $151,880 per year. Cleveland previously served as superintendent of Cherokee County Schools in South Carolina and has held various teaching and administrative positions. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico, master's from New Mexico State University, doctorate from the University of Houston and did post-graduate work at the University of South Carolina.
Rio Rancho Public Schools schools are overseen by a five-member board elected to four-year terms.
|Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Don J. Schlichte||1||2001||2017|
|Carl D. Harper||2||2011||2015|
|Divyesh N. Patel||4||2007||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Rio Rancho Public Schools board of education are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held the first Tuesday in February every odd-numbered year. Two seats are up for election in 2015 and three seats are up for election in 2017.
Public participation in board meetings
The Rio Rancho Public Schools board of education does not maintain a specific policy on public testimony during board meetings.
The table below displays the budget for Rio Rancho Public Schools:
|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|
Rio Rancho Public Schools employed 1,032 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
As of December 26, 2014, Rio Rancho did not provide detailed salary information for teachers on their website. However, the full negotiated agreement between the board of education and the Rio Rancho School Employees' Union is available.
Schools in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho served 17,225 students in 19 schools during the 2013-2014 school year. The district does not publicly maintain historical enrollment data.
Rio Rancho Public Schools operates 19 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Rio Rancho Public Schools|
|Cielo Azul Elementary|
|Colinas Del Norte Elementary|
|Eagle Ridge Middle|
|Enchanted Hills Elementary|
|Ernest Stapleton Elementary|
|Independence High School|
|Maggie Cordova Elementary|
|Martin King Jr Elementary|
|Mountain View Middle|
|Puesta Del Sol Elementary|
|Rio Rancho Cyber Academy|
|Rio Rancho Elementary|
|Rio Rancho High|
|Rio Rancho Middle School|
|Sandia Vista Elementary|
|Shining Stars Preschool|
|V Sue Cleveland High|
|Vista Grande Elementary|
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- Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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- New Mexico Public Education Department, "Cohort of 2013 Graduation Rates," accessed December 4, 2014
- Rio Rancho Public Schools, "2013 District Profile," accessed December 26, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Rio Rancho Public Schools," accessed December 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Sandoval County, New Mexico," accessed December 4, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Past Election Results from 1990 - 2012," accessed December 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Albuquerque Journal, "RRPS Board to renew superintendent’s contract," February 11, 2014
- Rio Rancho Public Schools, "Superintendent," accessed December 5, 2014
- Rio Rancho Public Schools, "RRPS School Board," accessed December 5, 2014
- Rio Rancho Public Schools, "RRPS School Board Policies," accessed December 5, 2014
- Rio Rancho Public Schools, "State of New Mexico - Public School Operating Budget Expenditure," accessed December 6, 2013
- Rio Rancho Public Schools, "Negotiated Agreement December 18, 2012-June 30, 2013," accessed December 26, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Rio Rancho Public Schools - Schools in this District," accessed December 26, 2014