Niche and US News 2017 rankings

Rio Rancho Schools Rank High in U.S. News and World Report and Niche.com Ratings

School ratings released by two major national rating services are in -- and Rio Rancho schools were near the top of the New Mexico class in both. 

The Niche.com ratings look at schools nationwide at all grade levels, elementary through high school.  The U.S. News and World Report annual Best High Schools in the U.S. report recognizes high schools of all sizes. 

U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools in the U.S.

Rio Rancho High and Cleveland High both ranked among the state's best high schools and earned silver medal status in the widely-reported annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of high schools nationwide.  The U.S. News rankings considered 211 high schools in New Mexico based on standardized test scores, performance of low-income and minority students, graduation rates, and college/career readiness measures such as performance on Advanced Placement exams. 

Cleveland High was ranked #5 in the state, and Rio Rancho High #7.  They were two of only seven schools in New Mexico to earn gold or silver ranking.  A third RRPS school, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy, was one of 30 schools earning bronze medal recognition based on standardized test results and graduation rates; the Cyber Academy does not offer Advanced Placement courses and was therefore ineligible for gold or silver medal status.  The results include charter schools as well as high schools within school districts. 


Niche.com Ratings

Rio Rancho Public Schools as a whole ranked #2 in the Niche 2017 list of best districts in New Mexico, behind Los Alamos.  Seventeen of the district's 19 schools made the elementary, middle school, or high school top 25, and one -- Rio Rancho Cyber Academy -- was ranked #7 in the nation for online high schools. 

All four Rio Rancho middle schools made the top 15, and Mountain View Middle School was #2 in the state.  Cleveland High ranked #4 among New Mexico high schools. 

View the New Mexico rankings here!

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