Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates

Rio Rancho Public Schools' overall district four-year graduation rate and those of all four high schools in Rio Rancho was at 88.3% for the Class of 2020, with the district posting one of the highest graduation rates in the state.  In fact, our district graduation rate exceeds the state average by more than 11 percentage points.

Even with the COVID-19 public health pandemic, our graduation rates are still extremely high in comparison to previous years.

RRPS District-Wide Data

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
All Students 84% 82.0% 85.4% 89.0% 88.3%
Caucasian 87% 85.4% 88.0% 90.6% 91.8%
African American 81% 73.0% 81.6% 92.0% 84.8%
Hispanic 82% 79.8% 83.9% 87.1% 86.5%
Asian >90% 93.9% 95.4% 100.0% 97.7%
American Indian 73% 81.4% 83.9% 92.0% 83.5%
Econ. Disadvantaged 73% 70.7% 75.1% 80.2% 81.8%
SWD 71% 70.5% 74.4% 80.5% 85.2%
ELL 74% 79.8% 80.3% 80.7% 83.6%

District Class of 2020 State Class of 2020
All Students 88.3% 76.9%
Caucasian 91.8% 80.8%
African American 84.8% 74.0%
Hispanic 86.5% 76.1%
Asian 97.7% 87.0%
American Indian 83.5% 72.2%
Econ. Disadvantaged 81.8% 71.8%
SWD 85.2% 66.4%
ELL 83.6% 75.8%


On a school by school basis, all four of the RRPS high schools showed solid numbers with Rio Rancho High School at 88.8%, V. Sue Cleveland High School at 89.9%, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy at 88.4% and Independence High School (our alternative high school) at 57%.

Rio Rancho High School

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
All Students 85% 81.9% 85.9% 89.8% 88.8%
Caucasian 89% 84.6% 88.5% 90.7% 92.3%
African American 88% 66.1% 77.7% 93.6% 85.0%
Hispanic 83% 79.8% 84.2% 88.8% 87.2%
Asian >80% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 95.6%
American Indian 72% 76.7% 85.5% 86.1% 83.6%
Econ. Disadvantaged 74% 71.5% 75.9% 81.0% 83.9%
SWD 77% 69.5% 75.9% 79.5% 83.1%
ELL 80% 79.8% 84.3% 74.7% 83.1%

Cleveland High School

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
All Students 87% 86.5% 88.6% 89.9% 89.9%
Caucasian 88% 90.0% 89.5% 91.7% 92.4%
African American 78% 86.1% 86.6% 91.0% 90.1%
Hispanic 86% 84.2% 87.8% 87.8% 88.1%
Asian 84.3% 94.0% 100.0% 100.0%
American Indian >80% 86.7% 90.4% 96.3% 87.1%
Econ. Disadvantaged 78% 78.2% 79.3% 81.6% 82.0%
SWD 67% 75.1% 77.5% 83.5% 89.2%
ELL 77% 83.4% 83.8% 92.3% 87.2%

Rio Rancho Cyber Academy

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
All Students 85% 72.2% 80.9% 91.0% 88.4%
Caucasian >80% 71.0% 86.9% 88.2% 94.5%
African American
Hispanic 77.3% 70.9% 92.9% 82.0%
Asian
American Indian
Econ. Disadvantaged 56.0% 100.0% 81.2%
SWD
ELL

Independence High School

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
All Students 29% 27.4% 36.4% 55.6% 57.0%
Caucasian 39% 17.0% 44.0% 65.4% 56.0%
African American 31.3% 61.2% 65.2%
Hispanic 26% 27.8% 34.6% 48.4% 58.9%
Asian 100.0%
American Indian 54.6% 83.7% 58.9%
Econ. Disadvantaged 29% 20.9% 36.5% 57.7% 59.5%
SWD 35.1% 38.2% 46.9% 73.9%
ELL 54.5% 19.1% 30.0% 60.2%


In order to qualify for a diploma, Rio Rancho students must meet rigorous standards established by the district including earning class credits and achieving certain minimum scores on achievement tests.  In instances where students are unable to pass the tests, they may demonstrate competency in the core subject areas through equally rigorous alternative methods designed to be comparably rigorous to achieving passing scores on the state's achievement tests.  The district's expectation is that students graduate fully prepared for success in higher education, the military, or the workforce.  We work hard each and every year to ensure we ignite student potential and produce students that will become valuable contributing adults to the Rio Rancho community.