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School Details

School Initiative Information

Initiative Name: ABC Community Schools Partnership
Leadership Type: Local Government led
Location Type: Urban
Address: 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110 US
Phone: (505) 855-5267


The ABC Community School Partnership was formalized in 2007 with a Joint Powers Agreement between Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, and Albuquerque Business Education Compact.

Services/Programs Offered

·         AVID
·         Before and After School Programs
·         Clubs and Activities
·         Student Transportation Services
·         Sports and Athletics
·         Special Education
·         APS has nine elementary schools and one middle school on year-round


·         University of New Mexico
·         Barelas Learning Center
·         APS Title One Homeless Project
·         Kirtland Learning Project
·         Thomas Bell Community Center
·         New Mexico Civic Engagement Partnership
·         Off Center Community Arts Project
·         Sawmill Advisory Council
·         South Valley Economic Development Center
·         Advocates for Equity
·         Coalition for Immigration, Race, and Social Justice
·         Governor’s Commission on Community Volunteerism
·         Elev8 NM Initiative
·         The Netter Center for Community Partnerships – University of Pennsylvania
·         Partnership for Community Action
·         City of Albuquerque


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Funding Sources

A $400,000 initial contribution was funded by Albuquerque Public Schools, the city and county government, and the Albuquerque Business Education Compact. Additional grants and funding have come from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (through the Coalition for Community Schools Linkages program), Success by 8 (W.K. Kellogg Foundation, University of New Mexico

Resources for the Field

Initiative Demographics

Total number of students enrolled in Albuquerque Public Schools: 95,652

Traditional school enrollment: 89,572 (94%)

Charter School enrollment: 6,080 (6%)


Percent White (non Hispanic): 22.7%

African American: 2.9%

Hispanic: 66.1%

Asian: 2.3%

Native American: 4.2%

Other (Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, etc.): 1.8%


Percent receiving Free Lunch: 63.9

English Language Learners: 18%

Graduation Rate: 63.2% (closer to 80% if students who take more than four years to graduate are included)

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