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Currently three school districts are members of MRCOG, and they play an active role in transportation planning: Albuquerque Public Schools, Los Lunas Public Schools, and Rio Rancho Public Schools.

Albuquerque Public Schools

Albuquerque Public Schools is the state's largest school district with about 87,000 students. The district serves most of Bernalillo County as well as the Village of Corrales. There is a seven member board of directors that serves 4-year staggered terms.

2000 Census Data for Albuquerque Public School District: Sex and Age

Number Percent
Total Population 560,359 100.0
Male 273,562 48.8
Under 5 Years 19,540 3.5
5 to 9 years 19,933 3.6
10 to 14 years 20,268 3.6
15 to 17 years 12,298 2.2
18 to 19 years 8,355 1.5
Female 286,797 51.2
Under 5 Years 19,161 3.4
5 to 9 years 19,364 3.5
10 to 14 years 19,370 3.5
15 to 17 years 11,864 2.1
18 to 19 years 8,425 1.5
Total Population Under 18 141,798 51.8
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

2000 Census Data for Albuquerque Public School District:
Population Under Age 18 by Race and Minority Status

  Number Percent
Total Population Under 18 141,798 100.0
Hispanic or Latino 74,903 52.8
Non Hispanic or Latino 66,895 47.2
Population of one race 131,966 93.1
White alone 88,086 62.1
Black or African American alone 4,682 3.3
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 7,164 5.1
Asian alone 2,521 1.8
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 177 0.1
Some other race alone 29,336 20.7
Population of two and more races 9,832 6.9
Minority Population (Total minus Non Hispanic White alone) 90,995 64.2
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

2000 Census Data for Albuquerque Public School District:
Population and Housing Characteristics

  Number Percent
Total Population 560,359 100.0
White, Not Hispanic 271,256 48.4
Black, Not Hispanic 13,728 2.4
American Indian, Not Hispanic 19,820 3.5
Asian, Not Hispanic 10,319 1.8
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Not Hispanic 398 0.1
Other Races, Not Hispanic 881 0.2
Two or More Races, Not Hispanic 9,163 1.6
Total Hispanic 234,794 41.9
White, Hispanic 125,643  22.4
Black, Hispanic 1,702 0.3
American Indian, Hispanic 3,412 0.6
Asian, Hispanic  464 0.1
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic 176 0.0
Other Races, Hispanic 88,965 15.9
Two or More Races, Hispanic 14,432  2.6
Total Households 222,405  -
Persons Residing in Households 549,732 98.1
Average Household Size 2.47 -
Total Housing Units 240,589 -
Total Occupied Housing Units 222,405 100.0
   Owner Occupied Housing Units 141,883 63.8
   Renter Occupied Housing Units 80,522 36.2
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

Los Lunas Schools

Los Lunas Schools serves northern Valencia County which includes the Village of Los Lunas and the Village of Bosque Farms. Los Lunas Schools serves about 9,000 students. There is a five member Board that serves 4-year staggered terms.

2000 Census Data for Los Lunas School District: Sex and Age

  Number Percent
Total Population 40,864 100.0
Male 20,862 51.1
Under 5 Years 1,694 4.1
5 to 9 years 1,844 4.5
10 to 14 years 1,955 4.8
15 to 17 years 1,108 2.7
18 to 19 years 616 1.5
Female 20,002 48.9
Under 5 Years 1,587 3.9
5 to 9 years 1,800 4.4
10 to 14 years 1,817 4.4
15 to 17 years 1,037 2.5
18 to 19 years 540 1.3
Total Population Under 18 12,842 31.4
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

2000 Census Data for Los Lunas School District:
Population Under Age 18 by Race and Minority Status

Number Percent
Total Population Under 18 12,842 100.0
Hispanic or Latino 8,164 63.6
Non Hispanic or Latino 4,678 36.4
Population of one race 11,963 93.2
White alone 7,223 56.2
Black or African American alone 122 1.0
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 633 4.9
Asian alone 38 0.3
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 8 0.1
Some other race alone 3,939 30.7
Population of two and more races 879 6.8
Minority Population (Total minus Non Hispanic White alone) 9,015 70.2
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

2000 Census Data for Los Lunas School District:
Population and Housing Characteristics

  Number Percent
Total Population 40,864 100.0
White, Not Hispanic 16,217 39.7
Black, Not Hispanic 400 1.0
American Indian, Not Hispanic 1,452 3.6
Asian, Not Hispanic 130 0.3
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Not Hispanic 13 0.0
Other Races, Not Hispanic 61 0.1
Two or More Races, Not Hispanic 622 1.5
Total Hispanic 21,969  53.8
White, Hispanic 10,000 24.5
Black, Hispanic 92 0.2
American Indian, Hispanic 351 0.9
Asian, Hispanic 39 0.1
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic 14 0.0
Other Races, Hispanic 10,223  25.0
Two or More Races, Hispanic 1,250 3.1
Total Households 13,312  -
Persons Residing in Households 39,672 97.1
Average Household Size 2.98 -
Total Housing Units 14,372  -
Total Occupied Housing Units 13,312 100.0
   Owner Occupied Housing Units 11,368 85.4
   Renter Occupied Housing Units 1,944 14.6
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

Rio Rancho Schools

Rio Rancho Schools is the state's newest school district, it began operations with the 1994-95 school year. It serves the City of Rio Rancho as well as areas to the north and west known as Rio Rancho Estates. Rio Rancho Public Schools serves about 11,000 students. There is a five member Board that serves 4-year staggered terms.

2000 Census Data for Rio Rancho Public School District: Sex and Age

Number Percent
Total Population 52,631  100.0
Male 25,613  48.7
Under 5 Years 2,009  3.8
5 to 9 years 2,233  4.2
10 to 14 years 2,345  4.5
15 to 17 years 1,296 2.5
18 to 19 years 701 1.3
Female 27,018 51.3
Under 5 Years 1,921 3.6
5 to 9 years 2,113 4.0
10 to 14 years 2,187 4.2
15 to 17 years 1,262 2.4
18 to 19 years 591 1.1
Total Population Under 18 15,366 29.2
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

2000 Census Data for Rio Rancho Public Schools:
Population Under Age 18 by Race and Minority Status 

  Number Percent
Total Population Under 18 15,366 100.0
Hispanic or Latino 5,613 36.5
Non Hispanic or Latino 9,753 63.5
Population of one race 14,210 92.5
White alone 11,077 72.1
Black or African American alone 414 2.7
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 429 2.8
Asian alone 193 1.3
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 38 0.2
Some other race alone 2,059 13.4
Population of two and more races 1,156 7.5
Minority Population (Total minus Non Hispanic White alone) 7,095 46.2
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

2000 Census Data for Rio Rancho Public School District:
Population and Housing Characteristics

Number Percent
Total Population 52,631 100.0
White, Not Hispanic 33,497 63.6
Black, Not Hispanic 1,308 2.5
American Indian, Not Hispanic 1,104 2.1
Asian, Not Hispanic 745 1.4
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Not Hispanic 80 0.2
Other Races, Not Hispanic 109 0.2
Two or More Races, Not Hispanic 1,036 2.0
Total Hispanic 14,752 28.0
White, Hispanic 7,607 14.5
Black, Hispanic 90 0.2
American Indian, Hispanic 209 0.4
Asian, Hispanic 27 0.1
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic 9 0.0
Other Races, Hispanic 5,675 10.8
Two or More Races, Hispanic 1,135 2.2
Total Households 19,204  -
Persons Residing in Households 52,043 98.9
Average Household Size 2.71 -
Total Housing Units 20,463 -
Total Occupied Housing Units 19,204 100.0
   Owner Occupied Housing Units 15,666 81.6
   Renter Occupied Housing Units 3,538 18.4
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census

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