Albuquerque, NM

District-Wide Increases In Student Achievement


CTAC provided assistance to the Albuquerque Public Schools, the 25th largest district in the U.S., developing and implementing a landmark system of site-based reform across 120 schools, engaging and training parents as equal partners with the teachers’ union and district leadership and providing human services collaboration.


  • Significant improvements in academic achievement at all levels—including 70% of elementary schools, 100% of middle schools, and at the high school level national recognition for achieving the highest ACT scores of any large district in the country
  • Increased attendance, family involvement, and early problem identification, and reduced dropout rates
  • More than 1,000 parents were trained and played active leadership roles on school and community issues
  • Achieved systemic reform sustained through two administrations