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Eldorado High School (New Mexico)

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Eldorado High School
Eldorado High School, Albuquerque NM.jpg
11300 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

TypePublic high school
PrincipalMartín Sandoval
Staff95.15 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,758 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.48[1]
Color(s)Texas Orange, Gold, White     
Athletics conferenceNMAA, 5A Dist. 2
MascotGolden Eagle
RivalLa Cueva High School

Eldorado High School is a public 9–12 high school located in northeast Albuquerque, New Mexico within the Albuquerque Public Schools district.

School grade

The NMPED (New Mexico Public Education department) replaced the "No child left behind act" and AYP testing with a new school grading formula, which took effect for the 2010–11 school years. The grade is calculated using many forms of testing, and includes graduation rates.[2]

School year Grade from NMPED
2010–11 A


Eldorado competes in the New Mexico Activities Association 5A-District 2, along with Farmington High School, La Cueva High School, Piedra Vista High School and West Mesa High School. Eldorado's mascot is the Golden Eagle and has nineteen teams participating in twelve boys and girls sports; Eldorado's main rival is La Cueva High School.

Sports and State Titles

Notable alumni

Popular culture

In 2007, the Albuquerque Journal revealed that the high school had been used for the filming of the first season of Breaking Bad.[8]

The high school has been used by Netflix for the filming of Stranger Things season four.


  1. ^ a b c "ELDORADO HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "School Grading". Archived from the original on 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
  3. ^ Frentzel, Martin (February 10, 1992). "Local Biathlete Shooting for Medal". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved August 16, 2020 – via
  4. ^ Virgen, Steve (April 28, 2019). "From Eldorado QB to tight end for the Steelers". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved October 6, 2019 – via
  5. ^ Bower, Lash (April 5–11, 2007). "James Mercer's Inverted World". The Alibi. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Parker Takes His Place in Rotation". Albuquerque Journal. March 21, 2001. Retrieved October 6, 2019 – via
  7. ^ Lane, Charlotte Balcomb (June 11, 1999). "Native son directs 'Austin Powers'". Albuquerque Journal. p. B1.
  8. ^ Dan Mayfield (November 23, 2007). "'Bordertown' flop can be good for state". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. p. 36 – via

Coordinates: 35°07′44″N 106°30′46″W / 35.12889°N 106.51278°W / 35.12889; -106.51278

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Eldorado High School (New Mexico)
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