Sandia High School is a Public High School located in the northeast heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools district. The current enrollment is 1,897.HistoryThe school opened in school year of 1958-1959. The originally proposed mascot name was the Sandia Satans, which prompted negative reactions from the surrounding community. Thereafter, the mascot name was changed to Matadors. A matador sculpture was placed in the student commons area in 1961.In the late 1970s, the school reached a record student population for the state of New Mexico. This led to the approval and construction of a newer facility, La Cueva High School, in the early 1980s.In 2006, due to heavy flooding in the high desert environment of Albuquerque, the basement-level gymnasium of Sandia required extensive repair work. However it has been fully repaired, and is open for use to the students and staff.Mock TrialSandia High School has a very strong Mock Trial team led by Sandia teacher Cramer Johnson. In 2007 the Sandia Mock Trial A team took first place at both Regionals and State while two students, one at Regionals and one at State, received individual awards. The team then went on to Nationals where they took 9th place, the highest an APS team had ever placed. In 2008 they again took first at both Regionals and State, and once again gained individual awards. When the team went to Nationals in 2008 they beat their previous 9th place record, placing 4th in the Nation. At the 2008 National Mock Trial Competition one of the team's attorneys also got an award for being one of the top attorneys at the competition. The Sandia Mock Trial team is the second highest-placing team in the National Mock Trial Competition out of all New Mexico Mock Trial teams, and highest placing coming from APS schools. In 2010 Sandia High School once again went to the Nationals competition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after taking first place at both the Regionals and State competition. In 2011 Sandia teacher Cramer Johnson moved away leaving the school. Since then the mock trial program at Sandia High School has ended.
7801 Candelaria Rd NE
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