About Our District


Vision: Find and develop the potential in every student

Mission: Rio Rancho Public Schools is dedicated to graduating each student with an educational foundation for success as a responsible, ethical contributor to society.


RRPS vision and missionRio Rancho Public Schools
District Profile

Updated 12/13/16

District founded: July 1994
Enrollment: 17,457 (December 2016)
Third largest in NM

Students qualifying for special education services: 14.67%

Students receiving free/reduced lunch benefits: 42.8%

Race and ethicity dataSchools:               

  • Shining Stars Preschool (3 and 4-year-olds)
  • 10 elementary schools (K-5)
  • 4 middle schools (6-8)
  • Cleveland High School (9-12)
  • Rio Rancho High School (9-12)
  • Independence High School (alternative 9-12)
  • Rio Rancho Cyber Academy (6-12)

School Board:

​  President:  Don Schlichte (District 1)
  Vice-President: Catherine Cullen
  (District 5)
  Secretary: Martha Janssen (District 3)
  Roman Montaño (District 2)
  Ryan Parra (District 4)

Superintendent:  V. Sue Cleveland, Ed.D
Employees:  2,213
Operating Budget:
$122,292,236 (pending a cut of 1.5%)
Graduation Rates: 
   Cleveland High School: 86.2%
   Rio Rancho High School: 82.9%
   District-wide: 82.7%

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About Rio Rancho Public Schools

Rio Rancho Public Schools  
(see map)

500 Laser Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: 505-896-0667
Fax: 505-896-0662
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