St. Pius X High School

5301 Saint Josephs Drive NW,
Albuquerque, NM, 87120-0871
Tel: (505)831-8400
Grades: 9 - 12 | 811 students
Saint Pius X High School is a Catholic college preparatory school of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
We serve God and the community through faith, love and respect and inspire learning, leadership and service.
Albuquerque's picturesque scenery of the Rio Grande Bosque and Sandia Mountains is the backdrop of the school's beautiful forty acre campus.
The former home to the University of Albuquerque, St. Pius X enjoys a collegiate feel and is also host to the the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 811 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 60%
State avg.: 47%
Students by Grade St. Pius X High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Advanced Courses Art History,  Biology II,  Calculus AB and BC,  Computer Science,  English III,  English IV,  Environmental Science,  Music Theory,  Spanish Language,  Spanish Literature,  Statistics,  U.S. Government and Politics,  U.S. History - Geography  
Average ACT score 23
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,575
Tuition Notes Active Catholic Parishioner First Student $9,575.00 Second Student $9,275.00 Third Student $8,975
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,800
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jeff Turcotte
Admissions Associate Mr. Jeff Turcotte

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingDrill Team,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyRugby,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

School Notes:

  • St. Pius X is a diocesan, co-educational, college-preparatory high school. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the New Mexico State Department of Education.
  • Fall 2010 enrollment is 806
  • students-ethnic background of students: 62% Hispanic, 30% Caucasian, 5% Native American, 2% Asian, and 1% African American.
  • All 83 faculty members have a bachelor's degree and 67 percent hold advanced degrees.
  • Pupil/teacher ratio is approximately 14 to 1. Pupil/Counselor ratio is approximately 165 to 1.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Desert Hills (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Hills (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Crestview Christian Academy (1.2 miles away)
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  • Albuquerque Desert Hills    
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    5310 Sequoia Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87120
    (505)836-7330
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    0.4  mi  |  105  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Albuquerque
    Desert Hills School
    Special Education School
    5310 Sequoia Rd Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87120
    (505)352-3061
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Albuquerque
    Crestview Christian Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    6000 Ouray Rd Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87120
    (505)836-0536
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.2  mi  |  25  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    Bosque School    
    Special Program Emphasis
    4000 Learning Rd Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87120
    (505)898-6388
    Special Program Emphasis
    1.2  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Albuquerque
    The Church Christian Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    3021 Todos Santos St Nw
    Albuquerque , NM , 87120
    (505)839-4444
    (Assembly of God)
    1.5  mi  |  48  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 16, 2013 - As a parent of two kids I couldn''t say enough wonderful thing about St. Pius? The teachers truly care about their students. The encouragement by the entire staff to be active members of both their school and community is remarkable. Kids are held accountable and are pushed to achieve their best in a loving environment. If you want your kids to be challenged and have a love for Christ St Pius should be at the top of your list. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 27, 2012 - My daughter is currently a junior at Saint Pius. From my point of view this school is the best kept secret in Albuquerque; strenuous college-prep academics, plus a truly values-based education, all at half the price of the other private high schools in town. I encourage all parents of all faiths to check it out - it is absolutely the best investment I have ever made in my child. - Posted by Parent

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