Volcano Vista High School
VVHS Logo.png
8100 Rainbow Blvd NW,


TypePublic high school
PrincipalMelissa Sedillo
Staff123.10 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,227 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.09[1]
CampusSuburban, 20 acres
Color(s)  Black
Athletics conferenceNMAA, 6A Dist. 1
RivalCibola High School

Volcano Vista High School (VVHS) is a public senior high school located on the West Mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico within the Albuquerque Public Schools District;[2] 2014 enrollment is 2,300.[3] The school opened in August 2007 to 9th grade students, adding 10th and 11th grades in August 2008, and 12th grade in August 2009. The first students graduated in May 2010. School colors are black, white and platinum and their mascot is the Hawks.[4] The specific breed of hawk is cited to be a Redtail Hawk, as displayed in the school's main corridor.


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.[5]

School Year Grade from NMPED
2010-11 B
2011-12 B
2012-13 A
2013-14 A
2014-15 B
2015-16 N/A

Student body statistics

Ethnicity This school State average
White (not Hispanic) 40% 29%
Hispanic 55% 56%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 11%
African American 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%


VVHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as a class 6A school in District 1. In 2014, the NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries.[6] In addition to Volcano Vista High School, the schools in District 1-6A include Cibola High School, V. Sue Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho High School and Santa Fe High School.[7]

VVHS has won 9 State Championships in NMAA sanctioned sports and events. VVHS competed in 4A from 2007–2010, 5A in 2011, and 6A in 2014. VVHS included a Bowling Team in September 2012.

Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Soccer, Boys 1 2014
Soccer, Girls 1 2010
Winter Basketball, Girls 3 2016, 2014, 2010
Basketball, Boys 2 2017, 2022
Wrestling 1 2010
Spring Softball 2 2012, 2011
Track & Field, Boys 1 2015
Total 11

Middle schools

LBJ Middle School is one of the middle schools which feeds into VVHS. Adjacent to VVHS, the Tony Hillerman Middle School opened in 2009.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "VOLCANO VISTA HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Volcano Vista — Albuquerque Public Schools".
  3. ^ "Volcano Vista High".
  4. ^ ""Schools have something for everyone" as new year begins; A look at participation numbers across the nation". 29 August 2019.
  5. ^ "NMPED - Title I Part D EOY Reporting".
  6. ^ http://www.nmact.org/file/Section_4.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2014-09-22.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Piper, Ann (2014). Education in Albuquerque. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 112. ISBN 9781467131032.

Coordinates: 35°10′41″N 106°44′01″W / 35.17806°N 106.73361°W / 35.17806; -106.73361