Alamogordo High School


Alamogordo High School is a public high school in Alamogordo, New Mexico. It is a part of Alamogordo Public Schools.

Alamogordo High School
103 Cuba Avenue


Coordinates32°53′34″N 105°56′52″W / 32.8929°N 105.9477°W / 32.8929; -105.9477Coordinates: 32°53′34″N 105°56′52″W / 32.8929°N 105.9477°W / 32.8929; -105.9477
TypePublic High School
School districtAlamogordo Public Schools
PrincipalChristina Calentine
Teaching staff85.69 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,411 (2018-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.47[1]


Alamogordo High was established in 1919 in a 13–classroom facility made of brick, which had two floors.[2]

In 1949 the high school admitted its first student with African descent, who was mixed African/German American, just to play sports, although he had to take classes at the all-black Delaware School for Negro Children. When the personnel at Holloman Air Force Base asked for the school district to completely desegregate for the benefit of its black employees, the school system did so.[3] In 1968 the current high school facility, which had Phase I constructed, opened while the junior high school moved into the former high school building. In 1969 Alamogordo Mid High School opened, so only grades 11-12 were at Almogordo High while grades 9-10 went to the new school.[2]

In 1968 there was a student strike at Alamogordo High School, headed by 12 and involving about 300, which demanded improved conditions for teachers and students.[4]

Attendance areaEdit

In addition to Alamogordo it serves Boles Acres, High Rolls, Holloman Air Force Base, La Luz, and Orogrande.[5]

The area around the former Cienega School is about 100 miles (160 km) from Alamogordo and 20 miles (32 km) from Dell City, Texas; while it is in the Alamogordo district boundaries, due to the respective distances the Alamagordo district has an agreement with Dell City Independent School District so that district could educate high school students in that area.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for ALAMOGORDO HIGH". US Department of Education. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "It all began here in a tent school in 1898". Alamogordo Daily News. Alamogordo, New Mexico. 1975-08-15. p. 4. - Clipping from
  3. ^ Maxwell, Nicole (2019-07-29). "An Executive Order and a teen who just wanted to play football: How APS integrated schools". Alamogordo Daily News. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  4. ^ Douglas, John (1968-02-27). "Committee Confers on Grievances". Alamogordo Daily News. Vol. 74, no. 49. Alamogordo, New Mexico. pp. 1, 7. - Clipping of first and of second pages at
  5. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Otero County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-27.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • "High School Alamogordo, New Mexico". Henry C. Trost Historical Organization. Retrieved 2021-07-27.