St. Pius X High School Profile 2012-2013

Albuquerque, located at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, has a metro population of 850,000. It is the home of the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, and many high-tech and aerospace industries. Its inhabitants enjoy the blend of Hispanic, Anglo, Native American, African American, and Asian American cultures.

St. Pius X is a diocesan, co-educational, college preparatory high school; it is accredited by District and School by AdvancEd. Fall 2012 enrollment was 739 students—ethnic background of students: 67 percent Hispanic, 22 percent Caucasian, 7 percent Native American, 3 percent Asian, and 1 percent African American. Eight international students have joined us, hailing form China (2), Colombia(1), South Korea (1), and Germany (2), Italy (1) and Bangladesh (1).

All 69 faculty members have a bachelor’s degree and 72 percent hold advanced degrees. Pupil/teacher ratio is approximately 11 to 1. Pupil/Counselor ratio is approximately 148 to 1.

 Standardized Test Results: Class of 2012

NMSQT  191students as juniors took the PSAT test. Students with exceptional results and receiving recognition included         
                                          Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program Finalists - 6
                         
ACT
        St. Pius X Mean Composite score based on testing in the junior year:              23.9
                National Mean Composite score based on testing in the junior year:               19.9
                New Mexico Mean Composite score based on testing in the junior year:         21.1

         Class of 2012 ACT Results

ACT Score
 No. of Students
36-30
22
   29-24 
 80
23 - 19
76
<19
13

Post High School Profile: Class of 2012

Percentage of graduates attending four year colleges:     92%
Percentage of graduates attending two year colleges:       6
Percentage of graduates in military service, working, or traveling   2% 

SPX Academic Letters are awarded to qualified juniors and seniors aho have attained a 3.5 GPA or above for four or more semesters (need not be consecutive semesters). A second year pin is awarded to those who complete two more semesters before graduation.

National Honor Society eligibility requirements are a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above for four or more semesters and application to the moderators. In addition, these students are recommended by teachers for strong character, leadership, and community service. NHS members continue service projects and peer tutoring throughout high school.

Community Service Letters are awarded to students who perform 120+ hours per year. Students may receive one Community Service Letter and one pin for each following year this goal is attained (One letter and three pins in total).

AP and Honors Courses are offered to approved applicants who have natural ability accompanied by a strong desire for academic enrichment and college level coursework. These classes demand more creativity, critical thinking, independent research, and written communication than the standard St. Pius X college preparatory curriculum. Students must apply and be approved for these classes.

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

St. Pius X High School policy encourages all students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to sit for the May examinations. Of 238 tests taken by 137 students, 8 percent of examinees earned a score of 5 and 16 percent earned a score of 4. Scores of 3 or better were obtained by 22 percent  of the 2012 AP examinees.  Total  AP Scholars:  32;  average score 3.79.

 Credits and Grades  All grades are recorded in letters. The 4-point grade system is used at St. Pius X.

Grade Scale Points Grade Scale Points Grade Scale Points
98-100 A+ 4.333 80-82 B- 2.667 63-66 D 1.000
94-97 A 4.000 77-79 C+ 2.333 60-62 D- 0.667
90-93 A- 3.667 73-76 C 2.000 0-59 F NONE
87-89 B+ 3.333 70-72 C- 1.667      
83-86 B 3.000 67-69 D+ 1.333      

The Advanced Placement (AP®) and Honors courses at St. Pius X are on the 5-point grade system: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0 and no credit.
Honors and AP classes available: Honors Algebra I/Geometry, Honors Algebra II /Trig., Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Honors English I & II, AP English Language, AP English Literature, Honors Biology, Honors Physics, Honors Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology II, AP American Government, Honors Spanish II & III, AP U.S. History, Honors We the People (American Government) Honors French III & IV, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, and AP Art History.
 

Class of 2013 - Twenty-four (24) credits are required for graduation and must include:

English
Mathematics
Social Studies
Laboratory Science
Physical Education
Theology
Foreign Language
Effective Computer Use
Fine Arts
Other Electives
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3 semesters =
4    units of credit
4    units of credit
3.5 units of credit
4    units of credit
1    unit of credit
4    units of credit
1    unit of credit (2 units standard)
0.5 units of credit
0.5 units of credit
1.5   units of credit

College Acceptances

ADAMS STATE COLLEGE
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - BARRETT HONORS COLLEGE
AVE MARIA COLLEGE
BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE
BENEDICTINE COLLEGE
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
BOSTON COLLEGE
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN
CATHOLIC U. OF AMERICA
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO CC
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE
COLLEGE OF SANTA FE
COLLEGE OF WOOSTER
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
CORNELL COLLEGE
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
DODGE CITY CC
DUKE UNIVERSITY
EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE
EASTERN NEW MEXICO U.
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL
EMERSON COLLEGE
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
FORT LEWIS COLLEGE
FRANCISCAN U. STEUBENVILLE
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECH.
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
HASTINGS COLLEGE
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECH.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY

 

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE
LEWIS AND CLARK
LORAS COLLEGE
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
LOYOLA U.CHICAGO
LOYOLA U. NEW ORLEANS
MASS. INST. OF TECH.(MIT)
MESA STATE UNIVERSITY
NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS U.
NEW MEXICO STATE U.
NEW MEXICO TECH
NEWMAN UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
NORTHERN ARIZONA U.
NORTHERN COLORADO COLLEGE
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
REGIS UNIVERSITY
ROCHESTER INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
ROLLINS COLLEGE
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
SCRIPPS COLLEGE
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
SOUTHERN METHODIST U.
ST. BONAVENTURE COLLEGE
ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY
ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY
ST. MARY’S COLLEGE
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
STETSON UNIVERSITY
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON U.

TRINITY COLLEGE
TRINITY UNIVERSITY
U. S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACAD.
U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY (wEST POINT)
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
U. OF CA. LOS ANGELES
U. OF CA. SAN DIEGO
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
U. OF COLORADO CO. SPRINGS
UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (FLORIDA)
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (OHIO)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
U. OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS
U. OF N. CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON U. ST. LOUIS
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
WESTERN NEW MEXICO U.
WHITMAN COLLEGE
WILLIAMETTE UNIVERSITY
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INST.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY 

 

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