School Profile

Community: Roughly the physical size of Rhode Island, the Moriarty Edgewood School District serves the educational needs of three counties in central New Mexico. Currently, the district consists of one high school, two middle schools, and three elementary schools utilizing a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade-level configuration.

School: Moriarty High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school with a curriculum designed to prepare students to attend a college or university and other post-secondary educational training programs, including vocational schools and military service.

School year: 2 semesters

Enrollment: 771 students, grades 9-12, culturally diverse with a population that is approximately 44% Hispanic

Accreditation and Membership: Moriarty High School is accredited by the New Mexico Public Education Department and holds a membership in the New Mexico Association of Student Councils, the NMHSRA (New Mexico High School Rodeo Association), Civilian Marksman Program, New Mexico Activities Association, National FFA Organization, National Forensic League, National History Club,and National Honor Society.

Grading and Ranking: All classes offered for credit are given a letter grade. GPA is calculated with semester grades only and includes all classes. Students earn an additional 0.25 for each AP and/or Honors course he or she successfully completes with a grade of C- or better, which is added to the total cumulative GPA. MHS ranks students by GPA.

Graduation Requirements: The class of 2016 must earn 26 credits, one of which must be AP, Honors, Dual Credit, or Distance Learning. 

Advanced placement: MHS currently offers six AP courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Calculus AB, and AP US Government and Politics. 

Honors and Advanced Courses: Students enrolled in honors or advanced courses have the option of earning college credit from Mesalands Community College: Honors Senior English IV, Honors Government and Economics, Advanced Animal Studies, (advanced), Advanced Agricultural Leadership

Dual Enrollment: Starting the summer before their sophomore year, students may begin taking college courses through Central NM Community College and the University of NM as long as they meet the pre-requisites set by those institutions. Students may also take specific courses on campus from MHS instructors that earn them college credit from Mesalands Community College or Central NM Community College. Those courses are listed above in the Honors section and also include welding, CAD, finance, business math, college math survey, computer modeling, and woodshop.

Virtual Academy of Learning: Students have the opportunity to take courses through VAL, which uses the online curriculum provided by Edgenuityas well as “direct instruction.” Although the majority of the work is completed from a computer at home, students meet on campus one day a week to receive assistance from an on-site instructor.

Special Programs: MHS offers student support for those students who have a SAT, 504, or IEP. Gifted programming is also available to those who qualify. 

College Matriculation: The class of 2015 had 134 graduates, with 78% continuing their education. They earned a cumulative scholarship amount of $3, 754,284. They also earned 1, 468 college credit hours through the dual credit program.
Standardized Tests: 

ACT          68% participated

                Mid 50% Scored 16-23

AP            13 exams were given

                Score of 3 or higher – 54%

SAT          2% participated

                Mid 50% Scored 405-545 Reading

                Mid 50% Scored 340-545 Math

                Mid 50% Scored 310-510 Writing

Activities and Organizations: *National History Day *We the People *Choir *FFA *Army JROTC *Guitar *Band  - Marching, Concert, and Jazz      *Drama Club  *National Honor Society *Student Council *Yearbook *GSA*Rodeo Club

Athletics:  *Fall -  Football,  Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball *Winter - Boys and Girls Basketball,  Wrestling         *Spring - Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Track and Field, Tennis *Year-Round -  Cheerleading,  Mirage Dance Team,  Special Olympics