Sorry to answer so late. I am not practicing real estate right now, just to let you know. But, one of the reasons I moved from New York to Rio Rancho was to get my children into a calmer school environment. My kids have been in the rr school sytem since 1996 and I have been very happy with my decision. The high school is teaching classes I believe should be considered for college credits.
The eigth grade here is considered "mid-high". The 6th,seventh, and eight grades have their own building, this is considered middle school.
Hope this info helps.