Both my sons will be at Eagle Ridge Middle School next year (in sixth and eighth grades). Eagle Ridge is a pretty typical middle school. It has its share of amazing kiddos and teachers, and like all schools it does have its problems. My oldest son hasn't ever had a problem, and I have no concerns about sending my younger son there this year. I've found that the majority of the teachers are willing to work with you if you reach out in kindness and not with blame. My kiddos aren't perfect, no kiddos really are, but they try hard and do their best and I think that is why they will succeed. They have always made sure to ask for help if they need it, to reach out to teachers and friends for support, and to remember to stand up for themselves.
I have lived in Rio Rancho and on Albuquerque's WestSide since I was nine years old, and went to school in Rio Rancho myself.
If you have any other specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me at: robin@theQrealty.com