About the District

About the School District

 

School Age/Grade Level
Special Pre-School Pre-K Served at Lydia Rippey Elementary
Lydia Rippey Elementary School Grades K-3 (serving students west of the Animas River)
McCoy Elementary School Grades K-3 (serving students east of the Animas River)
Park Avenue Elementary Grades 4-5
Koogler Middle School Grades 6-8
Aztec High School Grades 9-12
Vista Nueva High School Grades 9-12

 

Every day over 3,000 students cross the threshold of their school in Aztec and begin their school day. They come to us with different skills, with different backgrounds and with different fears but full of energy and dreams. They are our most important stakeholders and we take our mission to ensure all students develop a strong educational foundation seriously.

Aztec is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico in the beautiful San Juan River Basin, a rural community just south of the Colorado border. The Aztec Municipal School District (AMSD) serves over 3,000 students in pre-school through grade twelve. The district is located in the "four corners area" where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona meet. We have a diverse student population of approximately 63% Anglo students, 22% Hispanic students, and 13% Native American students. The City of Aztec is the county seat of San Juan County and our economic base is tourism, coal, oil, natural gas production and agriculture. The district employs over 250 certified staff members and a support staff of more than 150 to provide transportation and educational services to our students. We own our own busses, provide our own custodial and maintenance services and we outsource food service management to Chartwells. Our students do well on standardized tests and they are extremely well behaved.