Capitan Municipal Schools
To Lead, Educate, and Prepare All Students

Welcome to Capitan Municipal Schools

We welcome you to the Capitan Municipal Schools District website and on-line home of the Fighting Tigers. Famously known as the birthplace of Smokey Bear, the Village of Capitan is Located in Lincoln County, near the heart of New Mexico. Our village is set in the temperate mountain climate between the Capitan and Sacramento mountains of New Mexico. Founded in the harsh frontier days of 1891, we have grown in numbers while retaining our small town country flavor.

Capitan Municipal Schools is honored to serve and guide our most precious assets—our children. We know that these young learners represent us—and our future.

We are an educational community with a mission that values and strives to empower young learners in a safe and nurturing environment. We invite you to browse our website and learn about the remarkable students, staff, and community that make us unique.

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Message from the Superintendent

Capitan Voters,

The students, staff, administration, and board of education would like to thank you for voting in the 2023 regular local election. The successful passage of this Mill-Levy means that operational dollars can remain in the classroom where they belong, instead of supplementing the expenditures required to make repairs, renovations, and improvements to the facilities. In the coming months, the district will be revising our five-year Facility Master Plan. This plan will focus the revenue from the Mill-Levy funds toward capital improvement priorities such as life/health/safety, security, building systems, and end-of-life-cycle needs. Your support is critical to the ability of our students and staff to learn and teach in an environment that is safe, healthy, inviting, and comfortable. Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support of Tiger Excellence.

Thank you!

J. Vance Lee

Capitan Municipal Schools

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