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

A Message From Our Superintendent

June 14, 2022

Dear Students, Staff, and Community,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Capitan Municipal Schools family, as Superintendent. I hope to engage with all of you as we work to improve the educational experience for our kids.

As we enter the 2022 through 2023 school year, I welcome your engagement in Tiger Excellence. We each have a specific role in this endeavor.

As a student, it is your responsibility to be the best version of yourself. Find your passion, learn the skills to accomplish your goals and remain focused to achieve these goals. Our staff and administration will support you every step of the way.

As a staff member, it is our responsibility to improve our craft, remain focused on a student-centered culture of Tiger Excellence, and conduct ourselves in a respectful and professional manner. The school experience is a direct result of our interactions and guidance.

As a community member, I ask that you partner with us to provide the best educational experience possible. Your participation and input are critical for Capitan Municipal Schools to foster and develop Tiger Excellence. Please feel to contact us, or just drop by and visit. I also ask that you support our kids through your attendance at student activities, athletics, parent meetings and other events throughout the school year.

Best regards,

J. Vance Lee
(575) 354-8500

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