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

Dear Tiger Families,

I am honored and proud to be the new superintendent at Capitan, the home of our Mighty Tigers! I understand being a Tiger is something very important, and I know our staff and students feel the same way. In fact, I have long been a fan of the orange and black and will wear it proudly at every event these young men and women participate in. I am looking forward to supporting our student’s education and activities for the remainder of the 2020–2021 school year.

We are pleased to have you as partners in this educational endeavor. As the year finishes out, we encourage you to call the school and talk with those who might be of help. One of our goals is to see that the parents and guardians of students, like the students themselves, feel at home at Capitan Municipal Schools. We plan on challenging the students daily so they can succeed at their highest ability and reach their academic potential.

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to help your child achieve their goals as they build a solid educational foundation for their futures. We welcome your questions and ideas. Let’s work together to ensure the remainder of this school is as successful as possible. I look forward to getting to know the students and their families as I become a part of the Capitan community.


Patti Nesbitt, Superintendent

Mark Driskell

Mark Driskell
(575) 354-8511 Office
(575) 686-9060 Cell

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