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


Welcome to our Capitan Municipal Schools Website. . . . Home of our Mighty Tigers! We are all excited to be here and are looking forward to a truly successful, safe, and enjoyable year. It is important to us that every student is offered an opportunity to succeed. We will make every effort to create and promote a good relationship between home and school. Our website, newsletters, conferences, parent/teacher meetings, and other forms of contact are very important components of our schools’ efforts to form a partnership with parents and community.

We offer quality academic programs, activities and events. It is always more fun to be involved. Please make every effort to attend as many events as you can. We invite you to visit our schools, make an appointment to meet your child’s teacher and see how your child is progressing in class.

Parents – it is extremely important that you verify and update any correction to addresses and telephone numbers at least once a year – Please stop by the school office and confirm that what we have in our system is correct. We use School Messenger (an auto dialer system) that sends information immediately to your telephone, email address, and text (for those that opt in).

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, and we encourage your involvement. Let’s work together to make this year a terrific year for your child, as we continue with the proud Tiger tradition of excellence!

Respectfully yours,

Patti Nesbitt, Superintendent

Patti Nesbitt

Patti Nesbitt
(575) 354.8511 Office
(575) 686.9060 Cell

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