Farmington Municipal Schools
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Farmington Municipal School District is located in the beautiful Four Corners region of the American Southwest. Our district consists of more than 10,000 hard-working students and 1,200 dedicated staff members.

Our Mission

We will utilize a system of quality data-driven instruction
to ensure a culture of high performance for all students and staff.

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The Farmington Municipal Schools are working on a 3-Year Strategic Plan. The Board of Education and Administration value your thoughts and opinions. Please help us by taking just a few minutes to answer the questions on the survey below. The data from this survey will be shared with the District Team developing and implementing the plan.  We appreciate your time and interest in the future of the youth in our community.
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Las escuelas municipales de Farmington (FMS) están desarrollando un plan estratégico de 3 años. La administración y la Junta de Educación valoran sus pensamientos y opiniones. Por favor ayúdenos y contesten las siguientes preguntas. Los datos de este estudio se compartirán con el equipo del distrito que se está desarrollando y que pondrá en práctica el plan.  Le agradecemos su tiempo e interés en el futuro de la juventud en nuestra comunidad.


State Score Press Release
Farmington Municipal Schools
December 18, 2015
Submitted by Dr. Eugene Schmidt

Press Release
Farmington Schools Earn High Marks from NMPED

The announcement of School Grade Reports by the New Mexico Public Education Department showed Farmington Municipal Schools earning high marks. Eleven Farmington schools earned an “A” grade based on improved student achievement for the 2013-14 school year.  Students and staff throughout the district expressed excitement about the good news that came as Farmington schools were set to close for winter break.

Kyle Rhodes  (FMS School Board President) was effusive in his praise for the efforts of students, staff and school leaders, stating, “This news is phenomenal. It speaks well of the commitment to learning by students and for the dedicated work of administration and teachers, who truly have the best interest of kids at heart.”

Comments from school principals included Debbie Braff (Apache Elementary) who stated,  “We have worked very hard. It was very exciting to learn that we received an “A” grade.  Lyn White (McCormick Elementary) stated, “ Our entire staff and student body are celebrating this happy moment. My teachers and I are delighted for our students, who have worked so hard.”  Cynthia Sosoya (Mesa Verde Elementary) stated, “We feel very thankful and proud.  Hard work by students and staff has paid off.” Candace Young (Northeast Elementary) said, “It has been a very rewarding journey as we watched our students grow academically.”

Deputy Superintendent Phil Valdez joined in the praise of school staff stating, “These great grades are just awesome. They are a reflection of the efforts of dedicated staff who committed to the belief all students can excel at high levels.”  Val Tulley, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, added, “I am so proud and happy for our students and our entire school team, whose hard work made this possible.”

Merilee Dexel, McKinley Elementary Principal stated, “We are proud of our staff and will continue to strive for excellence.  It is an honor to be at such a great school with great students and parents.” Emily Foose, Animas Elementary Principal said, “I am ecstatic about the A.  Reflects the hard work of teachers and the studentsí commitment to learning.”

School Grading is part of a state and federal statute that mandates accountability for all public schools.  Grades are announced annually. For more information, click the link

The FMS Board of Education would like to congratulate all staff on their diligent pursuit of excellence that resulted in the superior school grades that were released today. This is the result of the passion this district as a whole has to educate kids.

We admire the dedication and passion to continue the pursuit of excellence in the educational process from all district employees.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude, and to join with you in this district celebration of success.

The FMS Board of Education
Kyle Rhodes, President
Mike Isaacson, Vice President
Robyn Hoffman, Secretary
Bill Young, Deputy Secretary
Sherry Galloway, Member

School Grade Report Cards as posted Friday December 18, 2015 include:

Animas Elementary School
Apache Elementary School
Bluffview Elementary School
Country Club Elementary School
Esperanza Elementary School
Ladera Elementary School
McCormick Elementary School
McKinley Elementary School
Mesa Verde Elementary School
Northeast Elementary School
Heights Middle School
Hermosa Middle School
Mesa View Middle School
Tibbetts Middle School
Farmington High School
New Mexico Virtual Academy
Piedra Vista High School
Rocinante High School

  • 2016-2017 Waiver Request Forms
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    School Board President Kyle Rhodes presents the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year certificate to Brandy Acosta - teacher from Apache Elementary School. Ms. Acosta becomes eligible for New Mexico and National Teacher of the Year.  Full Story...
  • 2015-16 Parent Notification Letter/Parent
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    Press Release Susana Martinez, Governor Yolanda Berumen-Deines, Cabinet Secretary Contacts:Scott Darnell, Governor's Office, 505-819-1398, Enrique C Knell, CYFD, 505-660-0793 Keep Kids Safe by Dialing #SAFE (#7233) Governor and CYFD Secretary Annou Full Story...
  • Register Student(s) Online
    Online Registration is Open! We are opening online registration to all new students of Farmington Municipal Schools. Create your account today and skip the wait at the school office as well as register all your new students at one time from home. You m Full Story...
  • Middle School Attendance Zones
    The Farmington Board of Education approved middle school attendance zones. Hermosa and Tibbetts Middle Schools feed into Farmington High School and Heights and Mesa View Middle Schools feed into Piedra Vista High School. This eliminates the previous hi Full Story...
Employee Recognition
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  • August Employee of the Month
    Jeffery Smith, Computer Information System Manager in the IT Department was named August Employee of the Month. Jeffery has worked tirelessly all last year, especially over the summer and the days leading up to the start of school to migrate our director Full Story...
  • September Employee of the Month
    Heather Fernandez (right with Mr. Chris Pash), 3rd Grade Teacher at McCormick, was named FMS September "Employee of the Month." Ms. Fernandez student taught in the district, served as substitute teacher, and now teaches in the district. She is enthusiast Full Story...
  • 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year
    Brandy Acosta, Apache Elementary, was named Farmington Municipal Schools 2015-16 SY "Teacher of the Year". School Board President Kyle Rhodes commended Ms. Acosta, who was selected due to her student's growth in mathematics scores on the SBA and Interim Full Story...
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From Superintendent's Desk

How weather delays are evaluated and the importance of safety.

District leadership discusses past PARCC scores and the importance of student proficiency.

Governor Martinez at the San Juan County Early College High School Press Conference.

Health staff discuss the importance of immunizations.

Gene Schmidt and Phil Valdez introduce the new Visitor Management System.

Online Lunch Payments

Farmington Municipal School District has chosen MealTime Online to provide the opportunity for you to make credit card deposits into your student's cafeteria account or view your student's purchase history via the internet.  The My Mealtime parent portal, will stop taking prepayments on May 27, 2016 and will resume taking prepayments on August 1, 2016 for the next school year.

We are opening online registration to all new students of Farmington Municipal Schools.  Create your account today and skip the wait at the school office as well as register all your new students at one time from home.  You may also use our kiosk stations at your new students' school office.

Did you know that you can now monitor attendance and grades online? Keep informed about academic progress, and have regular updates e-mailed to you automatically!

Log in to PowerSchool to use this great resource!

Parents can also use SchoolMessenger's Contact Manager to add phone numbers, e-mail addresses and text numbers to receive school notifications, like weather delays, on all their devices.  Please help us stay in contact with you!

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