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Welcome to the Home of the Fighting Tigers

Welcome to the online home of Capitan Elementary School, where our ongoing community effort brings the best education possible for the children in our care. We are one of three schools in the Capitan Municipal Schools District in the Capitan Corridor of historic, rural Lincoln county in central New Mexico.

Though our community is small, we have a big heart. We hope you will enjoy browsing our website to find out what makes us special.  

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Tiger Families, 

We are excited to have your children as part of our Tiger family. Our focus at Capitan Elementary School is to provide the highest quality education for your child. We will continue to focus on providing many educational, fun, and exciting activities as we learn and work with families to set high academic standards for all of our students. We will also continue to teach positive character traits as we prepare your children for the future. We put your children’s educational, physical, emotional, and safety first. 

We pride ourselves on challenging your student to reach the greatest possible academic success and personal growth in an environment where all types of learners can and will be successful. We will focus on teaching and using critical and higher level thinking skills to elevate student achievement.

We work towards building a strong school and community family. We look forward to working with all families. Thank you for your continued support and involvement. 


Briana Gibson

News at Capitan Elementary School