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MMSD Open House

Thursday August 27nd


Child Find (Birth – 5 years old) in New Gym


Mandatory Meeting with ALL parents (Pre k- K-12th) in Main Gym

This Meeting will Include:

The Mandatory Student/Parent Athletic Meeting & The Annual Update on Emergency Procedures


Meet Your Local Law Enforcement Agencies


Meet and Greet with Teachers in their class rooms

Middle School Teachers will be in Middle School Commons Area

High School Teachers will be in the Library


Senior Parent Meeting in District Technology Center


Elementary Curriculum Meeting in Fine Arts Center


4th & 5th Grade Parent Meeting in Fine Arts Center


Dinner will be served

Either in School Cafeteria or HS Commons Area depending on weather


   Notice to Parents

The monthly school newsletter is now available by regular mail, email, or accessed via the school website.  If you would like to receive the newsletter via email or regular mail, please contact the Main Office at (575) 854-2241.

Season Passes are onow on sale!  $50 for adults and $30 for seniors and students.  Please see Angel for your Season Pass.

   About Magdalena Schools 

The Magdalena Municipal School District is a Pre-K through 12th grade school, which is housed on a single campus. MMSD has a multicultural student population of 357. The ethnic structure of the district is approximately 47% Navajo, 29% Hispanic, and 24% Anglo or other. Additionally, in 1988 the district implemented a four-day week schedule to help address and accommodate students who are bussed significant distances. Over half of all MMSD students are bussed, with an average bus ride being 26 miles one way. The longest distance any one student has to travel is 70 miles one way.

The Village of Magdalena is located on the edge of the Cibola National Forest, at the base of the Magdalena Mountains in central New Mexico. The nearest city is Socorro located 26 miles to the east, Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, 100 miles to the northeast. Magdalena’s population is approximately 1,100 and reflects the community’s unique history as a mining town and as one of the largest cattle shipping centers west of Kansas City. Its nickname, “Trail’s End,” is an enduring reminder that for nearly 70 years (1890s-1960s) Magdalena was the end of the trail for cattle drives originating from Arizona to southern Colorado.

Today the community’s principal industries consists of education; the federal government in the form of the National Forest Service; the National Radio and Astronomy Observatory, which operates the Very Large Array (the worlds largest radio telescope) located on the San Augustine plains 25 miles west of Magdalena; the Bureau of Indian Affairs which operates a charter school and Indian Health Services clinic on the Alamo Navajo Indian reservation; and, finally ranching. The public school district is the largest employer.

The Alamo Navajo reservation is located 29 miles north of Magdalena, and is a vital part of the community at large. Although Alamo is a Chapter of the Navajo Nation, it is located approximately 200 miles southeast of the largest reservation in Arizona. Because of their isolation, the Alamo people have maintained a unique traditional and linguistic heritage. The Alamo band is the only living Native American group who is a blend of Navajo and Apache tribes. The Alamo dialect (Navajo) is predominate in the homes and in all tribal government, religious, social, and cultural interactions.


Contact Information
Magdalena Municipal School District
PO Box 24
201 Duggins
Magdalena, New Mexico 87825

Monday - Thursday 7:30AM - 5:00PM

Friday - 8:00AM 12:00PM

Phone: 575-854-2241
Fax: 575-854-2531
Current Weather
Current Conditions:
Fair, 85 F

Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 54
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 83 Low: 57
Mon - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 81 Low: 55
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 81 Low: 55
Wed - PM Thunderstorms. High: 80 Low: 54

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