Located at the end of Avenida Coatimundi and nestled away into the Patagonia Mountains, the Spanish Colonial style architecture of Coatimundi Middle School creates a welcoming impression of culture and community. Our school is located in the town of Rio Rico, Arizona, approximately 15 miles north of the Mexican border town of Nogales and is part of the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District. Our school population is primarily of Hispanic heritage with a cultural capital centered on family and community.
The adage “it takes a village to raise a child” in the context of education can be translated to, “It takes a professional learning community to effectively educate our students.” Here at Coatimundi Middle School we are always striving to be an effective professional learning community. We were rewarded for our efforts by the Arizona Educational Foundation with an A+ Status in 2011. The Arizona Educational Foundation created the A+ Schools of Excellence Program as a comprehensive school assessment tool to identify, celebrate, and recognize overall educational excellence in schools throughout Arizona.
Our mission and vision statements are our school’s guiding forces. You might notice that present in both the mission and vision statement is the word “everyone.” All stakeholders must be involved in the learning process in order to be successful; we must act in rhythm to achieve a true professional learning community.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy spring! As we continue to move into fourth quarter and state testing, I am listing a few ways that you can help your child with the upcoming assessments.
Our 6th through 8th grade students and teachers are working hard as we prepare for the upcoming AzMERIT state test. AzMERIT will be computer based.
Please make sure your child is at school every day. School begins at 7:35 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. Attendance is a critical component of student success.
Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and see more of all the wonderful things going on! Thank you all for your continued support as we work together ensuring our students are successful.
Thank you for continuing to make Coatimundi great. I look forward to making fourth quarter a fantastic one!
Your partner in education,
Rebekah Cabrera, Principal