Española Public Schools

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Española Public Schools
Northern New Mexico
South Rio Arriba County and Northern Santa Fe County
District information
MottoReaching for Excellence, one student at a time.
SuperintendentHolly Martinez
Students and staff
Other information

Española Public School District #55 (EPSD) or Española Public Schools (EPS) is a school district based in Española, New Mexico, USA. It includes sections of Rio Arriba County and Santa Fe County.

In the year 2000 the district had a total of 16 schools with approximately 6,103 students. In the 2011–2012 school year, the district had an enrollment of 4,970. Currently there are 10 elementary schools,a kindergarten center, a middle school, and a high school.


In 2016 Bobbie Gutierrez resigned as superintendent,[1] and at that time Eric Martinez became the superintendent.[2]

The New Mexico Public Education Department criticized Martinez, who left in 2017 and was paid $130,000 and leave money as part of a buyout. That year the school board members changed in composition to a significant degree.[3]

Service area[edit]

In addition to Española, the district serves:

School Board[edit]

Name Position Took office Up for
Jeremy G. Maestas Board President, District 4 2019 2023
Brandon Bustos Vice-President, District 2 2019 2025
Katrina J. Martinez Secretary, District 1 2021 2023
Ruben Archuleta Member, District 5 2015 2023
Javin Coriz Member, District 3 2021 2025

List of schools[edit]

Secondary schools
Elementary schools
  • Abiquiu Elementary
  • Alcalde Elementary
  • Chimayo Elementary
  • Dixon Elementary
  • Eutimio "Tim" Salazar, III (Fairview) Elementary
  • Hernandez Elementary
  • James H. Rodriguez (Española) Elementary
  • San Juan Elementary
  • Tony E. Quintana (Sombrillo) Elementary
  • Velarde Elementary (scheduled for closing in 2015-2016 SY)
Kindergarten Centers
  • Los Niños Kindergarten



  1. ^ "Española Valley Schools Superintendent resigns, put on administrative leave". KRQE. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  2. ^ "Española School District hires new superintendent". KRQE. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  3. ^ Carillo, Edmundo (2017-05-12). "Española schools hope to get 'back on track'". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  4. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Rio Arriba County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-30.
  5. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Santa Fe County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-30.