Roswell Independent School District

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Roswell Independent School District
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Address
300 North Kentucky Avenue
, New Mexico, 88201
United States
Coordinates33°23′45″N 104°31′41″W / 33.39583°N 104.52806°W / 33.39583; -104.52806Coordinates: 33°23′45″N 104°31′41″W / 33.39583°N 104.52806°W / 33.39583; -104.52806
District information
TypePublic school district
MottoExcellence in Education
Success in Society
GradesP12[1]
SuperintendentBrian Luck[2]
Schools21
NCES District ID3502250[1]
Students and staff
Students9,801 (2020–2021)[1]
Teachers580.50 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Student–teacher ratio16.88 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Other information
Websitewww.risd.k12.nm.us

The Roswell Independent School District is a public school district based in Roswell, New Mexico, United States.

In addition to Roswell, the district includes Midway.[3]

History[edit]

In 2018 Ann Lynn McIlroy became superintendent.[4]

2014 school shooting[edit]

On January 14, 2014, at about 8:10 am, a student opened fire inside the gymnasium of Berrendo Middle School. The suspect then surrendered to a staff member and was taken into police custody. A 12-year-old[5] student and a 13-year-old student were both airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, in critical condition. The suspected shooter was a seventh-grade 12-year-old student at the school named Mason Campbell, who used a shotgun that was smuggled into the school inside a duffle bag.[6] Campbell is facing three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and can be confined in a juvenile detention facility until he turns 21 years old.[7][8][9]

List of schools[edit]

The Roswell Independent School District has twenty-one schools, including twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, four high schools, a preschool. Early College High School and University High School are alternative schools. In addition, Sidney Gutierrez Middle Schools, a K–8 charter school, is chartered with the Roswell Independent School District.

School name Grades Enrollment (2020–2021) Website
Berrendo Elementary School P–5 284 [1]
Berrendo Middle School 6–8 685 [2]
Del Norte Elementary School K–5 478 [3]
Early College High School 9–12 191 [4]
East Grand Plains Elementary School P–5 211 [5]
El Capitan Elementary School P–5 389 [6]
Goddard High School 9–12 1,145 [7]
Mesa Middle School 6–8 457 [8]
Military Heights Elementary School P–5 389 [9]
Missouri Avenue Elementary School P–5 308 [10]
Monterrey Elementary School K–5 434 [11]
Mountain View Middle School 6–8 568 [12]
Nancy Lopez Elementary School P–5 203 [13]
Parkview Early Literacy Center Preschool 197 [14]
Pecos Elementary School P–5 317 [15]
Roswell High School 9–12 1,427 [16]
Sidney Gutierrez Middle School K–8 196 [17]
Sierra Middle School 6–8 671 [18]
Sunset Elementary School P–5 279 [19]
University High School 9–12 102 [20]
Valley View Elementary School P–5 500 [21]
Washington Avenue Elementary School P–5 370 [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for ROSWELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  2. ^ "Superintendent - Roswell Independent Schools". Roswell Independent School District. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  3. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Chaves County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  4. ^ Penn, Alison (April 17, 2018). "Dr. Ann McIlroy named superintendent; Susan Sanchez thanked for service, Porter Cutrell accepts position in Cloudcroft". Roswell Daily Record. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  5. ^ WLUC. "WLUC - Upper Michigan News, Weather, and Sports - WLUC - Home". Retrieved June 15, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Konte, Hawa (January 15, 2014). "Day 2: Roswell Shooting Press Conference". Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Shooting reported at New Mexico middle school". CNN. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Boy, 12, faces battery charge in New Mexico school shooting". Reuters. January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "12-year-old in custody after 2 students shot at New Mexico middle school - U.S. News". January 14, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2016.