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Collage of seniors Class of 2022 Graduating May 21, 2022 at Tiger Field

Welcome to Capitan High School

Welcome to the Capitan High School website, home of the Fighting Tigers! Part of the Capitan Municipal Schools District, we are located in rural Lincoln County, New Mexico. Surrounded by the beautiful wilderness landscape of the Lincoln National Forest, we are famous for being the birthplace of Smokey Bear. Though we are a small community, we are proud of our wild-west heritage, our schools, and most importantly, the students and staff who make this a great place to receive an education.

Here at Capitan High School we are pleased to provide an education and curriculum that utilizes some of the best resources technology has available. We offer a variety of educational program tracks, including a CNA (nursing) program, culinary arts, and agricultural options. We know that education continues outside of the classroom, and offer a variety of extracurricular programs including band, choir, rodeo, and athletics programs. We believe that Capitan High School offers something for nearly every personality!

A Message from Our Principal

Thank you, Capitan students, families, and community, for your continued support of Capitan High School. I am excited to be joining your Tiger family as principal. I have been in education for 20 years as a teacher, coach, parent, and administrator. My passion is helping students learn both in the classroom and through participation in extracurricular activities. I believe that we are impacting our future one child at a time, and my role is to support our staff so that students receive a happy, healthy, caring education.

My office door is always open to you, and I invite you to call anytime you have a concern or question. You will also be able to find me at various student events, and I look forward to meeting you.

Go Tigers!


Chris Rottman

Chris Rottman
Capitan High School
(575) 354-8550

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