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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

Dear Families, Parents, and Friends,

Welcome Back!

Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Shelli Montoya and I will be the new middle and high school principal! I’m thrilled to welcome you to the 2019–2020 school year and I look forward to meeting new faces and hearing all about your summer adventures. For those who haven’t met me yet, I taught French/Spanish/Bilingual Education in Truth or Consequences for 13 years and am now starting my third year in administration. I served as assistant principal/athletic director at Hot Springs High and principal at T or C Middle School. I am very excited to work together to make this a fabulous new school year!

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to our custodial staff. They worked diligently throughout the summer to clean and ready the school. Many facility updates from structural to technological took place on our campus and continue as we speak!

All teachers and support staff have spent hours preparing materials, classrooms, and reviewing data. Secretaries and office staff have been busy registering new students, putting together information packets, and organizing new materials.

We are looking forward to seeing new and returning students fill the hallways with their hustle and bustle that has been absent all summer. Old friendships will quickly rekindle and new friendships made. Please keep up-to-date with all of the school happenings on our webpage or follow us on Facebook at Capitan Tigers.

I value your input and collaboration in providing a safe and nurturing environment and welcome any opportunity to meet with you! Remember, the first day of school is August 12, 2019!


Shelli Montoya

Shelli Montoya, Principal

Shelli Montoya

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