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Air Quality Program

Coatimundi Middle School students are always hard at work. Read more >>>

Ways to Cope with High Stakes Test Taking

With AIMS coming up, students are feeling the pressure to perform. Here are a few tips to help your student get through the AIMS week feeling calm and prepared. Read more >>>

21st Century After School Program

Come and join the 21st Century after school program. Every student is welcome! Read more >>>

AIMS Dates Correction

The dates for AIMS testing in the recent newsletter were incorrect. The correct dates are April 8-11 for AIMS testing and April 14-17 for makeup testing.



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.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please remember that our students will begin their AIMS testing on April 8. It is crucial that you ensure your child attends school every day. It is also very important that your child:

  • Gets plenty of sleep and rest
  • Eats a healthy breakfast
  • Arrives to school and class on time
  • And simply try their best!

If you have any questions or comments for me, please do not hesitate to call (520) 375-8800 or stop by my office.


Cesar Miranda

Cesar Miranda

Our Missino and Vision