Alex Schadler
Drum Majors
Hays, Alcaraz
Marching Band
Reg Honor Band
Latest News
Office Closed

All SCVUSD offices (all district and school offices) will be closed on Friday, August 1 from 7:30-11:00 a.m. as we prepare to welcome our students back to school the following Monday. Offices will be open at 11:00 a.m.

Read 20 minutes per day to build reading skills and prevent the “summer slide”

The school year has ended, and the long, hot Arizona summer is here. In addition to the challenge of keeping cool, students who do not read consistently over the summer months can lose momentum in improving their reading skills and may not retain the progress they made during the school year; this is known as “summer slide”. Read more >>>

8th Grade Language Arts Summer Project

We require all 2014-2015 incoming 8th grade students to complete a summer reading project. Read more >>>

2014-2015 School Supply Lists

The 2014-2015 School Supply List is now available. Feel free to print off a copy to catch the items you need when they are on sale this summer.


Welcome to Coatimundi Middle School

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:

The final month of the school year is here already! Hands-down this will also be the busiest month of the year with so much going on. Students, please continue to focus on academics and positive behavior so that you finish the last quarter successfully. We will distribute the 4th quarter report cards, honor roll, and perfect attendance certificates during the last week of May.

I would like to thank all faculty, students, and parents for making my first year as principal of CTMS such a rewarding experience.

Congratulations to our 8th grade students and parents on your transition to the high school. We are very proud of all of you. The 8th Grade transition ceremony is on Friday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Rio Rico High School gymnasium. We will release all CTMS students at 11:10 a.m. on May 23. Like before, we require students to dress in their school uniform for the ceremony. Any student who is not following the dress code will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. There will be no exceptions. We will allow students to bring 4 guests on this day. We will send home a letter prior to the transition with detailed information.

Good luck to all of you. Have a fantastic, safe summer!


Cesar Miranda

Cesar Miranda

Our Mission and Vision