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Latest News
Emergency Weather Notice - Schedule Update

Please note that there are some changes in our school schedules as listed below. Read more >>>

Progress Report Cards

Progress report cards for the first quarter have not been mailed out due to a problem with our computer system. Read more >>>

Order your Yearbook Today!

Yearbooks are on sale now for only $25.00.  Read more >>>

Book Fair

Coatimundi will have its first Book Fair of the year from September 22-26, 2014. We hope to see you there!

No Sports Fees

We are happy to announce there will be no sports fees for the 2014-2015 school year. Read more >>>


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 2014-2015 school year is in full swing! I can’t begin to tell you all of the great things going on in our classrooms.

Thank you to those parents who had a chance to visit our Open House/Site Council meeting. Parents had the opportunity to look at our AIMS results from last year and also visit their son or daughter’s classrooms to see what is taking place here at CTMS.

We would like to remind students to get involved in any sport or club that interests you. Please see Mr. Porter if you have any questions related to signing up. Also, our CTMS booster club is starting its second year of existence. If you are interested in joining, please contact our parent liaison for more information. If any parents are interested in being a volunteer during the day, also contact Mrs. Chacon.

Our 21st Century after school program starts September 4. Remember, any student can be a part of our after school program. We will provide after school snacks and transportation to any student that signs up.


Cesar Miranda

Cesar Miranda

Our Mission and Vision


Update: After receiving a review of road conditions this morning, Superintendent Verdugo reported (4:38am, 9/18/14) that SCVUSD35 will proceed with the planned early release schedule as stated below. Conditions will continue to be monitored.

Thursday, 9/18/14. SCVUSD35 will implement an early release schedule.  All preschool programs will be cancelled.  With the exception of high school athletic events, all after-school events will be suspended.  High school athletic events will continue as originally scheduled.

Please continue to refer to school and district websites for updates.