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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:

A big thank you to everyone who attended our parent/teacher conferences and completed our parent survey! We will share the results of the parent survey during our site council meeting on Monday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m. If you were unable to meet with your son/daughter’s teachers, you may call our office to schedule an appointment, or feel free to contact our teachers using our website. I also encourage you as a parent to use the program Parent VUE so that you are kept up to date on your student's academic progress.


Cesar Miranda

Cesar Miranda

Our Mission and Vision