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8th Grade Disneyland Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Please join us for the 8th Grade Disneyland Golf Tournament Fundraiser on November 8, 2014. Read more >>>

Halloween Dance

STUCO will be sponsoring their first dance of the year on Friday, October 31 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Read more >>>

NJHS Penny Drive

NJHS will have their annual penny drive to raise money for the Nogales Crossroads Mission Thanksgiving dinner. Read more >>>

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:

I cannot believe we are close to the end of the quarter. Time flies when you are having fun (learning)! Just a reminder, we will not mail first quarter report cards. We will hand them out during our Parent/Teacher Conferences in October. The Parent/Teacher Conferences schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 9 (Early Release at12:30 p.m.) 12:45 p.m.—6:30 p.m. (Teacher’s Break 4:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m) Title I Meeting 4:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 10 (No School) 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Conferences will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will grant appointments only to those parents who must meet at a certain time. We are looking forward to seeing you!

I would also like to invite all parents to join us for our next site council meeting on Monday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. followed by the booster club meeting at 4:00 p.m. Remember, educationally informed parents are crucial for the success of our students. Our educational triangle must consist of quality staff, students taking responsibility for their education, and parents involved in their children’s education. Thank you for your continued support!

The first 10 students who bring in a paragraph to Mr. Miranda about your hero will earn a secret prize!


Cesar Miranda

Cesar Miranda

Our Mission and Vision