Community Schools

What is a Community School?

The community schools strategy in New Mexico aims to create thriving learning environments for all students. Community schools prioritize students’ well-being, sense of belonging, and active engagement in school, as well as their academic achievement. They also seek to be vital community hubs supporting families and the broader community with resources and opportunities. Each of these priorities rests heavily on the principle of respect for the ideas and values of students, families, and community partners. Collaborative leadership and practices enhance the voice and power of the community’s multiple interests and sectors.

(Learning Policy Institute | New Mexico Community Schools: Long-term Considerations)

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Community School Highlights

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Community Schools at LCPS

Meet our Community School Coordinators

Maria Zuniga

Alameda Community Elementary School

1325 N. Alameda, Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone: 575-527-9486


Jessica Barnhill

Booker T. Washington Community Elementary School

755 E. Chestnut Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: 575-527-9595


Erin Boyd

Conlee Community Elementary School

1701 Boston Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: 575-527-9656


Crystal Aragon

Doña Ana Community Elementary School

5551 Cam De Flores, Las Cruces, NM 88007

Phone: 575-527-9506


Johnny Rivera

Lynn Community Middle School

950 S. Walnut St., Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: 575-527-9445


Tatiana Del-Toro Frank

MacArthur Community Elementary School

655 4th St., Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone: 575-527-9556


Jeff Nevarez

Mesilla Park Community Elementary School

955 W. Union Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone: 575-527-9615