Lordsburg Municipal Schoolsmavericks.gif

Lordsburg Municipal Schools serves about 560 students. It employs a Superintendent, four Principals, one Director of Support Services, and one Curriculum Director.  There are about 42 teachers working in the system.

Lordsburg serves the outlying communities of Virden and Road Forks, providing busing for students there. 

Lordsburg utilizes a 10 MB fiber connection to all schools for connectivity. Recent additions of interactive white boards, document cameras, flip video cameras, still digital cameras, and over 400 mini-laptops in all K-6 classrooms enrich learning for students. Southside and Central computer labs received 25 new computers each to update access to learning and communication resources.

Lordsburg Municipal Schools

Randy Piper, Superintendent



It is the mission of the Lordsburg Municipal School District to create and maintain safe and caring schools that ensure every child reaches a high level of academic achievement that can be verified and that further positive intellectual, physical, ethical, and social development.

Lordsburg High School lhspic.gif

Troy Hudson, Principal

501 W. 4th St.

Lordsburg, NM 88045



Dugan-Tarango Middle School

 Terry Bentley

 1352 Hardin

 Lordsburg, NM 88045


Central Elementary


Tom Stidham, Principal

207 High Street

Lordsburg, NM 88045



Southside Elementary


Angela Armstrong, Principal

207 High Street

Lordsburg, NM 88045


R. V. Traylor Elementaryrvt.jpg

Angela Armstrong, Principal

500 Ownby

Lordsburg, NM 88045


Animas Public Schoolspanther.gif

Animas, 37 miles southwest of Lordsburg, has its own school district that serves Hachita, Playas, Rodeo, and Cotton City.  Students are bused in from up to 60 miles away.  Because of such long distances, Animas operates on a four-day week (Monday-Thursday). 

Animas is organized into three divisions: Elementary (Pre-K - 4), Animas 5 - 6, and Middle/High School (7-12).

It currently employs 18 teaches to serve 214 students:

Pre-K - 4   66
5-6           29
7-12         119

Animas has been known for its academic excellence and technology utilization. It has an Elementary and High School computer lab of 24 computers.  A secondary high school lab has 22 computers, as well as 13 in the math/technology room. Most students 8-12 have school furnished laptops.  All classrooms are complete with interactive whiteboards and in-class equipment such as student response systems, GPS units, and graphing calculators. Animas is dual-platform, using both Apple and PC. All facilities are equipped with both wired and wireless connectivity.

Animas Schools

Betsy Ward, Superintendent
Pre-K - 12 Principal

575.548.2299 ex. 222


By working together we will create a safe and active learning environment which promotes growth in knowledge, abilities, and citizenship.

Animas Elementary


Animas 5-6

Animas High School


The Past - Area School Teachers and Staff

There is a partial list HERE of educators in the area up until the 1950's or so.