Pioneer spirit. Quality education.

Quality education and workforce development are integral to the community’s long-term vision for building a stronger, broader economic base supported by qualified labor.

Tucumcari Municipal Schools offers children in grades K-12 a standard of education rarely found in rural school districts. A low teacher-student ratio is enhanced by a well-rounded program of academics and extra-curricular activities that encourages wholesome development.

State-of-the-art facilities, including an innovative outdoor classroom with its own amphitheater at Tucumcari Elementary, and a professional-quality auditorium at Tucumcari High School, demonstrate the school system’s progressive, comprehensive approach to education.

Emphasis at Tucumcari High School is on providing students with an academic foundation that prepares them for seamless transition into higher education or the workforce.

Mesalands Community College culminates Tucumcari’s commitment to making education a lifelong process. The fully accredited two-year institution is a flexible, accessible college that offers associate degrees and certificate programs that enable young students and adults to expand their knowledge and upgrade their skills to keep pace with the demands of the changing economy. Mesalands, in cooperation with University of New Mexico now also offers bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Early Childhood Education.

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum