District Philosophy

Portales Municipal Schools has adopted the Vision that:

"All students will be productive and successful citizens." 

Portales Municipal School's Mission Statement is that:

"All students will be provided a Quality Education."

Based on this philosophy, Portales Municipal Schools believes that: 

  • Parents and community are an integral part of the education process.
  • All students can succeed in a learner-centered environment.
  • Dedicated teachers are a key link in success.
  • Achieving quality education is a continuous improvement process.
  • A nurturing, caring environment with respect for all is essential.
  • A quality education system must promote an appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
  • Public schools are necessary for a democracy.

District Goals:

Portales Municipal Schools has adopted the following goals:

  • Students will meet the required Reading Proficiency on the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment.
  • Students will meet the required Mathematics Proficiency on the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment.
  • The District will strive to achieve greater parental involvement by providing continued opportunities for parents to participate in the education of their children.
  • All students will receive instruction from highly qualified teachers for the grade level and subject being taught.
  • All English Language Learners will become proficient in English and shall participate in the statewide testing program.
  • All students will be educated in health promoting learning environments that are safe, drug-free, and engaging for students.
  • All students shall meet all graduation requirements and receive a diploma.
  • New Mexico's Response to Intervention (Rtl) Framework will be implemented fully and effectively in each school.

District Profile:

The Portales Municipal School District provides educational opportunities for all students. We have outstanding facilities, staff, and a Board of Education to accomplish highest student achievement. The proof for this claim lies with the outstanding academic accomplishments in the area of standards based scores along with short cycle assessments. Students at Portales Municipal Schools also receive excellent support in the extracurricular areas of athletics and activities. The staff is committed to providing a quality education for every student.


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