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A Message from Our Principal

Dear Zia Families,

Welcome to Artesia Intermediate School (AIS)! Here at AIS, sixth and seventh grade students not only begin their secondary school years, but are also Beginning the Bulldog Tradition. The staff here at AIS takes a personal interest in the academic success of each student by establishing relationships with your kids as they grow and develop during these middle school years. In addition, the AIS staff put in much time and effort to meet the individual needs of students.

The Public Education Department has rated AIS with an overall grade of “B” for the past two years. It is my hope that we will continue that trend. I know this can only be accomplished through the support and efforts of staff, parents, and most importantly, our students.

I want to also stress the importance of the core beliefs emphasized here at AIS. They are as follows:

  1. Do what's right.
  2. Do your best.
  3. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

We believe that following these core beliefs often leads to greater success within, as well as outside, the academic setting.

I hope parents and students find our web page informative as we strive to improve the communication lines between school and home. If you have any further inquiries or concerns, please feel free to contact the administration here at AIS at (575) 746-2766.


Larry Combs

Larry Combs