District Honors

We think the students and staff that comprise Artesia Public Schools are pretty great! We want to share the accomplishments of the remarkable people who made these awards possible and honor them for their hard work and commitment.

Bragging Rights

  • National Blue Ribbon School Winner – Central Elementary

  • National Inviting School Winners – Grand Heights Early Childhood Center, Hermosa Elementary, Yucca Elementary

  • Ranked #1 among similar sized schools in growth of Hispanic students on the NM SBA – Roselawn Elementary

  • Ranked 2nd among 46 other similar sized schools on the annual Opportunity to Learn survey – Yeso Elementary

  • Regularly ranks among the state’s top schools in student proficiency percentages – Peñasco Elementary

  • Top 5 4A Middle School/Jr. High School on the NM SBA – Artesia Zia Intermediate

  • Top 10 4A Middle School/Junior High School on the NM SBA – Artesia Junior High

  • Top 7 4A High School on the NM SBA – Artesia High School

  • Ranked #3 among similar sized schools in Student Proficiency in Reading & Math

  • Numerous State Championships in Athletics and Activities

  • School Safety – Top Ranked School Resource Officer program in the nation

A photo of two men and a woman in graduation caps with diplomas

"HARD WORK doesn't guarantee success but IMPROVES its CHANCES."
- B.J. Gupta