Award Year: 2013

Holloman Middle School

381 1st Street Building
Alamogordo, NM, 88311-0650

(575) 812-6200

Maria Showalter, Principal at time of Nomination

Alamogordo Public School

School Website


Holloman Middle School provides a positive strength-based learning environment that supports LINKING and LEARNING.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 67%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Native American: 5%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Located on Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM, Holloman Middle School serves military and civil service families by offering a positive nurturing learning environment and an education second to none. Holloman Middle School connects the heart’s passion to the mind’s purpose and believes in the goodness and gifts of children.

Holloman Middle School accesses quality learning experiences within the classroom and provides extended activities beyond the classroom. Holloman’s innovative spirit, pioneered technology, distance learning, MESA, Science Discovery, and math challenges enhance the gifts of students as well as pilot programs to support district initiatives in the areas of staff development, instructional practices, and school culture.

The turn of the century created a new challenge for Holloman Middle School. Educating our youth during war time transformed the family unit into an unpredictable mobile community with frequent military exercises, trainings, and deployment. Parents and guardians, now in harm’s way, release a piece of their heart for us to hold, care for, teach, and love in their absence. Dedicated to normalizing life for students, Holloman Middle School utilizes a strengths-based positive approach which inspires children and believes in their unique talents and gifts. This is not a separate program but integrated within the culture of the school. Staff members emphasize the goodness and limitless possibilities within each student and respect their uniqueness, give each person a voice, and encourage self-reflection. Students and staff live the “pay it forward” concept through service activities and project- based programs. Hope is perpetuated knowing students that are caring, humanitarian, and conscious of their own individual and collective choices can grace the future for the betterment of the entire world community.