Award Year: 2014

Texico High School

520 N. Griffin
Texico, NM, 88135-0237

(575) 482-3305

Mrs. Elnabeth Grau, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Texico Municipal Schools

School Website


The mission for Texico Schools is to educate and prepare all students for tomorrow by using effective and efficient resources within the community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 35%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Texico High School Color Run

Texico High School Color Run

Texico High School is located in a rural community in which farming and ranching are key industries. The High School student enrollment fluctuates around 170 and these students are offered a solid academic curriculum along with various extra-curricular programs. These programs include Athletics, FCCLA, FCA, FFA and Honor Society. Texico High School continues to keep pace with current technology opportunities by offering dual credit courses through two local colleges, online courses and two wireless mobile labs, in addition to stationary computer labs.

Success is the main tradition that drives the students, staff and community at Texico. This tradition is known, not only throughout the surrounding school districts but throughout the entire state of New Mexico. The students are all held to high standards both in and out of the classroom. Classroom instructors are well-prepared and use innovative instructional strategies which require students to be responsible for their own learning which, in turn, enables them to be competitive at the college level, in the job market or serving in the armed forces. The percentage of high school graduates who enroll in two and four year universities after graduation is regularly over 70%. The completion rate of those students is also consistently above 70%.

Building character is the responsibility of all shareholders. Students are expected to be respectful, honest, helpful to others, punctual, responsible and have a strong work ethic. Expectations are high at Texico High School; however, students rise to meet those expectations consistently.