Award Year: 2016

Cloudcroft Middle School

800 James Canyon Higway
Cloudcroft, NM, 88317-0198

(575) 601-4416

Ms. Robyn S. Cook, Principal at time of Nomination

Cloudcroft Municipal Schools

School Website


By providing a safe learning environment, our students will become unique productive members of society. #1 in state in overall test scores for 3 years. The most noted, admired school district in state for cultural, environmental, and academic reasons.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 2%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Cloudcroft Middle School Follow Us We Are Leaders

Cloudcroft Middle School Follow Us We Are Leaders

Cloudcroft Middle School is a rural school in the southern mountains of New Mexico. We are lucky to live in a community that is supportive with high expectations for the school and students.

Cloudcroft teachers and students have embraced the Leader in Me by Stephen Covey culture. We have empowered students with their data and explained why we are doing things. Students have taken on leadership roles throughout the school with owning their behavior, announcements, leading events, and mentoring younger students. Students and teachers are vested in the learning, all-believing that everyone has a leadership role and can succeed in class.

We have created a WINN (What I Need Now) class that meets twice a day during the school day. The class gives us the ability to support those students that would not have that ability after or before school. We look at grades daily and help students be successful through any organizational means possible.

Cloudcroft Middle School teachers also try to instill in the students the need to give back. They start with a whole class project with the sixth grade raising money for water in the Sudan. The project starts with reading The Long Walk To Water. In the 7th grade, they do small group projects of their choice. In 8th grade, they do individual projects and are class mentors to the kindergarten class. Having these experiences and realizing the power one person has has changed their view on their personal learning and the culture of our school.