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Michael Chavez

Welcome Back Hatch Bears! Welcome to all of our new students. We are excited you chose Hatch for the 2018-19 School Year!

We hope you find all the information you need on this website. If not please feel free to call central office at (575) 267-8200 or email 

New this year! We have three (3) all day Preschool Classrooms at Garfield Elementary. If you have a 4 year old who is not in school, it is not too late to enroll at Garfield. Garfield Elementary now only has Prek-2nd grade. All 3rd-5th graders attend Rio Grande Elementary.

Our district enrollment at the beginning of this year is right around 1250 students K-12 plus our 46 preschool students.

Visitors to the high school will see some changes to school security soon, an electronic key card entry system as well as additional video cameras are being installed. We have added a Truancy Monitor staff member who walks around the school and keeps students from loitering in the halls. We can't teach students who aren't in class so timely attendance in each class is very important.

The School Based Health Center outgrew its space in the office area of the high school so it will be relocated. There is some remodeling needed before it can be relocated to an area near the auditorium entrance.  Stay tuned for more details!


219 E. Hill St., Hatch, NM 87937 | PO Box 790, Hatch, NM 87937 | Phone: (575) 267-8200 | Fax: (575) 267-8202
The Hatch Valley Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or 504 questions: Linda Hale – Superintendent - PO Box 790 - 219 E. Hill St - Hatch, NM 87937. Title IX Questions Please Contact: Anthony Bastine - PO Box 790 - 170 E. Herrera - Hatch, NM 87937 - (575) 267-8230 | Resources for the Homeless: Carla Yaw – - (575) 267-8200 - 219 E. Hill St - Hatch, NM 87937