About Us

Farmington Municipal Schools (FMS) is a public school district in Farmington, New Mexico. The District covers an area of approximately 808-square-miles in San Juan County. The District has more than 11,000 students enrolled and employs over 1,700 staff, including 711 teachers. The District has 19 schools: 1 Pre-K Academy, 10 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, and 4 High Schools. The City of Farmington, a place where outdoor lovers and active families thrive, is nestled in the picturesque northwest corner of New Mexico.

FMS At A Glance

  • 7th largest school district in New Mexico (2021-22) with 11,182 students

  • 23 languages served

  • 141 students received state bilingual seals: 17 French, 122 Spanish, 2 Navajo

  • $50K starting teacher salary at Level I ($60K for Level II, $72K for Level III)

  • Since 2010, FMS four-year graduation rates have risen by 15%

  • 2 National Blue Ribbon Schools

  • Rated top 2% by Safe Havens compared to more than 60,000 schools nationwide

  • 19 National Board Certified Teachers

  • 1.8 million meals served in 2022, which includes breakfast & lunch for in-person and at-home students

  • 85% of district funds went directly to schools and classrooms

  • 96% of federal funds went directly to schools and classrooms

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The Farmington Way

Why: We are Rising to Excellence in Every Pursuit

How: We provide all children with rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences through instructional systems of:

  • Safe, Supportive and Collaborative Culture

  • Effective Teaching through the Farmington Model of Instruction

  • Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

  • Standards-Referenced System

What: Our instructional infrastructure is an exemplary educational model, with evidence and research-based strategies that yield high instructional results.