Los Alamos Public Schools

Los Alamos Public Schools is a school district based in Los Alamos, NM, USA. Los Alamos Public Schools serves all of Los Alamos County, including the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock.[2] The district also has a portion in Sandoval County.[3]

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Los Alamos Public Schools Administrative Offices.
Northern New Mexico
Los Alamos County
United States
District information
MottoWe prepare confident, life-long learners.
SuperintendentDr. Kurt Steinhaus
Students and staff
Other information

The school district has a total of seven schools, five in Los Alamos, two in White Rock. The district has five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.[4]


High schoolsEdit

Middle schoolsEdit

Los Alamos Middle School
2101 Hawk Drive


United States
School typePublic, Middle School
Motto"Healthy Atmosphere Where Kids Succeed"
School districtLos Alamos Public Schools
PrincipalBrian Easton
Enrollment594 (2008)
 • Grade 7294
 • Grade 8300
Average class size16
Blue, and Silver
Team nameHawks

Los Alamos Middle School is the only middle school for the Los Alamos Public School District.[4]

The school was originally founded as Cumbres Junior High School in 1962, the town's second junior high school after the (now defunct) Pueblo Junior High School. When district enrollment declined heavily in 1984 the school board decided to close a junior high to save money. The district chose to keep the newer school, Cumbres, open and closed Pueblo in the summer of 1986. The school district wanted to make a clean break from the past and named the amalgamated school simply "Los Alamos Middle School". To address the difficulty of merging the former rival sports teams, the Pueblo Braves and the Cumbres Cougars, the school held an election for a new name, choosing "Hawks".


In 2012, construction began on the middle school to replace aging buildings. The original 100 and 500 wings, which held eighth grade and seventh grade classes respectively, were torn down to make way for a new two-story building. The new building was completed in the summer of 2013 and opened in time for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Elementary schoolsEdit


  1. ^ "2010 SY 40D Enrollment by District" (PDF). New Mexico State Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 11, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  2. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Los Alamos County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2022. - Text list
  3. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Sandoval County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2022. - Text list
  4. ^ a b "Los Alamos Public School Sites". Los Alamos Public Schools. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  5. ^ Goettee, Consetta. "Los Alamos High School". Los Alamos Public Schools. Retrieved August 15, 2021.