Officials: 16 schools in New Mexico need to be torn down

SANTA FE (AP) – State officials say 16 schools across New Mexico are in such bad shape they need to be torn down.

Public School Capital Outlay Council Chair David Abbey told lawmakers on Tuesday that schools are being phased out or being combined with other schools to save cost.

Abbey unveiled to members of the Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force a list of the top 50 schools with construction needs.

Abbey also told lawmakers that the Public School Capital Outlay Council could be facing financial challenges in the future due to the volatile oil and gas market. In addition, he said there are more needed projects than available funding.

The state funds public school capital via bonds on severance tax revenue levied upon the extraction of oil and natural gas.

Top 50 Schools

Schools with * next to the name are potentially going to be closed pending completion of an awarded construction project and the receipt of permission from PED to close. ** Moved from this facility.

Rank, District School | Name

  1. Gallup McKinley – * Juan de Onate Elementary School
  2. Lordsburg – * Central Elementary School
  3. Lordsburg – * Southside Elementary School
  4. Reserve – Glenwood Elementary School
  5. Taos – Chrysalis Alternative School
  6. Roswell – Del Norte Elementary School
  7. Espanola – ** Carinos Charter School
  8. Albuquerque – Valle Vista Elementary School
  9. Albuquerque – Monte Vista Elementary School
  10. Alamogordo – Oregon Elementary School
  11. Raton – Columbian Elementary School
  12. Alamogordo – High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
  13. Albuquerque – Hubert Humphrey Elementary School
  14. Roswell – Mesa Middle School
  15. Roswell – Nancy Lopez Elementary School
  16. Tatum – Tatum Elementary School
  17. Espanola – Abiquiu Elementary School
  18. Albuquerque – Inez Elementary School
  19. Roswell – Roswell HIGH SCHOOL
  20. Taos – Ranchos de Taos Elementary School
  21. Raton – Longfellow Elementary School
  22. Eunice – Caton MIDDLE SCHOOL
  23. Albuquerque – Zuni Elementary School
  24. Clovis – Highland Elementary School
  25. Albuquerque – Bellehaven Elementary School
  26. Clovis – Cameo Elementary School
  27. Santa Fe – Acequia Madre Elementary School
  28. Albuquerque – Taylor MIDDLE SCHOOL
  29. Farmington – McCormick Elementary School
  30. Clayton – Clayton HIGH SCHOOL
  31. Carlsbad – Pate Elementary School
  32. Albuquerque – Painted Sky Elementary School
  33. Eunice – Eunice HIGH SCHOOL
  34. Carlsbad – Joe Stanley Smith Elementary School
  35. Roswell – Washington Avenue Elementary School
  36. Jemez Valley – San Diego Riverside Charter School
  37. Carlsbad – Riverside Elementary School
  38. Gallup McKinley – * Lincoln Elementary School
  39. Carlsbad – Sunset Elementary School
  40. Los Alamos – Barranca Mesa Elementary School
  41. Carrizozo – Carrizozo Combined School
  42. Tatum – Tatum Jr./Sr. HIGH SCHOOL
  43. Las Vegas – City Paul D. Henry Elementary School
  44. Animas – Animas Elementary School
  46. Roswell – Mountain View MIDDLE SCHOOL
  47. Central Consolidated – Newcomb Elementary School
  48. Albuquerque – Eubank Elementary School
  49. Gallup McKinley – Red Rock Elementary School
  50. Albuquerque – Sierra Vista Elementary School provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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