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July 31st - August 1st:  School Registration (Elementary and Secondary) 9am - 3pm.

August 2nd - 10th:  Lea County Fair and Rodeo.

August 12th:  Elementary "Meet your Teacher"  4pm - 5pm.

August 12th: Community Cooking: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

August 12th:  School Board Meeting at 7pm.

August 12th-13th:  Teacher In-Service (Training/Preparation) Days.

August 15th:  Varsity Football Scrimmage @ Jal at 5pm.


SUMMER 'Open Gym' and 'Swimming'

The Gym will be open during the summer beginning June 3rd (Monday - Thursday) from 6pm - 9pm.  (2019-2020 School Year, 5th Graders and below MUST be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian).

The Swimming Pool will be open during the summer beginning June 3rd (Monday - Friday) from 6pm - 9pm.  (Students 10 years of age or less MUST be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian).


2019 Class "A" Girl's Basketball State Champions

  CONGRATULATIONS to this Outstanding Group of Girls, Coach Homer, and Coach West!!!  You represented yourselves, our school, and the community of Tatum very well!!! 

Also, From Tatum Schools, Students, and Community - Thanks you Mr. TJ Parks and the Hobbs Schools for supporting The Tatum Lady Coyotes with your Band and Cheerleaders...It made for an awesome experience.        


2018 "State Champions"


The Tatum Coyotes defeated the Gateway Christian Warriors to win the 2018 8-Man State Championship in Football.  Congratulations to the Coaches, Players, and Fans.  Outstanding Job!!!         

2018 School Grades

I would like to give a GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our STUDENTS AND STAFF.  I would also like to THANK our COMMUNITY and SCHOOL BOARD for all of your support.

Grades were released from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Tatum Elementary "A", Tatum JH "B", and Tatum HS "A"

These are some of the BEST SCORES in the STATE OF NEW MEXICO.  GOOD JOB!!!


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Tatum Schools Mission


The mission of Tatum Municipal Schools is to provide each student a superior traditional education enhanced by technological advances in a safe supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation and excellence in learning. The Tatum Municipal Schools team joins the parents and community in assisting the students in developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community. 

Upcoming Events

  • Lea County Fair and Rodeo

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  • Board Meeting 6:00pm

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  • Teacher In-Service

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  • Teacher In-Service

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  • 1st Day of School

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  • V FB Scrimmage - TBA

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  • Lifetouch Pictures

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  • V FB vs Gateway 7:00pm (HOME)

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Tatum Coyote Pics from the Past and Present


If you have photos of Tatum Schools or other memorabilia that could be included in the "Past and Present" slide show, please bring them by the Tatum Administration office or e-mail to

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