Education

Portales has excellent educational opportunities available to the public from a variety of public and private institutions. Education is highly important to the local community.Home of the Portales "Rams" and Eastern New Mexico University "Greyhounds and Zias". The Portales Municipal School District elementary schools are determined based on grades and not neighborhood districts.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

EASTERN PLAINS HEAD START (PRESCHOOL)
(575) 356-8712
501 East 1st Street
Portales, NM 88130

As mandated by the Federal Government, Head Start and Early Head Start primarily serve low-income families. Low-income is defined as those who are at or below the current year's poverty guidelines. Nevertheless, up to 10% of enrollees can be from families who are over-guidelines. Children with documented disabilities are given special consideration. Enrollment is based on the needs of the child and family.

BROWN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (PRE-K & K)
(575) 356-7075
520 West 5th Street
Portales, NM 88130
JAMES ELEMENTARY (1ST & 2ND)
(575) 359-3675
701 West 18th Street
Portales, NM 88130
VALENCIA ELEMENTARY (3RD & 4TH)
(575) 356-7090
1415 South Globe
Portales, NM 88130
LINDSEY-STEINER ELEMENTARY (5TH & 6TH)
(575) 356-7060
1000 N Ave. M
Portales, NM 88130
FAITH TRIUMPHANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (PreK-12th)
(575) 359-1559
615 West 4th Street
370 South Roosevelt Road R
Portales, NM 88130
PORTALES JUNIOR HIGH (7TH & 8TH)
(575) 356-7045
700 East 3rd Street
Portales, NM 88130

















SECONDARY SCHOOL

PORTALES HIGH SCHOOL (9th - 12th)
(575) 356-7015
201 South Knoxville Street
Portales, NM 88130

POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL

EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY
(800) 367-3668
(575) 562-1011
1500 South Avenue K
Portales, NM 88130
www.enmu.edu

ENMU is home to the Greyhounds and Zias. ENMU is the third largest university in New Mexico averaging 5,400 students and New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university. Eastern offers a four-year campus locally in Portales and a two-year capmus in Roswell and Ruidoso. The university is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. It offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Eastern also offers extended and distance learning programs that includes non-credit classes for children and adults and hundreds of evening and online classes. On-site videoconferencing courses are available at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, Hobbs, Roswell, Ruidoso, and various other locations.

SURROUNDING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

CLOVIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
(575) 769-2811
(800) 769-1409
417 Schepps Boulevard
Clovis, NM 88101
http://www.clovis.edu/
WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
(575) 763-0535
121 East 4th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
http://www.wbu.edu/colleges-in-clovis/



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