Cochiti Elementary & Middle School
Cochiti School opened in 1968 with grades Kindergarten through 8. Originally built by ZIA Engineering Company, those classrooms, offices, and cafeteria were demolished in 2006. The current middle school was constructed around 1990. Cochiti School completed a multi-million dollar, three-phase construction, renovation, and demolition project in 2006. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art multimedia center, 13 Grade K-8 classroom, special education classrooms, a beautiful cafeteria, two developmentally appropriate playgrounds including an artificial turf playing field, and more. A PreK classroom was added in 2008.
Cochiti School currently serves approximately 260 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8. Approximately sixty percent of the students are Native American, largely comprised of students from Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos. Approximately forty percent of the students are Hispanic and Caucasian from the communities of Pena Blanca, Sile, Cochiti Lake and La Bajada.
Front view of the original school, constructed in 1968.
Front Courtyard, circa 2003.
Front of School, 2005.
School entrance, 2005-present.