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Alta Vista Elem. & Intermediate

Hwy 522 #4 Wildcat Rd.    Phone (575) 586-0032    School hours 8:10 a.m.-3:50 p.m. (Mon-Thur)

 Principal: Michelle Gonzales

About Us

Alta Vista Elementary & Intermediate School is located in the community of Questa.  The school building houses students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Our enrollment averages to about 200 students per school year.   We service students from the communities of Questa, Cerro, Sunshine, El Rito, and Lama.  Our academic program emphasizes the spiraled curriculum provided by Everyday Mathematics as well as the strategies of the Reading First Program.  Our academic program includes instruction in Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Spanish LA, & English Language Development.  In addition to our academic program, students receive additional opportunities to receive instruction and experience in Physical Education, Art, Technology (Computer Skills), Library (skills) and Music.  Our students are provided with free or reduced breakfast and lunch.  To register your child at AVEIS you may do so at the Alta Vista School office or call 575•586•0032 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm for more information.

Alta Vista Elementary & Intermediate Locker
3/27/18 11:57 AM
3/29/18 11:25 AM


Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members:With summer quickly coming to an end, we are excited to begin a new school year.  First day of school will be August, 14, 2017.  All registrations will be done electronically.  Please assure you have registered your child for the upcoming year.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet, you may come to Alta Vista to register your student(s).  We will have computers and staff available to assist parents.  I am excited to be returning as your principal at Alta Vista Elementary, Alta Vista Intermediate and Rio Costilla Southwest Learning Academy.  I am looking forward to having a great year.  We have many wonderful ideas to help continue moving Alta Vista and Rio Costilla forward.      We want to assist students to not only excel individually, but also as part of the school community as a whole; by creating a warm, safe and engaged learning atmosphere. We know that every child deserves the best education, the most enthusiastic advocates and a passionate community to become successful citizens of Questa and beyond.  Working together, we will continue to have that atmosphere and nourishment in our schools. Alta Vista and Rio Costilla are amazing schools with students ready to learn and a community that cares for our schools and group of professionals that come second to none. Together we develop a culture to promote and ensure student success.  Having open lines of communication we can combine our ideas to better our schools. I look forward to working with you and talking about our student’s success. My door is always open, please feel free to stop by and voice your ideas or concerns.  You may contact me by email at or you can call me at (575)586-0032 ext. 3034.

Respectfully yours,

Michelle Gonzales