Schools

Los Lunas Public School District

The Los Lunas Public School District not only serves the children who live in the Village of Los Lunas, but also students who live in the Village of Bosque Farms, the Town of Peralta, Valencia, Tome, Meadow Lake, El Cerro, El Cerro Mission, Isleta Pueblo, and other portions of unincorporated Valencia County.  

The district is growing rapidly. When classes began in August, 2001, some 8,500 students were being served in the system with 450 licensed personnel and 400 support staff.

There are 10 elementary schools in the Los Lunas Public School District, serving kindergarten through sixth grade. A comprehensive curriculum offers language arts, reading, math, social studies, health, science, art, music and computer literacy. These elementary schools are: Ann Parish, Bosque Farms, Desert View, Katherine Gallegos; Los Lunas; Peralta; Raymond Gabaldon, Sundance, Tome, and Valencia. Los Lunas Family School serves first through eighth grade students, supporting families who actively homeschool their children.

The two middle schools in Los Lunas School District - Los Lunas and Valencia - offer a balanced curriculum, addressing intellectual and developmental needs, exploratory electives, and comprehensive counseling.

Los Lunas High School and Valencia High School give students the opportunity to enroll in practical, college-bound or advanced placement courses in core content areas.  Strong academic programs are enhanced by music, art, graphic arts, home economics, business, vocational agriculture and auto technology.  Century High School, an alternative high school, prepares " (...)'At-Risk' students to graduate and achieve their maximum potential as prolific members of society". (taken from Century High School Vision Statement).

The Los Lunas School District is one of the largest employers in the Los Lunas area with an operating budget in excess of $29.5 million. Ninety-eight percent of its funding comes directly from the state of New Mexico.

Los Lunas School District
343 Main Street SE
P.O. Drawer 1300
Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031
Ph: (505) 865-9636
Fx: (505) 865-7766

Katherine Gallegos Elementary Pick Up/Drop Off Procedure

School of Dreams Academy Charter School


The School of Dreams Academy (SODA) is a New Mexico state authorized charter school, nationally accredited through AdvancEd. School of Dreams Academy was recently ranked among the the best charter high schools and college readiness programs in the United States by a national school ranking system under the direction of Carnegie Mellon University.  SODA serves kindergarten through 12th grade students with a quality, research-based core academic program enhanced by several virtual learning programs.  (text adapted from School of Dreams Academy's website).

School of Dreams Academy
906 Juan Perea Rd. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Ph: (505) 866-7632

University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus


Established in 1981, the Valencia Campus of the University of New Mexico attracts students from throughout Valencia County as well as counties in the surrounding area.

Small classes make a friendly learning atmosphere at the Valencia Campus. With an average class size of fewer than 20 students and a pupil/teacher ratio 16 to 1, students are assured of teaching excellence.

Students range from those just out of high school to the older working adult. Through its academic and vocational curriculum, as well as the student services program, campus employees strive to meet the diverse needs of students.

Programs of study include academic and vocational subjects. Most academic credits earned at the Valencia Campus can be transferred to other colleges and universities in New Mexico and the United States. Vocational programs prepare students to enter the job market in their chosen field.

Special services available free of charge: Career Counseling and Placement, English-as-a-Second Language, handicapped assistance, and tutoring. More information available at Student Services, (505) 925-8900.

University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031
Ph: (505) 925-8500
Fx: (505) 925-8501

Higher education is also available at the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque and New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque offers a variety of courses.

Private Schools


Saint Mary’s School, Church and Tenth Street
Belen, NM 87002
(505) 864-4724
Serving kindergarten through eighth grade

Christ the King Lutheran School
700 Camelot Blvd. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 865-9226
Serving kindergarten through 12th grade students

Many day care centers are available throughout the Los Lunas area and educational opportunities reach beyond the Rio Grande valley.