Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell

Established in 1958, ENMU-R offers associate of arts degrees, seven associate of science degrees, 21 associate of applied science degrees, two certificate of completion programs, 15 certificate of occupational training programs and 35 certificate of employability programs. The school has about 3,800 students each fall and spring semester in credit-bearing courses..

More than 4,000 students enroll in credit classes each semester. The University also offers access to bachelors and master’s degree programs on campus through ENMU in Portales.

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

  • The only FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant school in Southeast New Mexico
  • Certificate of Achievement Program
  • Balanced Commercial and General Aviation Training Program
  • Veterans Qualify for In-State Tuition
  • Operational Aircraft
  • Hands-On Training
  • Advanced Composite Repair Training
  • On-Campus Housing

Public Schools

Roswell Independent School District

RISD has four high schools: Roswell High School, Goddard High School, Early College High School and University High School. There are also four middle schools and 12 elementary schools. The high school students have the option to enroll in advanced placement, college bound or traditional classes. More than 60 percent of graduating seniors choose to continue their education after high school. The current student population with RISD is approximately 10,000, boasting a districtwide attendance rate of 95.4 percent. Sports play a major role in the student’s physical fitness and RISD schools have won many state championships in football, basketball, competitive cheer and more through the years. The schools offer a vast number of fine arts programs – more than any other in the state.

Lower Valley Schools

We have public schools in each of our lower valley towns including  Dexter Consolidated SchoolsHagerman Municipal Schools as well as  Lake Arthur Municipal Schools. Our lower valley schools have smaller classroom settings than our schools located here in Roswell. Dexter Consolidated Schools has a 930 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student ratio of 17 to 1. Hagerman Municipal Schools has 458 students in grade PK. K-12 with a student ratio of 13 to 1. Lake Arthur Municipal Schools serves about 100 students in their schools Each of the valley schools offer quality academic programs, teachers, and facilities. Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities.

Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School

All Saints Catholic School serves students from preschool through eighth grade. Committed to academic excellence and rooted in the tradition and ideals of the Catholic faith, All Saints provides and environment in which all students will be enabled to reach their full academic and spiritual potential in an atmosphere that strongly encourages following the example and teachings of Jesus Christ

Gateway Christian School

Gateway Christian School serves students from preschool through high school and offers many opportunities with strong academics, a fine-arts department, championship athletics, after-school programs and a daycare facility on campus. Gateway supports a dress code and has been educating students in a family atmosphere since 1981.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

Immanuel Lutheran School serves students from preschool through eighth grade and offers opportunities for families that desire a different kind of parochial education – one that focuses on grammar, logic, and rhetoric (trivium), daily chapel, Latin and Greek languages, and continual parental involvement.

Alternative Education Options


Roswell Job Corps Center

Roswell Job Corps Center is a residential education and vocational training facility dedicated to working with young adults, ages 16-24, to earn their high school diploma, GED or achieve academic proficiency, and train for certification in one of seven career technical trades. The trades include: automotive technology, culinary arts, electrical wiring, health occupations, business construction technology, painting and remodeling and protective services.

New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy

Through training, discipline, and mentoring, the New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy provides the education, leadership, character development and life coping skills.  The New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy is a 17 ½ month program that starts with a demanding 22-week quasi-military residential phase in which cadets will live in Roswell. This is followed by a year of mentoring support to help our graduates maintain positive lifestyles. 

 During the Residential Phase, they focus on the development of the whole person through training of the 8 Core Component, which are designed to instill healthy, life-long skills that have been time-proven to lead to success. In this phase, all cadets will live in recently renovated military barracks, work towards earning a GED, and are eligible to receive college credits in a vocational training program provided by Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Once a cadet graduates the Residential Phase, the 12-month Post-Residential Phase begins. This phase features monthly contact with the trusted adult who has been chosen as a mentor, who helps the cadet stay on track and remain focused on their life goals. 

New Mexico Military Institute

Started in 1891, NMMI is one of the nation’s top military boarding schools and provides a co-ed college preparatory, four-year military boarding school, as well as a two-year university-parallel junior college. Outstanding academics are coupled with discipline and physical fitness to produce students with the ability to be competitive in all aspects of life. NMMI hosts students, roughly 900 – 965, from 40 states and 33 countries. It’s known as the “West Point of the West” and attracts students from across the country and around the world. NMMI serves the secondary and higher education needs of future military and civilian leaders. This co-ed institution has highly competitive admissions standards and an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students