About us


Ohkay Owingeh Community School will provide an environment which will nurture the most positive growth of all learners. The individual’s unique talents, culture, language, traditions, intellectual and physical abilities will be acknowledged and used to promote the development of skills, enabling the learner to make wise decisions, assuring success in their personal world and the community.


As you walk through Ohkay Owingeh Community School, you are greeted by bright eyes and smiles: a place where learners are secure and confident that they possess what is needed from their past and present to create their own personal vision, and to set and achieve goals. This vision sees a learning place which is safe in all respects. It honors what the learner knows, and who he/she is to take him/her to the highest level of his/her abilities.


Ohkay Owingeh Community School believes that all children can learn. We further believe that all children have the right to the highest quality education with emphasis on what a child knows, and can do as a basis from the development of all skills to the highest level. Culture, language, and traditions from past and present will be integrated in all areas so that all children will achieve their goals.

“Don’t teach me my culture; use my culture to teach me.”


  • All children will read independently by third grade.
  • Students will be proficient /advanced in reading, math, and science.
  • Students will attend school at least 95 of the time.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of their language and culture.