East Picacho Elementary

East Picacho Knights

Shelley Harris, Principal
Sarah Finke, Assistant Principal
4450 N. Hwy. 85 Las Cruces, NM 88007
(575) 527-9516


Strengthening Families Initiative & East Picacho Elementary

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The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Instruction

begins at 8:00 a.m. Please stop by the office

to get a tardy slip if you arrive after 8:00 a.m.

East Picacho Elementary Mission Statement

Providing EVERY individual an excellent education within a welcoming environment.
We envision a school community consisting of respectful, caring, responsible and well educated individuals who will successfully contribute to society.


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When Las Cruces, NM was somewhat smaller, a landmark to locate our school was described as east of the Picacho Mountains. As a result, our school was named East Picacho. That was many years ago. In 1983 our current building was opened. As our community continues to grow, we have had additions to the building that currently accommodate approximately 530 students. East Picacho's mascot is the Knight. Our school colors are blue and gold. East Picacho Elementary currently offers educational services to DD pre-school and Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Before 1983, East Picacho looked a bit like this:

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