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Contact Info

2936 Hughes Road SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Phone: (505) 873-8512

Attendance: Ext. 2

Cafeteria: Ext. 52894

Counselor: Ext. 5

Health Office: Ext. 3

Special Ed: Ext. 4

Fax: (505) 873-8513

School Information

About Navajo Elementary

Navajo Elementary is located in Albuquerque's south valley. Navajo is a rich community filled with tradition and sense of family. Navajo Elementary first opened in 1967 and was originally "a school with no walls". Originally Navajo was a building with pods of classrooms. In recent years Navajo has been reconstructed in phases with more still to come as we continue to work to become the top school in Albuquerque! 

Navajo Elementary is a committed Title I School that works to utilize cooperative learning and experiential learning to create 21st-century learners as we prepare them for future success in college, careers and beyond. Some of our highlighted programs are Dual Language that follows a 90/10 model, proud CSI school working to become a true Community School, and being committed to our curriculums, mindset, and adopted work ethics.

NES's Mission

We will prepare students to become lifelong learners by meeting students' individual needs. Using evidence-based practices, we will foster an environment where our community can grow and adapt to a changing world. 

NES's Vision

At Navajo, we will create a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. We will be an evidence-based school using differentiated approaches to provide the opportunity for every student to succeed. We will collaborate using best practices, leading to rigorous academic instruction.


Principal's Message

Principal CasausNavajo Osos,

I am Elias "Eli" Casaus and I am so excited to be the proud Principal and Lead Learner at Navajo Elementary this school year! There are so many great things going on at Navajo each day and I could not be more ecstatic to be a part of all of that as I join the Navajo community this school year. My transition into the role as the new principal this year came quick and sudden, but given the welcoming NES community and my educational background in Title I, Dual Language and Community Schools, the transition has been smooth and there is a lot of optimism for the future of NES. I believe that my knowledge, expertise, and passion for facing challenges, cooperative learning, and experiential learning will serve well leading and supporting the team of talented educators at Navajo Elementary towards creating opportunities for success for all of our scholars, developing a student-centered and data-driven culture at Navajo. Together we will not only build capacity but sustain it making a positive and lasting influence in our community. Navajo Elementary has endless potential and I have high hopes of what our kids and school can become. 

It is my firm belief that all students CAN learn if provided the opportunities and necessary tools and resources, especially if authenticity and strong relationships are at the center. Through my experience as a classroom teacher at elementary and middle school levels and administration experience in the elementary school and middle school athletics, I have learned that if an approach to educating the "whole child" is made, decisions are made with what is best for kids at the center, and respected that each person is an individual with unique needs, talents, and passions that success is inevitable. 

It is my hope to create a learning community with a culture that is inviting, safe, positive, and rigorous. As the Lead Learner and instructional leader of this school, I will work hard to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to do what is best for kids and create that community. 

Please know that my door is always open to talk and I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. If you ever need anything at all please do not hesitate to stop by and see me, call me, or email me. Communication is a key to a successful and efficient relationship. Speaking of communication, don't forget to follow our school on Twitter, Instagram, and "Like" us on Facebook. 

Please know that my number one priority is to keep kids safe and to do what is best for kids academically and socially. Again, I am so excited to become a part of the Navajo Elementary Community. Here’s to a very prosperous 2017-2018 school year!

Yours in Education,

Mr. Casaus

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