Providing a Path to Education from Pre-Kindergarten Through 12th Grade

Marfa Montessori

Marfa Montessori

The Montessori program at Marfa Schools is a mixed-age classroom that uses hands-on, multi-sensory approaches that respect and follow each child’s individual development. Marfa Montessori accepts all children residing in Marfa. A Montessori curriculum is offered from PK through third grade. In 2016-2017 it will expand through sixth grade.

Marfa Elementary

Marfa Elementary

The elementary school serves approximately 170 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Our dedicated and caring teachers and staff strive to engage all students in rigorous, relevant learning that will lay the foundation for future success. Without exception, our kindergarten through sixth grade students receive 90-120 minutes of reading and writing instruction daily.

Marfa Junior Senior High

Marfa Jr Senior High

Marfa has a talented staff at the secondary level with a significant number of core teachers holding advanced degrees in their subject. Marfa’s secondary campus houses the seventh through twelfth graders. Marfa High School offers Art, Welding, and Band as electives. Robotics is also available for both Junior High and Senior High students.

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Superintendent's Message

Andrew Peters is the Superintendent of Schools. The  Marfa Independent School District board hired Mr. Peters in August 2012. This is Mr. Peters’ third superintendency. Peters and his wife of thirty-three years have three adult daughters and one granddaughter.  Mr. Peters started his teaching career in Bay City, Texas as a special education teacher. He has also taught second grade, served as a principal, and a chief finance officer.

Mr. Peters is working on his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from University of Phoenix. He is also a successful grant writer and has served the Texas Education Agency and the United States Department of Education as a grant reviewer.  In 2000,  Mr. Peters was selected by then education commissioner Mr. Jim Nelson as a Texas Reading Leader for his work on improving reading scores in his schools.  He speaks regularly at education workshops such as TASB Summer Leadership Institute and numerous Educational Regional conferences.

Mr. Peters is currently serving on the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Board representing Region 18. He has also been elected and serves on the Executive Board of the Equity Center. Peters is also a managing board member on the TEKS Resource System curriculum board.

We Are the Shorthorns

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Marfa Schools is a 1A school district with approximately 355 students and 65 faculty and staff members that serve our PK-12th Grade campus. We pursue rigorous academic standards and enriching extracurricular experiences for our students.  In the 2012-2013 school year, we earned a “Met Standard” rating from the Texas Education Agency. The secondary campus was noted as a Distinguished campus in the category of ‘student improvement’.

Marfa Schools is the second largest school district in Texas in terms of landmass, spanning more than 3,200 square miles of Presidio County and stretching as far south as the banks of the Rio Grande. The campus and administrative office are located in Marfa - population 2121, elevation 4830′ - at the intersection of Highway 67 and Highway 90. Marfa is 189 miles southwest of Midland, 190 miles east of El Paso and 60 miles north of the international border. It sits on a great highland plain of the Chihuahuan Desert known as the Marfa Plateau and is semi-protected by the Davis Mountains to the north, the Chisos Mountains to the southeast, and the Chinati Mountains to the southwest.

Marfa is known for its Mystery Lights and its vibrant modern art community, which attract thousands of visitors each year. It was also the location for the filming of the movies Giant (1955), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007)