Gallup McKinley County School District  is a dedicated group of 1,819 individuals (including 778 teachers) seeking to create the best learning environment for the students we have the honor to educate.

Student Demographics

  • 3,356 ELL Students (30%)
  • 259 Homeless students (2%)
  • 100% Free lunch

McKinley County has a population of approximately 75,000 residents with 9,470 students enrolled in 32 GMCS schools.  McKinley County includes the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo.

District Demographics

  • Student Enrollment 9,470
  • 78.95% Native American
  • Hispanic-(note, all students are identified as another ethnicity, none of our students are identified as Hispanic only) – (14%) this number reflects the students who identified themselves as Hispanic along with another race
  • 4% Caucasian-does not include students who identified as Hispanic
  • 1% Other-does not include students who identified as Hispanic
  • Gallup McKinley County School District is geographically the largest school district in New Mexico covering 4,857 square miles.
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Artwork from Jefferson Elementary students with handprints surrounding the word "believe"
Jefferson Elementary believes

District Administration

“Gallup McKinley County Schools understands that a quality education relies on our staff, the resources we dedicate to those staff members, and solid strategic planning. We seek to empower our staff with a foundation of Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships to assure that every student graduates ready to compete locally and globally” – Mike Hyatt, GMCS Superintendent

Jvanna Hanks-Deputy Superintendent
K’Dawn Montano-Assistant Superintendent of Support Services
Wade Bell-Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/Instruction


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