About Us
Dr. RicoJose J. Alderete Middle School

Dr. Oscar Rico

Jose  J. Alderete Middle School (AMS) is Canutillo Independent School District’s second middle school.  AMS opened its doors in response to the growing student population in the District in August of 2006. AMS's educational facility provides an outstanding learning environment for sixth through eighth grade students and occupies the site of the former Canutillo Middle School on Talbot Road.  Since its opening, the school has added a state-of-the-art library and science wing. Alderete is the only middle school in west Texas to have artificial turf on its football field. Elementary feeder schools for AMS are Canutillo, Davenport, and Damian ES students who live east of Interstate 10. 

AMS boasts a top-notch academic record, and its athletic and music programs have quickly gained recognition, being considered among the best in the region. AMS also offers students the opportunity to receive high school credit (credit by exam), and college credit (AP exam) in Spanish by taking an advanced college- level course. 

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Dr. Oscar Rico

  Assistant Principal:
Patricia Cruz

  Office Manager: 
Anna Rosemond


Laura Melendez

Manuela Jallad
Deyanira Fronce

Lauren Harrison
Parent Liaison:

Mary Ann Pastran
  Phone: 915.877.6600
801 Talbot Road
Canutillo,Texas 79835
  Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Canutillo, Texas 79835

  Warning Bell:
School Start Time:
School End Time:

8:05 am
8:10 am
3:40 pm

  Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


American Eagles
School Colors:

Orange and Gray