Home of The Bobcats

2022-2023

The school day

starts at 7:50 a.m. and

ends at 4:00 p.m.


Staff and visitor parking is in front of the school on the east side. Students who drive their vehicle can park on County Road 11.5 to the south of the school on the athletic field side of the road.


Parent Drop-Off: Enter the front parking lot off of County Road 11.5 at the one-way entrance; no parking please.

Parent Pick-Up: Enter the front parking lot off of County Road 11.5 at the one-way entrance;

Bus Right of Way:

  • The morning route bus will drop students off on the north side of the building, then drive to County Road 11.5 and south to the bus barn;

  • The afternoon route bus will pick students up on the north side of the building, then drive to County Road 11.5 and north to begin the afternoon route. Please watch for the bus when it is ready to leave for the route and allow the bus the right of way.

District Mission Statement

Manzanola School District 3J shall strive to provide a safe environment, meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs for all students so that they reach their learning potential, including that they meet or exceed state and district content standards, through partnerships between home, school, and the community.

About Us

Manzanola is a small rural town located in the southeastern part of Colorado in the Arkansas Valley in Otero County. This area is known for producing much of the fruit and vegetables of the state of Colorado. The elevation of Manzanola is 4255 and the population is between 450 and 500.

The current enrollment of Manzanola School District 3J is approximately 165 students. Bobcat Pride runs deep throughout this small community.

Manzanola School District offers concurrent credit classes through Otero College in La Junta, where students receive both high school and college credit, in the areas of Math, English, and Speech.

High School athletic teams offered include 6-man football, girls volleyball, basketball, wrestling and baseball. Arrangements can be made with area schools for interested students to participate in cross-country, golf, softball and track. Junior High athletic teams include football, girls volleyball, baseball, basketball, track and wrestling.

Clubs and other activities include FFA, Student Council, National Honor Society, Claws for a Cause, Robotics, Art and Drama.

Manzanola School District was awarded a BEST Grant to build a new addition and renovate the existing Temple Buell Jr/Sr High School building. Both were completed in Summer 2022. All students now attend classes in one building.

Manzanola School District 3J

32475 County Road 11.5

Manzanola, Colorado 81058

719-462-5528

Fax 719-462-5708

Manzanola School District 3J

Financial Transparency

Required Financial Transparency - Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-44-304

Disclaimer: Please consider the context when evaluating financial transactions. Some transactions may appear improper on the surface but are perfectly normal and justifiable when placed in the proper context. We welcome your questions regarding our financial transactions or records.

Manzanola School District 3J is an equal opportunity provider. Manzanola School District 3J does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nancy Westfall, Superintendent 32475 County Road 11.5, Manzanola, CO 81058 719-462-5528 nancy.westfall@manzanola.k12.co.usFor further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office For Civil Rights for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.District employees receive annual training in order to continue providing a Safe Supportive Learning Environment.