Home of The Bobcats
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.
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.
Manzanola School District 3J is comprised of Manzanola Elementary School (K-5) and Manzanola Jr-Sr High School (6-12). The current enrollment of each school is about 80 students. Bobcat Pride runs deep throughout this small community.
Manzanola School District offers concurrent credit classes through Otero Junior College in La Junta, where students receive both high school and college credit, in the areas of Math, English, and Speech. Also the district encourages students to take classes at OJC, either in person or online, and will pay tuition for up to 5 classes per semester, which includes concurrent classes.
High School athletic teams offered include 6-man football, girls volleyball, basketball, wrestling and baseball. Arrangements are being 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 and track.
Clubs and other activities include FFA, Student Council, National Honor Society, Claws for a Cause, Robotics, Art and Drama.
Manzanola School District is proud to announce the awarding of a BEST Grant to renovate/build a new K-12 school!
Manzanola Elementary School
Manzanola Jr/Sr High School
Manzanola School District 3J
P.O. Box 148
Manzanola, Colorado 81058