Our History

According to the city of Moriarty, in 1906, town founder, Timothy Moriarty, and Peter Vigil obtained resources needed to build the first school in Moriarty. The local railroad company assisted by donating land near what is now the present day intersection of Girard Ave. and Eight St. When completed in 1907, the school building was also used for local church activities. During the 1950's and 1960's, Moriarty Municipal schools combined with the schools in the nearby communities of Edgewood, Buford Crossley, and Stanley to create the Moriarty Municipal School District, which later was named the Moriarty-Edgewood School District. Roughly the physical size of Rhode Island, the Moriarty-Edgewood School District serves the educational needs of three counties in central New Mexico. Currently, the district consists of only one high school, two middle schools, and three elementary schools utilizing a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade-level configuration. 

Moriarty High School is a culturally diverse, comprehensive, four-year public high school with a curriculum designed to prepare students to attend a college or university and other post-secondary educational training programs, including vocational schools and military service. We are accredited by the New Mexico Public Education Department and hold memberships in the New Mexico Association of Student Councils, the NMHSRA (New Mexico High School Rodeo Association), Civilian Marksman Program, New Mexico Activities Association, National FFA Organization, National Forensic League, National History Club, and National Honor Society.

Fun Facts
  • Our mascot is the Pinto...
  • Have you ever wondered why our colors are kelly green and white? The story goes that when our high school opened, our basketball team needed uniforms. Albuquerque High was gracious enough to donate their old uniforms. 
  • The Annex Gym and classrooms were used in the 2006 movie Believe in Me. Some of our students were "extras."
  • The Annex and main hall were used in the 2006 movie Astronaut Farmer.
  • Classrooms and offices around campus can be seen in the 2014 movie The Guest.