Joe Harris Elementary

Joe Harris retrievers logo
Joe Harris Elementary 
Joe Harris ES front exterior
School Profile:
Updated: October 2020
Mascot: Retrievers
Colors: Navy and Gold
Grade Levels Served: K-5
Founded: 2020
Named for: Sandoval County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Harris, killed in the line of duty in 2009

Staff Profile:
Trent Heffner, Principal
Employees: 45
Teachers: 30
Instructional Support Staff: 7
Non-Instructional Support Staff: 8

Joe Harris and HarleySchool Goals:
The new Joe Harris Elementary campus has approximately 87,000 feet of floor space and has space to accommodate approximately 800 students.  The school is named after the late Joe Harris, a Sandoval County Sheriff's Deputy who lost his life in the line of duty in 2009.  Deputy Harris was a champion for children who was a frequent visitor to Rio Rancho schools and classrooms, often with his faithful therapy dog Harley at his side.  He was an advocate for drug prevention and other programs promoting the safety and welfare of students.   
Where Are We?
Location map: Joe Harris ESAddress:
2100 10th St. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone: (505) 896-0706 
Fax: (505) 994-9231

Geographic Area Served: Southern border of Rio Rancho, including portions of Cabezon and Unit 10, Los Diamantes

Student Profile:

: 385 (October 2020)
Percent Special Education: TBD
Percent English Language Learners: TBD
Percent qualifying for free/reduced lunch benefits: All students federally-funded in 2020-21

Ethnicity/Race: The percentage for each category is rounded up or down to the nearest .1. Families of mixed-race heritage may designate their child as being of more than one race. This may cause the percentages to add up to a number that is other than 100%.

African-American: 2.4%
American Indian: 3.7%
Asian: 1.0%
Caucasian (non-Hispanic): 30.0%
Hispanic: 61.4%
Pacific Islander: 0.5%
Unclassified/Unknown: 1.0%