Española Public Schools serves students in Española, Chimayo, Santa Cruz, Sombrillo, Alcalde, Velarde, Dixon and the Ohkay Owingeh and Santa Clara Pueblos. In the year 2000 the district had a total of 16 schools with approximately 6,103 students. In the 2011–2012 school year, the district had an enrollment of 4,970. Currently there are 10 elementary schools, a kindergarten center, a middle school, and a high school.
The mission of the Española Public School District is to provide and continuously improve a quality education for all students in a safe environment by implementing an educational program that insures students are prepared to meet educational and lifelong challenges.