The District has agreements with the Navajo Nation for no-cost long-term land leases for its schools located within the Navajo Nation.
The District serves the communities of Kirtland, Ojo Amarillo, Newcomb, Naschitti, and Shiprock, New Mexico. There are eight elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative high school, as well as the preschools.
The District has two 798 seat performing arts centers: The Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock and the Brooks/Isham Performing Arts Center in Kirtland. It also operates the Dine Bi Community Library in Newcomb.
There are many nearby outdoor recreational opportunities including the San Juan and Animas rivers, Navajo Lake, Mesa Verde National Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, and plenty of hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, and skiing in the San Juan Mountains just one hour away.