Eastwood High School (El Paso, Texas)

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Coordinates: 31°46′18″N 106°21′17″W / 31.7718°N 106.3547°W / 31.7718; -106.3547

Eastwood High School
Home of El Paso's Finest
2430 McRae Blvd.

El Paso, Texas

Type Public
Established 1965
Principal Armenia Smith
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,224 [1]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Blue, gold         
Mascot Trooper

Eastwood High School is a high school in the city of El Paso, Texas, USA.


Eastwood High School, "Home of El Paso's Finest," is located in the city of El Paso, Texas. Eastwood had its first graduating senior class in 1965; today Eastwood High School has 400+ graduates annually. The school is in the Ysleta Independent School District. In 1976, Eastwood High School Troopers won the Class 4A(now 5A) State Championship in basketball as the underdog of the state tourney, as of 2014 the feat has yet to be duplicated by any other El Paso basketball team.

In 2013 the Texas UIL changed the realignments. As of 2014 Eastwood High School is now in the UIL 6A division and the only 6A high school in the Ysleta Independent School District.[2]


Eastwood High School has over two hundred faculty members.



Extracurricular activities[edit]


  • Reveille - Eastwood's literary magazine
  • JROTC - an organization dedicated to developing character in our high schools.
  • State recognized marching band
  • Jazz bands
  • Marching/concert bands
  • Student Council
  • State-recognized Speech and Debate
  • Drama Club (associated with International Thespian Society)
  • String Orchestra
  • Youth For Christ
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - known for its dodgeball tournaments
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Club
  • Number Sense - Eastwood's Math Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Art Club
  • CB Club
  • EHS Skate Club
  • Video Technology Club
  • Photo Journalism
  • Chess Club (Run by Albert Perez)
  • Glee Club


  • Speech and Debate
  • Army JROTC
  • JROTC Honor Guard
  • JROTC Armed Drill Team
  • JROTC Unarmed Drill Team
  • JROTC Cadet Challenge- male& female
  • JROTC Color Guard- [male, female & mixed]
  • JROTC Orienteering
  • JROTC Rifle Team
  • Trooperettes
  • Eastwood Varsity Choir (Cavaliers)
  • Eastwood Marching Band
  • Eastwood Varsity Guitar
  • Eastwood Orchestra
  • HighQ [3]
  • Saltatrix
  • Iconic
  • Folklorico
  • Flags
  • Skate
  • Musical Theatre
  • Cappies Student Critique Program
  • UIL Academic Teams - The Eastwood UIL Academic team structure is decentralized, with many coaches for multiple subjects including but not limited to, History, Current Events, Mathematics, Theatre, and Literature.



  • Baseball
  • Basketball
    • Won the Texas 4A State Championship in 1976, their then-JV Coach, Gary Pippen, is the Head Basketball Coach
  • Cross Country
    • Coach: Mike Mclain
  • The #1 ranked team in El Paso
  • Football
    • In the 1970s-early 1990s Eastwood's football team was one of the best teams in El Paso, and had heated rivalries with Coronado, Bel Air (Battle of Helmet rivals used to meet in the Sun Bowl) and Hanks because of their success. The last championship Eastwood has won was in 1999 when they defeated Coronado for the Bi-District title. Eastwood's last time playoff appearance was in 2005 after 6-5 record. Since then, though, Eastwood has been one on the least competitive teams in District 1-5A. Eastwood lost 25 straight games, beginning with two consecutive 0-10 seasons in 2008 and 2009. Eastwood finally defeated Riverside High School in a 32-26 in a thriller to end their losing streak in 2010. Eastwood finished off the season 3-7.
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
    • One of the most dominant teams in El Paso, the boys' swimming team has won 26 consecutive titles.
  • Tennis
    • Coach: Stan Anderson
  • Track and Field
    • Coach Mike McClain (also the Cross Country)
  • Wrestling
    • Won the Texas State Championship in 1985 and 1995. Runners-Up in 1984, 1989, 1994, and 2000.
    • Won the District 3 Championship in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Saltatrix
    • Sponsor: Mrs. Sheila Azar-Dwyer. Eastwood's dance team. Saltatrix annually competes as the only public high school at the Tremaine competition in LA, winning awards against private professional dance teams.
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Trooperettes
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Notable alumni[edit]

  • David D. Alloway 1957- 2003 (Class of 1975)- Author of Desert Survival Skills, Univ. Of Texas Press, 2000, Honored by the Texas House of Representatives: H.R. No. 1044 May 23, 2003 & the Texas Senate: S.R. No. 62 July 15, 2003 (http://tpwmagazine.com/archive/2003/aug/ed_4/)
  • Jack Handey - best known for his Deep Thoughts segments on Saturday Night Live.
  • Butch Henry - former Major League pitcher.
  • Frank Castillo - former Major League Baseball pitcher.
  • Melissa Springer Wiseman - Associate Professor of Economics, Houston Baptist University (1999–present)
  • Dana J.H Pittard - Major General in the United States Army (1981–present)
  • Eric Jack (Class of 1990)-Former National Football League Defensive Back. Atlanta Falcons, (University of New Mexico)
  • Rhonda J. Molix (Class of 1979)--McGraw Hill Author of elementary and secondary mathematics textbooks and education consultant. http://mathematicsbydesign.net
  • Darold J. Molix (Class of 1977) CEO of Consys Concrete Corporation. Member of 1976 State Championship Basketball team.
  • Ouisa Davis (Class of 1979)--Noted El Paso Attorney and former El Paso Judge.
  • Douglas L Rutter (Class of 1977) CEO of The Rutter Organization, Inc. Member of 1976 State Championship Basketball team.
  • Baltazar “Zar” Zavala (class of 2007) - 2011 Rhode Scholar recipient. Harvard College class of 2011.
  • John Rivas (Class of 1979) - President, New Mexico Conference Methodist Foundation, Inc.
  • John Abbott (Class of 1976) - Region Sr. Manager Fedex (Member of 1976 State Basketball Championship)
  • Donovan J Gibbs- (Class of 2011) Professional Choreographer and Dancer, So You Think You Can Dance