Socorro Independent School District

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The Socorro Independent School District (SISD) is a school district located in El Paso County, Texas. It includes Socorro and Horizon City, and parts of East El Paso, Sparks, El Paso Hills, and Colonia Revolucion.[1]

SISD has 47 schools and more than 46,000 students. The Superintendent of Schools is Dr. José Espinoza.[citation needed]


In 1961, the residents of Socorro voted 63-0 for the formation of the Socorro Independent School District. At the time, Escontrias Elementary School was the only campus in the area for students. High school students attended Clint High School or Ysleta High School.

It wasn't until 1964 that the district built its first high school, Socorro High School. Socorro High School would house about 2,800 students for 40 years. The district's Board of Trustees decided that they needed another high school. In 1990, Montwood High School was built. The district built its football stadium, the SISD Student Activities Complex, in 1991. These two schools would begin an annual rivalry in football, in which the winner takes home the "Helmet"; a football helmet with a red side to represent Socorro, and a green side to represent Montwood. Montwood would serve about 3,000 students, when again, the board decided they needed a new school. Americas High School was built in 1996 and serves about 3,000 students.

The next addition to SISD was El Dorado High School. The first senior class graduated in 2007. Eastlake High School joined the district in August 2010, in unincorporated El Paso County adjoining Horizon City. The newest additions to the Socorro Independent School District for the 2015-2016 school year were Purple Heart Elementary School and Pebble Hills High School.

List of schools[edit]

All schools are in El Paso except when otherwise indicated.

High schools[edit]

Early college high schools[edit]

  • Mission Early College High School (magnet school, in unincorporated El Paso County adjoining Socorro)
  • Socorro Early College High School
  • Rams Early College High School
  • Trailblazers Early College High School

Middle schools[edit]

  • Grades 6 to 8
    • Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School
    • SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School
    • Montwood Middle School
    • SSG. Manuel R. Puentes Middle School
    • William D. Slider Middle School
    • Sun Ridge Middle School
    • Col. John O. Ensor Middle School (in Horizon City)
    • Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School (in Socorro)
    • Socorro Middle School (in Socorro)

Elementary-intermediate schools[edit]

  • Grades pre-kindergarten to 8
    • Bill Sybert School
    • Desert Wind School (in El Paso Hills)
    • Jane A. Hambric School
    • John Drugan School
    • Paso del Norte School
    • Ernesto Serna School (in Socorro)

Elementary schools[edit]

    • Benito Martinez Elementary School
    • Campestre Elementary School (in Socorro)
    • Chester E. Jordan Elementary School
    • Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School
    • Elfida P. Chavez Elementary School
    • Escontrias Elementary School (in Socorro)
    • H.D. Hilley Elementary School (in Socorro)
    • Helen Ball Elementary School
    • Horizon Heights Elementary School (in Horizon City)
    • Hueco Elementary School (in Socorro)
    • Hurshel Antwine Elementary School
    • James P. Butler Elementary School
    • Loma Verde Elementary School
    • Lujan-Chavez Elementary School
    • Myrtle Cooper Elementary School
    • O'Shea Keleher Elementary School
    • Robert R. Rojas Elementary School (in Socorro)
    • SGT. Roberto Ituarte Elementary School
    • Sierra Vista Elementary School
    • Vista del Sol Elementary School
    • Purple Heart Elementary School

Alternate schools[edit]

  • KEYS Academy (grades 1 through 5) (alternative school, in Socorro)
  • KEYS Academy (grades 6 through 12) (alternative school, in Socorro)


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