Ysleta Independent School District

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Ysleta Independent School District is a school district based in El Paso, Texas (USA). Ysleta ISD is the third largest school district in the city of El Paso.

Ysleta ISD[1]
High schools: 8
Middle schools: 11
Elementary schools: 36
K-8th grade schools: 2
Pre-K centers: 3
Alternative schools: 3
Enrollment: 43,680
Hispanic: 92.7%
White, not Hispanic: 4.6%
African American: 1.6%
American Indian: <1%
Asian/Pacific: <1%
Full-time: 6,155
Teachers: 3,075
Average years experience: 12
Average teacher salary: $38,119
Dr. Xavier De La Torre

The Ysleta Independent School District was founded in 1915 as a rural education district with one high school, Ysleta High School and a number of elementary and intermediate schools. As the city of El Paso grew, many of the schools of the YISD were absorbed into the city. Today the district has 63 campuses.

During the 1990s, the district operated at state minimum achievement levels. Due to changes in leadership, the district turned itself around and in 1998 it emerged the first urban school district anywhere in the state to be named a "Recognized District" for student performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test or TAAS. Ten district schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools while eight others are National Title One Distinguished Campuses.

Ysleta ISD's superintendent is Dr. Xaiver De La Torre.[2]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

The Texas Education Agency's college readiness performance data shows that only 5% (148 out of 2836 students) of the graduates of the class of 2010 of the Ysleta school district met TEA's average performance criterion on SAT or ACT college admission tests.[4]


Mexican Americans make up a large number of students. Margarita Espino Calderón and Liliana Minaya-Rowe, authors of Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs, wrote that the student population of Ysleta ISD was "heterogenous".[5]

List of schools[edit]

As of 2005 22 schools had two-way bilingual educational programs.[5]

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

A Texas School to Watch: 2011-2012, 2013-2014

  • Eastwood Knolls Middle School
  • Hillcrest Middle School
  • Indian Ridge Middle School
  • Parkland Middle School
  • Ranchland Hills Middle School
  • Rio Bravo Middle School
  • Riverside Middle School
  • Valley View Middle School
  • Ysleta Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Alicia R. Chacón Elementary School
  • Ascarate Elementary School
  • Cadwallader Elementary School
  • Capistrano Elementary School
  • Cedar Grove Elementary School
  • Constance Hulbert Elementary School
  • Del Norte Heights Elementary School
  • Del Valle Elementary School
  • Desertaire Elementary School
  • Dolphin Terrace Elementary School
  • East Point Elementary School
  • Eastwood Heights Elementary School
  • Eastwood Knolls Elementary School
  • Edgemere Elementary School
  • Glen Cove Elementary School
  • Hacienda Heights Elementary School
  • Lancaster Elementary School
  • LeBarron Park Elementary School
  • Loma Terrace Elementary School
  • Marian Manor Elementary School
  • Mesa Vista Elementary School
  • Mission Valley Elementary School
  • North Loop Elementary School
  • North Star Elementary School
  • Parkland Elementary School
  • Pasodale Elementary School
  • Pebble Hills Elementary School
  • Presa Elementary School
  • R.E.L. Washington Elementary School
  • Ramona Elementary School
  • Sageland Elementary School
  • Scotsdale Elementary School
  • South Loop Elementary School
  • Thomas Manor Elementary School
  • Tierra Del Sol Elementary School
  • Vista Hills Elementary School
  • Ysleta Elementary School


  • Robert F. Kennedy Pre-K
  • Ysleta Pre-K
  • Parkland Pre-K

Alternative campuses[edit]

  • Cesar Chavez Academy
  • Plato Academy
  • Tejas School of Choice

Special campuses[edit]

  • Cesar Chavez Middle
  • Homebound Campus
  • Ysleta Community Learning Center
  • YWLA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ysleta Independent School District Statistics". Retrieved 2007-04-23.
  2. ^ "Ysleta Independent School District". Ysleta. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  4. ^ "College admission testing class of 2010:District and campus supplement". Texas Education Agency.
  5. ^ a b Espino Calderón, Margarita and Minaya-Rowe, Liliana. Chapter 4: "Case Study: The Alicia R. Chacón International School." Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs. Corwin Press, January 22, 2003. ISBN 1483351858, 9781483351858. Start: 53. CITED: Start: 56.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
  7. ^ Microsoft Word - 2007-schools.doc

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