El Paso Independent School District

El Paso Independent School District

The El Paso Independent School District (or EPISD) is one of several public school districts serving El Paso, Texas (USA). Originally organized in 1883, it is currently the largest district in the Texas Education Agency's Educational Service Center (ESC) Region 19, as well as the largest district within the city of El Paso and El Paso County. The EPISD also provides public education to the children of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss. The district headquarters are located in El Paso.[1]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


School Board (Board of Trustees)

The EPISD is managed by a school board (called the Board of Trustees) composed of seven publicly elected school board trustees and a single superintendent. Each trustee represents one of the seven districts in the EPISD.[3] The current EPISD superintendent is Dr. Lorenzo Garcia.[4]


  • More than 63,000 students.
  • 92 campuses.
  • With more than 9,000 employees, it is the largest employer in El Paso.
  • Covers more than 253 square miles (660 km2).
  • Estimated annual operating budget is $403-million.
  • Seventh largest school district in Texas
  • 57th largest school district in the United States.


List of schools

High schools

Middle schools

  • Located in Central El Paso
    • Armendariz Middle School
    • Bassett Middle School
    • Ross Middle School
  • Located in East El Paso
    • MacArthur Elementary-Intermediate School
  • Located in Northeast El Paso
    • Canyon Hills Middle School
    • Charles Middle School
    • Magoffin Middle School
    • Richardson Middle School
    • Terrace Hills Middle School
  • Located in Northwest El Paso
    • Brown Middle School
    • Hornedo Middle School
    • Lincoln Middle School
    • Morehead Middle School
  • Located in South Central El Paso
    • Guillen Middle School
    • Henderson Middle School

Elementary schools

    • Hughey Elementary School
    • Moreno Elementary School
    • Rusk Elementary School
    • Travis Elementary School
  • Located in East El Paso
    • Bonham Elementary School
    • Cielo Vista Elementary School
  • Located on Fort Bliss
    • Bliss Elementary School
    • Logan Elementary School
    • Milam Elementary School
    • Powell Elementary School
  • Located in Northeast El Paso
    • Barron Elementary School
    • Bradley Elementary School
    • Burnet Elementary School
    • Collins Elementary School
    • Crosby Elementary School
    • Dowell Elementary School
    • Fannin Elementary School
    • Lee Elementary School
    • Moye Elementary School
    • Newman Elementary School
    • Nixon Elementary School
    • Park Elementary School
    • Schuster Elementary School
    • Stanton Elementary School
    • Tom Lea Elementary School
    • Whitaker Elementary School
  • Located in Northwest El Paso
    • Bond Elementary School
    • Green Elementary School
    • Guerrero Elementary School
    • Herrera Elementary School
    • Johnson Elementary School
    • Kohlberg Elementary School
    • Lundy Elementary School
    • Polk Elementary School
    • Putnam Elementary School
    • Rivera Elementary School
    • Roberts Elementary School
    • Tippin Elementary School
    • Western Hills Elementary School
    • White Elementary School
  • Located in South Central El Paso
    • Aoy Elementary School
    • Beall Elementary School
    • Burleson Elementary School
    • Clardy Elementary School
    • Cooley Elementary School
    • Douglass Elementary School
    • Hart Elementary School
    • Hawkins Elementary School
    • Zavala Elementary School
  • Located in West Central El Paso
    • Lamar Elementary School
    • Mesita Elementary School
    • Vilas Elementary School

Special campuses

  • Center For Career And Technical Education
  • Delta Academy
  • Occupational Center
  • Regional Day School For The Deaf
  • San Jacinto Adult Learning Center
  • Telles Academy
  • Transmountain Early College High School

Former campuses

  • Alamo Elementary School (in South-Central El Paso; closed 2005; initially slated to reopen following renovations, but consolidated with Hart Elementary School in 2011)[17]
  • Dudley Elementary School (replaced by Mesita Elementary School in 1948)
  • Highland Elementary School (replaced by Moreno Elementary School in 2000)
  • Houston Elementary School (in Central El Paso; closed in 2010 due to declining enrollment, now the Houston School of Choice, a continuation high school)
  • Jones Elementary School (in West-Central El Paso; closed and razed in 1972 along with the Smeltertown neighborhood it served and in which it was located)
  • Lincoln Elementary School (in South-Central El Paso; moved and reconfigured, now Lincoln Middle School)
  • Roosevelt Elementary School (closed in 2006, consolidated with Aoy Elementary School)
  • San Jacinto Elementary School (closed in 1976, now San Jacinto Adult Learning Center)

Dormant campuses

  • Wainwright Elementary School (in Northeast El Paso; mothballed since 2005; currently used as a science resource center)

Notable EPISD alumni

  • Tom Moore, a cartoonist best known for the "Archie" comic books series, is a 1946 graduate of Austin High School.
  • John Moyer, the current bassist for the rock band Disturbed, is a graduate of Coronado High School .

Other notables who have attended EPISD schools

  • Richard Ramirez, a serial killer currently on California's death row, attended Jefferson High School but dropped out.
  • Sharon Tate, actress and Manson Family murder victim, attended Irvin High School briefly in 1959 and 1960.

See also

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External links

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