Montwood Middle School turned into a center of activity and enthusiasm July 14, 1997, the day the school first opened its doors to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, their parents, and teachers.
Montwood Middle, along with Elfida P. Chavez Elementary School, share library and cafeteria facilities which make the transition from elementary to middle school smooth and exciting. Adopting the moose as its mascot, Montwood Middle School soon became known as The Home of the Mighty Moose, with a successful dedication program and reception in May, 1998.
Even at its inception, Montwood Middle School was up and running like an accomplished place of learning. Academic competitions began in 1997 and still continue today. These include Science Fair, University Interscholastic League competitions and Literary Anthology. Mighty Moose students were then and are still participating in the full range of school athletics, All-Region band, choir concerts, art competitions, piano recitals, Student Council, and Science Fair.
A few momentous Moose accomplishments have included winning the El Paso Times Sun Country Science Fair Sweepstakes Award and participation in the El Paso Young Lawyer's Aspiring Youth Program, a national program designed to encourage children to stay in school and avoid gangs.
Today, a TEA (Texas Education Agency) Exemplary campus Montwood Middle School continues to abide by its school motto, Teaching Tomorrow Today, offering its aspiring Mighty Moose students a superior academic experience through its committed faculty and staff, and fostering strong partnerships with parents and community members.