O'Shea Keleher Elementary

Socorro Independent School District



  • Montwood Feeder Pattern Community Open House
    Free food for the first 500 people.  Great student entertainment, student fingerprinting services and immunizations. SISD Superintendent Dr. José Espinoza will be the keynote speaker and an exciting presentation will highlight the endless opportunities our feeder pattern.

    Where:  Montwood High School

    When:  Thursday, August 25th

    Time:   5:00 pm - 7:15 pm




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    Join us for an evening of full of delilcious food and great entertainment!

    When:   Friday, September 30th

    Time:    5:00 - 7:00 pm

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About Us

  • El Paso Poor Farm was established in the valley in 1915 under the operation of John O'Shea. His wife, Agnes O'Shea, was in charge of residents. John died in 1929, and the couple's daughter, Helen O'Shea Keleher, assumed operation of the farm with her mother. The farm was scheduled to close in 1929 due to troubled times, but its population grew. Renamed "Rio Vista Farm," it hosted a variety of public welfare programs beginning in the 1930s. A temporary base for a Civilian Conservation Corps unit in 1936, the farm continued to shelter hundreds of homeless adults and children. From 1951 to 1964, the farm was used as a reception and processing center for the Bracero Program, which brought Mexican laborers to work in the lower valley of El Paso and other agricultural area. The poor farm closed in 1964.
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Vision:Tomorrow's Leaders Learning Today
Mission:The mission of the Socorro Independent School District is to optimize our students' academic, artistic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.