The Socorro Independent School District is a rapidly growing school district serving more than 46,800 students with innovative instruction in state-of-the art facilities. Team SISD is an outstanding educational institution having been recognized at the local, state, and national level with numerous accolades. Notably, the district was named a two-time HEB Excellence in Education district finalist, the superintendent earned the 2017 Escalante-Gradillas Best in Education Prize and the 2016 Region 19 Superintendent of the Year award, and the Board of Trustees was named a Texas Honor Board and twice was recognized as a Region 19 Board of the Year.
SISD is dedicated to offering endless opportunities in all 48 of its campuses focusing on college and career readiness for all students. SISD educators are highly qualified, effective professionals and are dedicated to their students, schools and communities. Every member of Team SISD is committed to offering a high quality, rigorous education to ensure all students succeed. The district operates on a year-round calendar and has a long tradition of success.
Tomorrow’s Leaders Learning Today
The mission of the Socorro Independent School District is to optimize our student’s academic, artistic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.
SISD Strategic Plan
SISD’s Strategic Plan guides the day-to-day work of Team SISD in order to meet the district’s overarching goal of ensuring 100 percent of students graduate from high school prepared for the college and career of their choice. The plan was developed to move the district forward while meeting the needs of SISD’s students, parents and broader community, and serves as the pathways to success while focusing on improving academic achievement of all students. SISD’s Strategic Plan includes five directions:
Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
College and Career Readiness
Highly Qualified, Effective Faculty and Staff
Home, School, Community Partnerships
Accountability For ALL
Academic Achievement: 2016-2017
District Accountability Rating Met Standard Campuses that Met Standard 45 Campuses that Did Not Meet Standard 0 Campuses with Distinction Designation 144 Number of graduates (Class of 2017) 3,319 Graduation rate (Class of 2016) 89.4% Scholarships and grants earned by graduates (Class of 2017) $36.3 Million
2017 Best in Education Award
Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D.
2017 Best Communities for Music Education Award
2017 Consortium for School Networking Team Achievement Award
2017 America’s Best Urban Schools Award
Americas High School and Eastlake High School
2017 Third Most Outstanding Unit in the Nation, Area Nine Most Outstanding Unit
Pebble Hills High School
2017 National Distinguished Principal Finalist
Rosa Chavez-Avedician, James P. Butler Elementary School
2018 National School Counselor of the Year Finalist
Christina Nuñez, Paso del Norte School
Students 46,500+ Hispanic 92.6% Caucasian 3.6% African American 2.2% Asian 0.6% Multiethnic 0.7% Native American 0.2% Pacific Islander 0.1% Student attendance rate 96.3% English Language Learners (ELL) 21.4% Students eligible for free or reduced price lunch 71.2%
Total full-time employees 5,536 Teachers 2,590 Professional support 578 Campus administration 148 Central administration 37 Educational aides 334 Auxiliary staff 1,849
6 comprehensive high schools
9 middle schools
6 Pre-K schools
23 elementary schools
4 specialty campuses
*Data based on district reports and the 2016-2017 Texas Academic Performance Report