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    The Socorro Independent School District is a rapidly growing school district serving more than 47,000 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 achievements. Notably, SISD is the first and only large district in the El Paso region to earn an “A” grade in the Texas Education Agency latest accountability ratings. For two consecutive years, SISD is also the only district in the region and one of only three districts in a pool of the largest 50 in the state to earn the distinction for postsecondary readiness at the district level.

    In May 2019, Team SISD earned the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Award designating the district as the best large school district in the state. Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D. earned the 2018-19 Texas K-12 Tech Savvy Superintendent Award, the 2017 Escalante-Gradillas Best in Education Prize and the Region 19 Superintendent of the Year Award. The SISD Board of Trustees was named as a finalist and twice as a semi-finalist in the HEB Excellence in Education Awards. They were also recognized as a Texas Honor Board and twice as a Region 19 Board of the Year.

    SISD is dedicated to offering endless opportunities in all 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.

    Vision

    Tomorrow’s Leaders Learning Today

    Mission

    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:

    Direction One

    Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

    Direction Two

    College and Career Readiness

    Direction Three

    Highly Qualified, Effective Faculty and Staff

    Direction Four

    Home, School, Community Partnerships

    Direction Five

    Accountability For ALL

    Academic Achievement: 2018-2019

    District Accountability Rating 90 (A)
    Campuses that Met Standard 47
    Campuses that Did Not Meet Standard 0
    Campus Distinction Designations 163
    District Distinction Designation 1
    Number of graduates in 2019 3,528
    Graduation rate (Class of 2018) 90.4%
    Scholarships and grants earned by graduates (Class of 2019) $59 Million

    Accolades

    A Rated District and TEA Postsecondary Readiness Distinction
    District award

    2020 RYHT Raising Blended Learners Grant Recipient
    District award

    H-E-B Excellence in Education Large District Winner and Finalist
    District award • three years

    H-E-B Excellence in Education Board Award Finalist & Semifinalist
    Board of Trustees • three years

    2018-19 Texas K-12 Tech Savvy Superintendent Award
    Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D.

    2019 National School Public Relations Association Gold Medallion
    Public Relations

    2019 Texas School Public Relations Association Platinum Award
    Public Relations

    2019-20 Lone Star Counselor Award
    14 counseling programs

    2020 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist and 2019 Texas School Counselor of the Year and National Finalist
    Amanda Bustamante
    Paso del Norte School

    2020 Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year and 2020 Texas Teacher of the Year Finalist
    Perla Lozoya
    Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary School

    Region 19 Board of the Year 
    Board of Trustees • two years

    Texas Honor Board
    Board of Trustees

    2018 CAFR Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
    District award

    Superior rating in the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas
    Financial Services

    Texas Association of School Business Officials Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations
    Financial Services • nine years

    Three Transparency Stars Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Financial Services 

    2017, 2018, and 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Award
    Fine Arts

    2017 Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education
    Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D.

    Demographics

    Students

    Students 47,000+
    African American 2.3%
    Hispanic 92.2%
    White 3.8%
    American Indian 0.2%
    Asian 0.6%
    Pacific Islander 0.2%
    Multiethnic 0.8%
    Economically Disadvantaged 73.9%
    English Learners (EL) 23.5%
    Military-connected Students 3,633

    Staff

    Total full-time employees 5,664
    Teachers 2,804
    Professional support 568
    Campus administration 149
    Central administration 43
    Educational aides 439
    Auxiliary staff 1,661

    Schools

    49 Campuses
    6 Comprehensive high schools
    10 Middle schools
    5 PreK-8 schools
    24 Elementary schools
    4 Specialty campuses

    *Data based on district reports and the 2018-2019 Texas Academic Performance Report