• About Us

    SISD seniors in graduation gowns celebrating graduation, #TeamSISD Seize Your Opportunity

    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. 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

    District Performance Rating

    SISD’s District Performance Rating for 2020 and 2021 is Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.*

    *The TEA has not issued accountability ratings for school districts in Texas for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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
    *Based on 2019 data due to no 2020 TEA accountability ratings because of COVID-19

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    Number of graduates in 2020 3,676
    Graduation rate (Class of 2019) 91.7%
    Scholarships and grants earned by graduates (Class of 2020) $59.8 Million

    Accolades

    A Rated District and TEA Postsecondary Readiness Distinction 
    District award 

    2021 Best Communities for Music Education Award
    Fine Arts • five consecutive years 

    2020 National Public Relations Association Golden Achievement Awards 
    Public Relations 

    2019 National School Public Relations Association Gold Medallion 
    Public Relations 

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

    2020 CAFR Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting 
    District award • four consecutive years 

    2020 RYHT Raising Blended Learners Grant Recipient 
    District Award 

    2020-21 Lone Star Counselor Award 
    9 Counseling Programs 

    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 

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

    2021 Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year 
    Pedro Gurrola 
    Vista del Sol 

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

    Texas Honor Board 
    Board of Trustees 

    Three Transparency Stars Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts 
    Financial Services 

    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 • 10 years 

    2019 Texas School Public Relations Association Platinum Award 
    Public Relations 

    Demographics

    Students

    Students 47,629
    African American 2.4%
    Hispanic 92%
    White 3.8%
    American Indian 0.2%
    Asian 0.6%
    Pacific Islander 0.2%
    Multiethnic 0.8%
    Economically Disadvantaged 73.5%
    English Learners (EL) 25%
    Military-connected Students 7.9%

    Staff

    Total full-time employees 5,640
    Teachers 2,835
    Professional support 620
    Campus administration 155
    Central administration 41
    Educational aides 455
    Auxiliary staff 1,534

    Schools

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