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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.


    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:

    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 91.5%
    Scholarships and grants earned by graduates (Class of 2019) $59 Million

    National Accolades

    2018 National Blue Ribbon School
    Mission Early College High School

    2017 and 2018 Best Communities for Music Education Award
    Fine Arts

    2018 National School Counselor of the Year Finalist
    Christina Nuñez
    Paso del Norte School

    2018 School of TechXcellence Award
    School of Advanced Technology Applications (SATA)
    Eastlake High School

    2017 Best in Education Award
    Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D.

    2017 CAFR Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
    District award

    2017 Consortium for School Networking Team Achievement Award
    District award

    State/Region Accolades:

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

    2018 TEA Postsecondary Readiness Distinction
    District award

    2018-19 Lone Star Counselor Award
    14 counseling programs

    2018 Texas School Counselor of the Year Finalist
    Annette Monsivais
    Montwood High School

    2018 Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year
    Eduardo Hinojos
    Americas High School

    2018 Texas National Distinguished Principal
    Jennifer Parker
    Purple Heart Elementary School

    2018 Grace Hopper Award Chief Technology Officer of the Year
    Hector Reyna, Chief Technology Officer

    2018 Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education Teacher of the Year
    Michael Saenz
    Community Education

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

    H-E-B Excellence in Education Board Award Finalist
    Board of Trustees

    H-E-B Excellence in Education Board Award Semifinalist
    Board of Trustees • two years

    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 • eight years



    Students 47,000+
    Minority 96.3%
    Student attendance rate 96.1%
    English Language Learners (ELL) 21.5%
    Students eligible for free or reduced price lunch 71.4%


    Total full-time employees 5,793
    Teachers 2,693
    Professional support 586
    Campus administration 147
    Central administration 25
    Educational aides 486
    Auxiliary staff 1,856


    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 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report