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    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.

    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: 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

    Highlights

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

    2017 Best Communities for Music Education Award
    Fine Arts

    2017 Consortium for School Networking Team Achievement Award
    Technology Services

    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

    Demographics

    Students

    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%

    Staff

    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

    Schools

    48 campuses
    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