El Paso ISD: More than 48k students return to school Aug. 1

El Paso ISD is excited to welcome back over 48,000 students on August 1.  The district has been working diligently to deliver an elevated student experience in a safe and secure environment.   

“With safety, high-quality learning, and a culture of care and compassion at the forefront, we are ready to serve our students and families. We aim to inspire and empower. Together we will thrive and achieve,”  said Superintendent of Schools Diana Sayavedra.

Part of the excitement at El Paso ISD is the opening of four new bond campuses.

Bobby Joe Hill PK-8, posthumously honors the famed Texas Western College (now UTEP) basketball standout who led the Miners to the 1966 NCCA championship. The Bobby Joe Hill Hawks are part of the Andress High School feeder pattern. Bobby Joe Hill is located at 4860 Tropicana.

Tinajero PK-8, is named after author and educator Josefina Villamil Tinajero. The former Dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso, Tinajero is a prominent educator considered to be a national leader in the promotion of bilingual education. The Tinajero Foxes are part of the Jefferson/Silva feeder pattern. Tinajero is located at 301 Lisbon.

Murphree PK-8, bears the name of legendary EPISD educator and administrator Charles Q. Murphree who dedicated more than 30 years to the children of El Paso — most notably as principal at Coronado High School. Fittingly, the Murphree Firebirds are part of the Coronado feeder pattern. Murphree is located at 499 Cabaret.

Navarrete Middle School, is one of six EPISD campuses built on Fort Bliss property and posthumously honors a World War II veteran who fought under Capt. John L. Chapin. He fought with the legendary U.S. Army’s Company E that was composed chiefly of Mexican-American young men from El Paso and served valiantly during the war. Navarrete Middle School Knights feeds into both the Austin and Chapin feeder patterns. Navarrete is located at 3501 Hayes.

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