EPISD Celebrates 14th Completed Campus in Bond Program

The El Paso Independent School District will celebrate the completion of Charles Q. Murphree PK-8 School, the 14th campus in the district’s $668 million bond program, at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. The new campus opened its doors to nearly 900 students in August.  


The school comes together as a consolidation of the former Johnson Elementary School and Morehead Middle School located in west El Paso. The $36.3 million campus consists of the latest in education technology and learning spaces, a new gymnasium with a weight room, a new library, a new fine arts wing and new ample student drop-off zones. The remodeled portion of the former elementary now has modernized classrooms, student collaboration spaces, modernized life skills classrooms, a multipurpose room, a computer lab, and an elementary music room.   


Charles Q. Murphree, the namesake of the campus, is a veteran educator in the El Paso community. Murphree, who started as a sixth-grade teacher and spent the later part of his career as principal of Coronado High School, will be present for the ceremony.    


“El Paso ISD is excited to be able to celebrate yet another completed campus in this historic bond program,” said Diana Sayavedra, Superintendent of Schools. “Ensuring that students have the right learning facilities in which they stay inspired to learn is critical to their success. Additionally, opening a school after such a well-respected educator such as Mr. Murphree is always a special occasion. It demonstrates that our teachers and administrators are respected and valued.”