Dear El Paso Community:
The Ysleta Independent School District is one of the finest educational institutions in the city of El Paso, with origins dating back to the early 1900s. With a focus on quality and engaging instruction, YISD is a consistent leader in student achievement and employee satisfaction. It is the third largest school district in the city with more than 43,000 students, and 8,000 part-time and full-time employees at our 63 campuses and Central Office.
YISD has a long tradition of excellence. It was the first urban school district in the state to be "Recognized" for academic performance by the Texas Education Agency. It was also a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize in 2010 and 2011, making YISD one of the top urban school districts in the United States. In 2013, all of our schools met the state’s academic standards, while two-thirds received special distinctions in at least one of three categories: language arts, mathematics, or overall student improvement.
Our focus on high-quality programs for students, parents and employees ensures success from every aspect of the district. We have dual-language programs at more than half of our schools, which help fulfill our goal of graduating students who are fluent in two or more languages. In addition, we create tailor-made programs and systems designed to meet the needs of our students, including a new academic curriculum that was launched in classrooms in the 2013-14 school year.
YISD is an excellent place for students to learn, families to grow, and employees to prosper. We are incredibly proud of the immense talent and knowledge base of our staff, faculty and administrators, as well as their ongoing efforts to improve the educational experience of all of our students. We will continue our vision of excellence to ensure our students develop into successful and productive citizens in our community, and we thank you for your support.