For Gonzalo Espinoza, it all started when he wanted to start boxing. What he discovered instead was his love of running.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre has won a 2022 Difference Maker award, a nationwide recognition of his bold leadership and the significant difference he’s made at the YISD throughout his eight-year tenure.
Points of Pride
East Point Elementary School
East Point Elementary School is one of 55 campuses in Ysleta Independent School District. East Point Elementary opened its doors in 1966 and serves Pre-K to 6th Grade students.
We, the Spartan Community, commit ourselves to create an engaging 21st Century learning community. We will implement and utilize best practices in and out of the classroom while collaboratively creating leaders in a safe environment for all students.
VEX Robotics State Champions
East Point's Robotics Team won 2 awards at the VEX State Robotics Competition held at UTEP on March 7, 2020. East Point won 1st place for the Robotics Skills competition by achieving a combined score of 150 pts during the autonomous and driving skills competition. This score is the highest throughout the season among all elementary schools in Texas Region 1! They also received the Design Award for best Interview, Engineering Notebook, and Robot Design. These two awards provided East Point's robotic team with 2 tickets to the VEX World's Competition held in Louisville, KY. East Point received 2 out of the 6 tickets given out. East Point's Robotics Team was so thrilled to make history as one of the first elementary teams to ever make it to the VEX Worlds competition. Unfortunately, the VEX Worlds competition was canceled due to concern over the coronavirus outbreak.
East Point's Robotics Team is ranked:
#1 in El Paso (Region 1)
#13 in Texas
#90 in the United States
#131 in the WORLD!
East Point Elementary Clubs
Student Council Robotic's Club Bluebonnet Reading Club eSports Club
Parental Engagement Nights Offered Throughout the Year
At East Point Elementary, we offer many Parental Engagement Nights throughout the year. Further, this year we will have a few Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) Nights throughout the year as well. APPT nights are parent engagement nights that create a team with the parent and teacher. Data is shown to the parents and goals are created. Finally, activities are made to meet those goals and are given to the parents.
Other parental engagement nights that are offered are:
Science Night, Sweetheart Dance, Numbers and Nachos Night, Read Across America Night, EngageMe Showcase Night.