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 37,000 students, and 5,800 full-time employees at our 55 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 in every aspect of the district. Ysleta ISD has launched several initiatives designed to give students a competitive edge upon graduating from high school. The district now offers five Early College High Schools, as well as college- and career-preparation courses at all of its high schools that include dual-credit, OnRamps courses, and industry certifications. We offer five international schools that provide core instruction in global academic subjects while teaching fluency in languages other than English (Russian, French, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, and German). Our district offers Universal Pre-K For All at its two pre-K centers and select elementary schools, as well as preschool opportunities for 3-year-olds. Ysleta ISD also made history in 2016 when it opened the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, El Paso’s first-ever single-gender, college-preparatory public school for girls in grades 6-12,
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 are the home to five state athletic championships, seven state teachers of the year, several National Blue Ribbon Schools and are ranked the best school district in the El Paso area by Niche, a leading platform connecting students and families. 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.