EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Socorro Independent School District student population topped 47,000 on March 28. The district reached the new milestone when third-grader Jesus A. Rodriguez enrolled at Robert R. Rojas Elementary in the Socorro feeder pattern.
“The way they welcomed my son was definitely a surprise and it made us feel very special,” said Lyzzett Hernandez, Jesus’ mom. “I did my research before enrolling my kids in this school, and everyone said great things about it. As a mom, that is what you want for your child, for them to receive the best education possible.”
Team SISD continues to be a fast-growing school district and has grown by 1,000 students in the last three years, despite more school choices. “Team SISD is certainly a destination district as families are choosing to live in our community, where we proudly provide endless opportunities for our students to be prepared for college, careers, and life,” said Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D. “It is an honor to serve this rapidly expanding side of El Paso, Horizon City and the City of Socorro. We remain committed to giving our students and their families the best experience in their educational journey.”
Rojas administrators welcomed Rodriguez, his mom, and sisters and presented them with school spirit gifts to commemorate the special occasion. Socorro High School students and staff made a special trip to the school to welcome the new family. The drumline played for the future Bulldogs, while cheerleaders, flag team and Missionettes cheered and chanted, holding posters that read, “Welcome to Team SISD.”
Rojas Principal Jaqueline Salas is excited about welcoming new students to her school and making history in SISD. She also said her school takes pride in reassuring students of their value on a daily basis.
“We strive to make our students feel special every day,” Salas said. “Our school is a safe place for our students to learn and grow. We can’t wait for them to take advantage of all the programs in our school and district.”
In terms of how Socorro ISD ranks with other El Paso area school districts, EPISD has more than 57,000 enrolled at 89 campuses, YISD has 42,000 enrolled at its 61 campuses and Clint ISD has more than 11,000 at its 14 schools.