What we do

  • A community school is a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its main focus is on academics, health and social services, youth, and community development. Community engagement improves student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.

    EPISD Community School

    The EPISD Community Schools Program seeks to develop high-functioning community schools at the following El Paso ISD campuses:

    • Bowie High School
    • Guillen Middle School
    • Aoy Elementary School
    • Douglass Elementary School
    • Hart Elementary Schools
    • Jefferson High School
    • Dr. Josefina Villamil Tinajero PK-8 School
    • Cooley Elementary School
    • Zavala Elementary School

    These schools are located in the Segundo Barrio and Chamizal neighborhoods, which have some of the highest indicators of social need in the city.

    Elements of a community school

    • A welcoming and approachable campus serving as a community hub
    • Engaging high-quality and enriching academic programs at all Community School campuses
    • College, career, and service focus
    • Shared planning by students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members
    • Community partnerships that support the needs of the school
    • Coordinated social support for families and students
    • Expanded learning opportunities like after-school and summer programs
    • Strong early childhood programs

    EPISD Community School Projects

    • Community resource fairs
    • Food pantries
    • After-school and enrichment programs
    • Adult education classes
    • Health and Wellness resources for students, teachers, parents, and community members
    • Community gardens

Contact Us

  • Community Schools
    Simon Chandler
    Community Schools Coordinator
    Tel: 915-613-7756