Our School

  • Located in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains on the Westside of El Paso, Franklin High School opened its doors for the first time in the Fall of 1993 with approximately 900 freshmen. The school was temporarily housed at Hornedo Middle School for one year until the completion of the Franklin High School facility in the fall of 1994. Each year another grade level was added until the school had its first senior class in the 1996-1997 school year. 

    The highest award in the State for school architecture, the Caudill Award for Design Excellence, was presented to Franklin's architects, Stanley and PSA and Joint Venture Architecture of El Paso, for their design of Franklin High School.Included in the 300,000 square foot facility are 14 science labs, 8 computer labs, 3 gymnasiums, a separate fine arts building with theater,and a state-of-the-art library. The campus has a football field with a track, baseball and soccer fields, tennis and handball courts, and an outdoor basketball arena. Due to the rapid growth and expansion of the Westside, the Franklin campus also includes 18 portable classrooms.


  • Administration

    Shawn Mena

    Assistant Principals
    Lisa Thompson
    Laron Sharp, Magnet Campus, Discipline (Students in New Tech), 915-236-2401
    Gabriela Marquez, Magnet Campus, Discipline (Students in STEAM), 915-236-2402
    Laura Carrera, Main Campus, Discipline (Students A-GAL), 915-236-2220

    Yong S. Vega, Main Campus, Discipline (Students Gam-Martinez, C.), 915-236-2207
    Carol A. Mendoza, Main Campus, Discipline (Students Martinez, D.-Rod), 915-236-2219
    Alex Seufert, Main Campus, Discipline (Students Roe-Z), 915-236-2208

    Important Numbers
    Main Line 915-236-2200
    Principal's Secretary 915-236-2205
    PEIMS Office 915-236-2227
    Registrar Office 915-236-2203

Shawn Mena Principal

  • School Info


    900 Resler Dr. 
    El Paso, TX  79912

    10th-12th Grade


    School Colors
    Purple & Black