About Canutillo ISD!
A Rapidly Growing, Innovative and Progressive School District in Northwest El Paso County.
Canutillo Independent School District's boundaries encompass fertile farm lands, sprawling desert plains, and five small communities with a total population of about 15,000 residents. The growing rural communities of Canutillo, Vinton, Westway, Borderland, and Montoya are part of El Paso County and located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains along the Rio Grande between El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The first Canutillo School, named Lone Star Primary School, was built in 1911 as part of the El Paso County school system. The school served grades first through eighth. Ninth through twelfth grade students attended El Paso High School, about 30 miles away.
In 1959, Canutillo residents voted to incorporate the Canutillo Independent School District and graduated its first senior class in 1963.
Today, Canutillo ISD maintains five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, an early college high school, and an alternative education program. It served about 5,600 students during the 2007-2008 school year.
CISD's regular instructional curriculum emphasizes preparing students with the basic skills needed to succeed in the twenty-first century and is enhanced with numerous programs under the auspices of six Divisions including School Improvement, School Resources, Student Support, Human Resources, Business Services and, Facilities & Transportation.
With an annual budget of over $45 million, CISD is the largest employer in the community. It employs 410 teachers and 85 educational aides, 275 auxiliary personnel, 18 campus and 11 central office administrators, and 67 professional support staff.