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2017-18 CISD District Facts
Excellence Through Integrity and Innovation

Superintendent's Message

It is with great pride that I speak on behalf of the more than 6,000 students and nearly 900 employees that make up our wonderful school district.  Canutillo is a community filled with history and pride, and as CISD grows we look forward to spreading our traditions to new members of our family.

Canutillo ISD’s humble beginnings and storied growth is proof positive that with perseverance and determination, our students,educators and leaders can accomplish goals that often seem unreachable. 

We are certainly proud of the work the teachers, school leaders and students from our past have done, and we celebrate their victories as our own. It is now time, however, to place a strong emphasis on the future,and find a way to grow in a way that serves the new population moving into our district while still improving the level of service we have provided our traditional Canutillo communities over the last five decades.

I am confident that we will be able to reach our goal of becoming a premier school district in the state of Texas with top-notch graduates who are able to pursue their post-graduation dreams. I am assured by the drive and dedication of our faculty and staff, who have set up a strong set of values based on student achievement, ethics and high expectations. I am also assured by our students who have made a pledge to become productive citizens of our global community by bridging academics with respect for others.

And I am assured by our parents and community members who have never been hesitant in their support of the school district over the years. Please let us know how we may be of service to you and your family.

Dr. Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of CISD Schools

Vision Statement
Canutillo ISD is a premier school district with nationally-ranked, multi-literate graduates ready to excel in college, their careers, their community, and in life.

Mission Statement
To provide high quality educational experiences that will inspire and prepare all students to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective leaders and productive citizens.

Core Beliefs 
Culture of Excellence • Student Centered • High Expectations • Accountability • Transparency 
   1. Provide a safe & secure environment.
   2. Increase student academic achievement.
   3. Enhance student character & drive towards a career/ profession.
   4. Building meaningful parent partnership for their empowerment and engagement in their child’s education.
   5. Convey and share a positive image to all CISD & community stakeholders.

Academic Achievement
 •  Schools that met standard  
 •  Schools not meeting standard  0
 •  Recommended high school program/     
    Distinguished academic achievement 
 •  Graduation rate  90.3%
 •  Scholarship and grant funds awarded  $5,100,000

Student Demographics
 •  White  249
 •  Hispanic  5,824
 •  African American  52
 •  Asian  29
 •  Native American  5
 •  Pacific Islander   1
 •  Multiethnic  29
Number of students   6,219
Student attendance rate  95.73%
English Language Learners
(ELL) students

Percentage receiving free breakfast/lunch            100%

Total Employees
 •  Teachers  403
 •  Professional Support  98
 •  Campus Administration  20
 •  Central Administration   21
 •  Educational Aides  67
 •  Auxiliary Staff   285
 •  Substitute Teachers/Tutors                               236
 Elementary Schools                                6
  • Gonzalo & Sofia Garcia Elementary School
  • Congressman Silvestre & Carolina Reyes Elementary School
  • Canutillo Elementary School
  • Bill Childress Elementary School
  • Deanna Davenport Elementary School
  • Jose H. Damian Elementary School  
Middle Schools                         2
  •   Canutillo Middle School
  •   Jose J. Alderete Middle School  

High Schools        2
  •   Canutillo High School
  •   Northwest Early College High School