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El Paso District and Curriculum

El Paso has embraced the Common Core State Standards as the foundation of their curriculum. With these standards in mind, teachers are able to create a curriculum that is both functional and imaginative. Various school activities, including student organizations and sports, also offer kids a chance to continue their learning, growth, and development outside the classroom. Students graduate with a sense of their academic learning being a relevant asset that will be used throughout their lives.

We currently cover the following El Paso-area school district: El Paso Independent School District.

Schools in El Paso include:

Marguerite Lundy Elementary School is located on 36201 High Ridge, El Paso, TX  79912, Marguerite Lundy Elementary school covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 915-774-7750.  Marguerite Lundy Elementary school first opened in 2010 and offer a Spanish-English Dual Language program as well as a Gifted and Talented Program. The mission of the school is to educate children not just academically, but socially, physically, and emotionally too. The school was named after Marguerite J. Lundy who was born in 1906 and went to college in a time when not many women were doing so. She received her undergraduate degree in 1934  and her master’s degree in 1950, later going on to teach in the El Paso Independent School district for 46 years. The school named in her honor is dedicated to teaching and providing student with the education to help them become successful in college and the workplace. Students at Marguerite Lundy Elementary School follow a curriculum that includes the standards set out by the state of Texas in their Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. In grades 3-8, students are required to take the STAAR standardized tests in reading and mathematics. In reading, the tests are focused around having strong reading comprehension skills of literary texts including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. For more information on the English Tutoring we offer, please contact us.

Hornedo Middle School is located on 6101 High Ridge Dr, El Paso, TX 79912, Hornedo Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 915-236-3300.  Hornedo Middle School is named after Dr. Manuel Diaz Hornedo, who was a educator, physician, public health administrator, and cancer researcher. The school was established in 1994 and offer a variety of clubs for students to participate in. One of these clubs is the Hornedo Tech Club, who have won Best in State at the Texas State Technology Student Association Competition multiple times. Like other students in the state of Texas, students at Hornedo Middle School taught a curriculum that follows the standards described by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These standards describe the knowledge and skills student should have by the end of each grade level. They cover various subjects and also include testing in the state’s STAAR tests. Students in grade 6-8 are required to take the STAAR tests in reading and mathematics. Students in grade 7 are required to take writing and in grade 8, students must also take STAAR tests for science and social studies. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring in all these subjects. To find out more, please contact us.

Coronado High School is located on 100 Champions Pl, El Paso, TX 79912, Coronado High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 915-236-2000. Coronado High School is located on the Westside of El Paso. In the 2015-2016 school year, the enrollment was 2689 students. The school was named after Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, travelled through the area that is now El Paso in the 1540s on an expedition to reach the Cities of Cíbola. Coronado High School is well known for its Marching band, which is one of the fourteen high schools to have received the Sudler Flag of Honor for high excellence in concert events, and the Sudler Shield for high excellence inmarching events. Coronado High School offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma for its students. Students who are accepted into the IB program are able to experience an education that is more academically challenging, but helps to prepare them for college. In high school, much of the curriculum is based around obtaining knowledge and then using that knowledge and applying it to real world problem solving situations. To do this, a strong understanding of basic concepts is needed. This is especially true in math, where courses like Algebra I and II build upon each other. For more information on the Mathematics tutoring we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the El Paso District Curriculum

Beginning in kindergarten, the mathematics curriculum shows students how this subject is used in everyday life. In elementary, two of the schools traded measurements and geometric information about a monster of their creation. With these measurements and other information, the schools built the monster. Then they shared it with a web cam to show how close their creation was to the plan. This is an introduction to math that is built on through other activities, such as running an in-class store.

The Science curriculum includes the study of animal and plant life. This includes showing how each item can have an effect on an area. Some of the classrooms study plant life and needs by having the sundew plant in their class. They can then compare it to other carnivorous plants and see how it is different from them. Other classes study animal life by caring for a class pet. These students go on to study the cells that make up each of these living things.

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Keeping Informed: Recent El Paso Educational News

  • Dance Group - The students at El Paso schools have the opportunity to learn how to express themselves through dancing. This group helps students learn how to make movement a part of their lives. Students are encouraged to join the Dance Team where they will take the movements they learned and apply them to a competitive setting. They also take part in community events.
  • JROTC - The JROTC helps prepare students for leadership roles and shows them their responsibilities and privileges of being a United States citizen. The cadets of The El Paso JROTC take part in many community events including the Veterans' Day Parade and the Amigo Air Show. The cadets can also become a part of one of the teams to compete against other schools. The teams that are available are the Rifle Team, Unarmed Drill Team, Armed Drill Team, Orienteering Team, Raider Team, Saber Guard and the Color Guard.
  • Band - El Paso schools offers a band program for the students that have an interest in playing instruments. In high school these students practice in the summer for half-time shows at football games. One of the recent years had them performing to tunes from "Fiddler on the Roof." The band also participates in several parades and contests including a Jazz Band Competition, Concert Band and Marching Band Competitions and individual all-regional and Solo and Ensemble competitions. Each year includes the possibility of advancing to the state level where the competition is against bands throughout the state.

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SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About El Paso, Texas

The city of El Paso is located in the far Western corner of Texas. The city covers an area of 256.3 square miles and is situated on the Rio Grande close to the Mexico-United States border. El Paso is the home to Fortune 500 company Western Refining and the Medical Center of the Americas. The primary university in the city is the University of Texas El Paso. Multiple military facilites can also be found in the city including William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Biggs Army Airfield, and Fort Bliss, which is one of the largest military complexes of the U.S. Army and the largest training area in the United States. In 2010 and 2018, the city received an All-America City award by the National civic league for the work of its communities addressing critical issues and creating stronger connections among residents, businesses and government. The tallest building in El Paso is the Wells Fargo Plaza which is famous for its 13 horizontal lights that span the side of the building. These lights are lit up during holidays and special events, such as during the holiday season when a Christmas tree is displayed.

The economy in El Paso is spread out in a variety of fields, including international trade, military, oil and gas, government services, health care, tourism, and service. Due to its close proximity to Mexico, the city is the second busiest international crossing point in the United States. The city is a popular destination for tourist due to the sunny weather and variety of outdoor activities and cultural experiences to enjoy.

As of 2017, the population of Dallas was 683,57. 27.4% of the population was under 18, 25.5% of the population was between 18-34, 24.5% was 35-54, 10.3% was 55-64 and 12.1% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $43,322 in 2017.

Franklin Mountains State Park

The Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban park in the United States as it lies completely in the state limits of El Paso and contains an area of 24,247 acres. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, mountain climbing and scenic drives. The mountains are likely named after Benjamin Franklin Coons, who has a rancher in the area that is now El Paso. The park is part of the Chihuahuan Desert and is home to a variety of desert wildlife including barrel cactus and yucca. Lucky visitor might even be able to spot some of the park’s wildlife like mule deer, hawks and mountain lions. The park is open year round and includes campgrounds for those wishing to stay overnight.

El Paso Museum of Art

The El Paso Museum of art was established in 1947 and today houses more than 5000 pieces of art. The museum collection includes European Baroque and Renaissance works by Botticelli, van Dyck and more donated by Samuel H. Kress. The museum has also grown to house works by artists from the Southwestern United States and Mexico. The El Paso Museum of Art is home to an art school with four studio classrooms for ceramics, printing making, painting, and a student art gallery. The art school offers classes for both children and adults and focuses on combining art making with learning about the original work displayed in the museum.

El Paso Zoo

For families with children, the El Paso Zoo is a great destination to put on the itinerary! The zoo takes up an area of 35 acres and includes many fun exhibits and attractions for kids and families. The zoo celebrates the value of animals creates opportunities for people to reconnect with nature. Over 200 species are housed at the zoo, such as the Amur Leopard and the Aruba Rattlesnake. The animals at the zoo are divided into three major areas – Animals of Africa, Animals of Asia, and Animals of the Americas. Families can also try some of the zoo’s attractions such as the African Star Train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring. In 2010, a Mexican wolf from the El Paso Zoo was sent to Tenino, Washington, to be bred with a male wolf to help save the species from extinction.

Interesting Facts

  • On the side of Franklin Mountain in El Paso lies a huge man made star that is about 400 feet tall and more than 300 feet wide and made up of more than 400 light bulbs.
  • The Hilton Plaza hotel was the first high rise hotel building to be opened by Conrad Hilton. It was opened in 1930 and today is now the Plaza hotel.
  • El Paso is known as the Sun City as it receives an average of 302 sunny days a year. Before it had its un City nickname however, it was called the “Six Shooter Capital” because of history of cowboys.
  • El Paso is the only major city in Texas to run on Mountain Standard Time.
  • Over 200 species of birds have been spotted at the  El Paso Desert Botanical Gardens, which are also an archaeological site, archaic wetlands, and a botanical garden.

Chalk Talk: Fourth Grade Math

By the fourth grade most students have built a foundation of skills that will be refined in this year. Math is broken down into four areas: Operations and computations, Number sense and patterns, Geometry and measurement, and Data analysis and probability. Expectations in mathematics may vary from state-to-state but overall when students have completed fourth grade they will be able to recognize numbers through the millions. They will also be able to multiply large numbers, compare, add, and subtract equivalent and nonequivalent fraction, and begin developing mental math abilities.