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About This School

Canutillo High School is a public high school in El Paso. The principal of Canutillo High School is Mr James Fry. 1,572 children attend Canutillo High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 15% of the Canutillo High School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 1,572 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Canutillo High School is 16:1. Northwest Early College High School (NECHS) is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 94%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0.1% %
Multiracial 0.06% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 79%
Limited English proficiency 15% 34%
Economically disadvantaged 68% 78%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a native El Pasoan who came in from Germany as a soldier. My children began attendig schools in the CISD back in 2004. My experiences with the district teachers and principles has been amazing. I have truly enjoyed the experience with Canutillo High School. I have had one daughter graduate and the my other daughter is a Sophmore. My daughters have loved this school and the educators. The leadership in Mr. Fry has been superb. Mr. Fry is one who believes in the students and their future. He is truly a dedicated professional. I am very grateful for the relationship with Mr. Fru. We havesolved minor issiues to major issues to ensure the student is always taken care of. I have come to love the Canutillo district. It reminds me of a close knit family. It has a military feel to it. Again I would reccomend this school to any newcomer to El Paso. I reccomend this school toall my firends. I believe this school and district can compete with any of the top schools and districts in El Paso. I believe with the right mix and more parental incolvement we will continue to grow and excel. I will continue to support CHS long after my children graduate.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to the CISD when my son was set to begin his Freshman year. As an honor student no question I had apprehension about my son's transition to this new school. My concerns were whether the school would provide the same level of academic rigor that we had been used to. My son is now completing his Junior year and the experience has been positive. My son sits in the top 4% of his class and is an avid athlete. He is in all AP and dual-credit courses. He has flourished at Canutillo High School. The school culture and environment are open and positive. The teachers staff and especially its principal-- Mr. Fry-- have an open-door policy when students have an issue or concern they are dealing with. Unlike the other El Paso Westside high schools which are busting at the seams with nearly 3 000 students Canutillo High is smaller and gives new students an opportunity to thrive and not get lost in the shuffle. CHS is the little jewel in West El Paso. It's only a matter of time before Westside parents realize what a great school it is and start transferring their kids out of Franklin and Coronado. Plus the facility beautiful!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has made dramatic improvents in the past 5-6 years since moving to their new beautiful school. Their athletic teams are constantly atop the league and have numerous district and bi-district championships. Also they have added a lot of AP and Dual Credit courses to increase student learning there.

  • (5 years ago)

    canutillo has great acedemic achievements. for parents you are looking for a good school for their child should consider canutillo. parent are involved with a lot of the things that go on and the teachers are concentrated on helping the students with the learning that they dont understand.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a three year grad at this High School. I just graduated in June 2006. I enjoyed attending this school however I think academically teachers are not doing enough. Now that I'm attending college I realize how much I could of learned in high school and been ahead in college if teachers concerntrated more on teaching rather than students behavior. They are too leaniant. Set the rules and have no mercey. That is the only way the school will get better. Besides that everything else is great! I played soccer and had so much fun.

  • (5 years ago)

    Canutillo High School provides students with a high quality education. It has been my experience that the staff at the high school encourages students to expand they're knowledge and imagination. Students are taught the basics as well as to think for themselves and to be inquisitive.

  • (8 years ago)

    This high school is a very great school. Not only do they have extra curriculars they even have this program called AVID. I'm a parent of a daughter who goes here and its a great school because there is alot of parent involvement. Plus they are going to move to the new school this January 2006.

  • (11 years ago)

    well i think that its alot better than it was when i was there

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