School Details

Canyon Hills Middle School

8930 Eclipse St, El Paso, TX 79904
(915) 231-2240
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 869 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
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63%
66%
71%

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71%
71%
77%
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74%
71%
71%
71%
77%
63%
61%
70%

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  • Texas state average

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78%
79%
84%
83%
76%
77%
78%
79%
84%
52%
70%
75%
33%
56%
63%

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  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
82%
78%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • El Paso Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Canyon Hills Middle School is a public middle school in El Paso. The principal of Canyon Hills Middle School is Ms Deborah L Lunow, whose e-mail is canyonhills@episd.org. 869 students attend Canyon Hills Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Canyon Hills Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 869 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 79% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Canyon Hills Middle School is 15:1. Trinity Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 81%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 68%
Limited English proficiency 19% 29%
Economically disadvantaged 76% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I'll say that Canyon is one of the best schools not because I went there but because teachers their really care for you and your grades. They focus on the student in how he/she do in the class and try their best in a way to help them. I used to have low grades in my class but when I went to Canyon Hills the teachers helped me a lot of the times. Then seventh grade came and I was then able to be in G.T. and started to participate in programs that had me representing the school. A student like me started off in a very low level then with the help of the teachers helped me to start high school with pre-AP classes of biology geometry english and world geography. So I shouldn't say that Canyon is a horrible school but an outstanding one where you can achieve greater things that you didn't think yoou could.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a whole EPISD doesn't value parental input. Although my child is a 7th grader I'm ultimately responsible for his education. If I ask the teachers for a lesson plan or hw assignment in advanced or a simple e-mail/telephone call they all make it awfully difficult if not impossible. It's ridiculous that simple tasks as communication is an issue. The teachers expect parents to be poor uneducated and ignorant. I think it's a poor excuse of an american education system.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's okay. There's a lot of fights and things like that but the education in great; the teachers are excellent in what they teach.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is the best! my education has gotten so much better since i have attended this campus! the teachers are so cool!

  • (6 years ago)

    I cant believe what you guys say about this school lets look at the positive sides 8th graders got the highest score in Math and Science test in the whole district the 7th graders did average and the 6th graders were close to average. This school is not that bad if you really know whats going on

  • (6 years ago)

    yes this school is very awesome. they were recognized last school year and have improved. the priniciple believes that if you can believe you can achieve. it is shown in the math club which is ranked 5th in the state of texas the volleyball team which is doing very good and the excellent GT program.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've had two children attend Canyon HIlls (and I have also subbed) and I think the discipline is really weak. I think they put so much negative energy in running this school and have forgotten to inspire and build up their students.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are apethetic. The kid's test scores are horrible. Hopefully the new principal will help.

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Overall score

(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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