Chapin High School

7000 Dyer Street, El Paso, TX 79904
(915) 832-6730

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1864 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • El Paso Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • El Paso Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chapin High School is a public high school in Fort Bliss. The principal of Chapin High School is CARLA GONZALES, whose e-mail is 1,864 students attend Chapin High School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Chapin High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 1,864 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 56% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chapin High School is 15:1. Transmountain Early College High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 69% 83%
Multiracial 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1.0%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 70%
Limited English proficiency 6% 24%
Economically disadvantaged 53% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I hope more military parents share their experiences with Chapin HS good and bad! Changes need to be made with current policies.

  • (1 year ago)

    CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL is the BEST in the EPISD and NE El Paso!!! The school supports the military kids and is very much involved in the kids education. They offer a great magnet program and the teachers do care about their education!!! GO HUSKIES!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is Austin High School! We have got the best principal ever Dr. Tanner i will now be a sophmore and i think austin is the best recognized school we have a great student body and an Excellent staff! Class of 2016

  • (5 years ago)

    Ive been a huskie since my sophomore year and will be graduating from chapin this year. ive been to many schools considering my parents are in the military and chapin is by far the best school academically that ive attended. teachers administration and students are amazing. chapin has amazing school spirit and almost every student is involved in extracurricular activites. amazing school! GO HUSKIES!

  • (5 years ago)

    I been too soooooo many high schools and by far this is the best high school I been at! I highly support this school. The teachers care about their students and the students there are all around nice. They have great spirit and this school gives students a second chance. I never had a problem there. Sadly im moveing (military) and going to a way worse school...if you have a choice go to this school! Huskies!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome. Not just saying this as a student of chapin. The teachers really care and do their best to provide a good education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Chapin High School is a great school.Teachers administration and the students are all great.I remember walking in as a freshmen and man it went by fast.Homcoming is the best Ive ever seen.And there so much spirit and pride.Cheerleaders and other athletics are also great.Football season is the best.I also get challenged in my work making me a better student.Teachers are also a great help.I mean alot of people says Chapin High is a bad school and so on.But so far all Ive seen is something great.Its been awsome at Chapin.And I look forward for the years ahead.GO HUSKIES.

  • (6 years ago)

    Chapin High School was an unforgettable experience for me. I was in the magnet program for my freshman and sophmore years but sadly had to move to Oklahoma. The teachers coaches and students are the best people you will ever meet.

  • (6 years ago)

    Chapin is a great school! i've been supporting this school since 2002. I am sad to say that this is my final year because my youngest child is graduating this year. The one person who said there is nothing but gangs and drugs is obviously from another school in the northeast. There are too many haters because chapin is the best! go huskies!

  • (6 years ago)

    Chapin High is a Wonderful school!! Go Huskies!! The principal is amazing alongside with the administration and teachers . . . they truly care for their students. The school has an excellent magnet program and are known for their accademics and sports. There is alot of parental involvement which is something not seen in many schools these days. Parents are extremely supportive and have become one big family at chapin. Their cheerleading program has also improved substantially and is still in the works. These young ladies are united more than ever regardless of those who say differently!! Parents!! In order for a school to be successful . . . We need to remember that first and foremost our children are a reflection of us then the school. Therefore let's do our job and help our schools be successful. )

  • (6 years ago)

    Chapin High is just amazing having excellent academics as well as athletics. It's a great learning environment and i highly enjoyed my four years as a true blue husky!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is horrible! Nothing but gangs and drugs!

  • (7 years ago)

    My kids attend to Chapin highschool and since then they have been interested and excited about school. This is a beautiful safe and great school for any student to attend. Two thumbs up for this highschool

  • (7 years ago)

    I am attending Chapin this year as a senior. the past three years at Chapin High were one of the greatest years i could possibly have. The academics sports teachers are all extaordinary! I am looking forward to this final year at 'The Dawg Pound!' Ch Ch Ch CHAPIN! YOU KNOW!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My kids love Chapin and so do we- it is challenging and has something for everyone. The teachers bend over backwards to help the freshmen who unfortunely all too often are coming from middle schools with low standards. Our oldest is autistic and totally loves Chapin.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am attending chapin this year i am a junior and unfortunattly it wasn't what i had expected. The princaple is amazing and so are the teachers. But They are very unorganized and it gets very fustrating at times and the students are way too focused on football yes its great that we have a wonderful team but academics are very important as well.=/.

  • (8 years ago)

    ESOL students are not adequately supported. Administration needs to stop focusing so much on football and basketball and look into everyone's academic success.

  • (8 years ago)

    My family moved to Northeast 6 months ago from the Lower Valley. We moved because my son wanted to attend Chapin HS. We heard about Chapin's excellence in academics and sports. My son was attending Del Valle HS. He has been an excellent student and a varsity football player. We found out that Chapin was academically more advanced in some areas so my son had to study harder to continue in advance classes. He is very happy at Chapin and had made good friends at school. One thing I can not get used to is the fact that I receive Chapin information over the phone instead in writing; other thing is that I have not seen group of parents involved in sports. At Del Valle HS parents were very active with their children in sports. As newcomers I can not rate the school yet. So far we like it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Discipline is hard to enforce specially in high school never the less Chapin has tried to set high standard for the students. Chapin might not be the best school but definitely is one of the best I seen here in El Paso. My two kids are huskies by heart so that tells me Chapin is doing something right. I always believe our kids in many cases represent our administrator leaders and I see very fine Chapin students when I do my rounds at school. Let's not forget Chapin it's a magnet school and achieves for excellence. My kids understand Chapin is not an ordinary high school therefore working hard to exceed Chapin standards is very gratifying. A Proud Parent

  • (8 years ago)

    My oldest is a Senior at Chapin and has gone there all 4 years in the Magnet program. We have been VERY pleased with the school as well as the Magnet program. My younger son is a sophomore and loves Chapin. My husband is in the military and the entire reason we've chosen to try and stay here for a few more years is solely because of Chapin and the positive influence we feel it has had on our children. I feel the leadership at Chapin is excellent and all teachers and other staff members have the students best interest in mind.

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