Located in El Paso, Texas, the El Paso Independent School District is the largest district in the Texas Education Agency's Educational Service Center - Region 19. With nearly 58,000 students in 89 campuses, EPISD also is the 12th largest district in Texas and the 61st largest district in the United States. It also is El Paso's largest employer with nearly 8,000 employees and has an annual operating budget of $483 million. Organized in 1883, EPISD is not only a large district but also one rich in history. In 2008, EPISD celebrated its 125th anniversary.