• Administrative team:


    Yeni T. Ontiveros, Principal
    Patricia Flores, Assistant Principal, Title 9 Coordinator & Discipline Admin
    Virginia Veilleux, Counselor
    Aracely Vazquez, Diagnostician
    Kamrin Sierra, SLP
    Carmen Natividad, FCF Social Worker
    Lupe Vigil, Nurse


    Bell Schedule


    First Bell: 8:00
    Tardy Bell: 8:15
    Dismissal: 3:25


    Uniform Policy:


    UNIFORMS 
    ROYAL BLUE, RED, AND/OR WHITE POLO SHIRTS/TSHIRTS 
    PLAIN JEANS AND/OR KHAKI PANTS, SKIRTS, OR SHORTS 
     

Our School

  • Why we were named Archie Duran...

    Arcadio “Archie” Duran, a longtime educator and coach, was considered a hometown hero by former students and co-workers. He is remembered as an advocate for children and a supporter of student athletes.  

    Archie Duran was born in 1968 and grew up in Northeast El Paso, having attended Lee Elementary, Magoffin Middle and Irvin High School. From a young age, Duran excelled as a student and athlete. He lettered in track, football, and soccer at Irvin. His senior year he was named an All-District player in soccer and track. 

    Duran earned a track scholarship for New Mexico State University where he met his wife, Maribel. He eventually graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in history. Maribel and Archie had three children, all of whom attended EPISD schools and developed their father’s sense of community pride and love for sports. 

    Duran was a track and basketball coach at Irvin High School and previously taught and coached at Jefferson/Silva High School. He is widely known as an advocate for any and all students to participate in athletics and is fondly remember for asking his student athletes if they were having fun while participating in sports. 

    “If you are having fun at what you are doing, it isn’t work,” he is remembered as saying. 

    Coach Duran died tragically in 2017 in an accident involving a bus carrying his track team back home from a regional meet in Lubbock. 

Campus
  • Coach Duran

  • Coach Archie Duran Elementary School


  • School Info

     

    Address 

    5249 Bastille Avenue
    El Paso, TX, 79924

    Grades

    Pre-K - 5th Grade

    Mascot

    Comets

    School Colors

    White, Royal Blue and Red