History of School

  • Canyon Hills has come a long way since being built in 1972. The school was originally designed to hold about 400 students. With the addition of C building, the enrollment capacity increased to 900. We currently have about 400 students. In the beginning, the school was built as a middle school, but that changed when the trend towards junior high schools came into being. Canyon Hills saw some lasting changes in the way of a snack bar and great science lab rooms when 9th grade was brought over. But when the trend changed, as they so often do, 9th grade was moved back to the high schools and Canyon Hills was changed back to a middle school which is how the school is today.

    Students enrolling that first year were given the opportunity to choose the mascot and school colors. They chose the cobra for their mascot and maroon and gold as the colors.

    Some traditions have lasted such as the band, Spanish class, yearbooks, and NJHS. Classes such as softball and gymnastics in PE and speech classes have gone. We currently offer keyboarding, Algebra I, high school PE, and Spanish I and II for high school credit.


  • Principal
    Bertha Martinez


    Principal's Secretary
    Melisa Pineda   

    Assistant Principals
    Ms. Belinda Perez, 6th Grade and 8th Grade (A-L)

    Ms. Rocio Valadez Stevens, 7th Grade and 8th Grade (M-Z)


    Title IX Campus Coordinator
    Ms. Bertha Martinez 

Contact Us

  • Main Line:  (915) 236-6450
    Fax Number:  (915)  757-8067
    Student Records:   (915) 236-6450


    Attendance Clerk (Brenda Cano)  (915) 236-6453

    PEIMS Clerk (Irene Gonzalez)   (915) 236-6450 

    Registrar/Registration:  (Mireya Ibarra) (915) 236-6450

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  • Canyon Hills Middle School

  • School Info

    Address:  8930 Eclipse Street

    El Paso, TX., 79904

    Grades:  6th - 8th

    Mascot:  Cobras

    School Colors:  Maroon, Gold, and White