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 800 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 considered 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.
Canyon Hills is listed in the top 25% of similar schools in Texas in closing the achievement gap of our students. It has taken time and a lot of hard work. We will continue the work until every student at Canyon Hills is successful in reading, writing and doing math at or above grade level.
Mrs. Ruenna Valdez
Cobra Tech Academy Director
Ms. Rose Rios
A - L
Mr. Michael Coppock
M - Z
Main Line (Reception) 915-236-6450
Principal's Secretary 915-236-6463
School Fax 915-757-8067
Attendance Office 915-236-6453
Registrar Office 915-236-6455
Canyon Hills Middle School
Address: 8930 Eclipse Street
El Paso, TX., 79904
Grades: 6th - 8th
School Colors: Maroon, Gold, and White