Our school was named for Mayor Charles Robert Morehead. The former mayor came to El Paso in the 1880s to seek out mining opportunities, other ventures included the establishment of the State National Bank in El Paso. Morehead was instrumental in increasing water supply quality for the region and in promoting Fort Bliss as a means of economic development. Morehead was also a former Chair of the El Paso School Board.
Morehead School started in the El Paso Public Schools in 1916. Morehead Intermediate School, our current site, was constructed in 1965. Morehead has been an elementary school, a junior high school, and became a middle school in 1993. Most recently, Morehead became one of only two middle schools in El Paso to offer the IB Middle Years Programme in 2018.
Morehead Middle School is the home of the Raiders, where students quickly learn the school motto: "Raiders are Responsible, Respectful, Ready, and Proud." Walk the halls and say to any student, "We are...", and they will reply with a resounding, "Morehead!" The staff at Morehead encourages students to work together toward common goals and provides a safe environment for children to learn and grow.
The school is located on the western slopes of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso's Mesa Hills neighborhood and overlooks the Rio Grande Pass and Mount Cristo Rey. Morehead Middle School is a staple among El Paso's west side community, and is proud to have served its families for over 100 years.
First in the West; Best in the West!
Morehead Contact Information:
Main: (915) 236-3500
Fax: (915) 587-5355
Cafeteria: (915) 584-4261
Morehead Middle School
an IB World School
Dr. Armando Gallegos
5625 Confetti Drive El Paso, TX 79912
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