Message from the Principal

  • As Principal of the Maxine Silva Health Magnet High School, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you.

    Diverse, dynamic and exciting best describes our three-time National Blue Ribbon Award winning campus. Our faculty, staff and students are second to none and Silva is the cornerstone of academic achievement in the El Paso ISD.

    Silva Magnet has a tremendous history of success and its ability to expose students to a rich, yet diverse introduction to the professional health occupations field makes Silva a school of choice for future health providers. As EPISD’s Health Magnet School, the tradition continues for our students.  

    Students at Silva have extended opportunities for study and performance in music, theater, journalism, athletics and much more. With this combination of coursework, our students receive professional quality experiences and training, while enhancing their opportunities for academic excellence in the field of health professions.

    In addition, we provide an extensive offering of AP and dual credit courses for our students and our staff is focused on student success with a wide variety of interventions to support students' needs.


Grace Garcia-Runkles Interim Principal