Alta Vista is one of the District's oldest elementary school campuses. Historical reports show that the school was constructed after a committee of citizens reported to El Paso Public Schools officials for the need of a new school because 243 school-aged children lived beyond the Bassett addition in what was then East El Paso.
Construction began on the 11-room building on April 5, 1912. On the first day of school, September 5, 1912, there were 148 students in grades first, second and third grades. The school has grown and the building has seen classroom additions and remolding throughout the years. It now has 34 classrooms.
Alta Vista's curriculum is made up of Dual Language, Bilingual and Monolingual classes in technology-equipped classrooms. We offer Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Special Needs, Orchestra, and Music. There are extracurricular activities like student council and music club. Nursing and counseling services are available as well.
Millie Williams, Interim Principal
School Contact Information
Office (915) 236-8000
Fax (915) 566-0971
Cafeteria (915) 230-2160
Alta Vista Elementary School
1000 N. Grama St. El Paso, Texas 79903
Pre-Kinder to 5th grade
Purple and Gold