El Paso

  • El Paso Independent School District joined as a CASEL partner in July 2016.

    SEL in Action

    SEL implementation began in the EPISD during the 2016-2017 school year. It includes:

    • 7 EPISD Lead Site Schools.
    • Approximately 3,600 (2,598) students have been positively impacted by the SEL implementation.
    • Approximately 400 (389) EPISD staff members are dedicated to the implementation.

    EPISD implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in two cohorts during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years, creating a foundation for positive school climates. The district plans to implement SEL in all schools by 2020.

    Social Emotional Learning Mid-Year (2016-17) Highlights

      • Cohort 1 schools report receiving excellent training during their capacity-building.
      • Four schools in Cohort 1 saw mid-year attendance gains.
      • Four schools in Cohort 1 saw a mid-year reduction in discipline problems.
      • Participation in the National Gallup Poll showed that all Cohort 1 schools rated high on “The adults at my school care about me,” an indication that students are perceiving the changes brought about by social and emotional learning.
      • SEL implementation measures reveal that school staff have observed a strong shift toward SEL integration at their campuses.

  • Profile

    59,424 students

    • 69% low-income
    • 28% English language learners
    • 10.5% with disabilities

    94 schools

In the News

  • SEL In Action

    EPISD teachers stress Social Emotional Learning in their curriculum.
    (Video: Sept 2017)

  • SEL In Action

    Superintendent Juan Cabrera publishes blog on partnering with parents on social-emotional learning in GettingSmart.
    Read the blog.