Alta Vista's History
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 the
need for a new school because 243 school-age children lived beyond the
Bassett Addition in what was then East El Paso. Construction began on
the 11-room building on April 5, 1912. The initial cost of the building
was $21,600. On the first day of school, September 5, 1912, there were 148 students in
grades low and high first, second and third grades.
The school has since grown to 412 students; and the building has seen
classroom additions and remodeling throughout the year. It now has 34
We will strive in becoming partners in possibilities by ensuring the
quality living skills, developing and fostering self-esteem, increasing
student skills mastery, and involving parents in creating an atmosphere
conducive to academic achievement.
Our goal is to continue being a school of excellence.