Students enrolled 338
School leader KATHRYN MCMILLAN

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9000 Basil Court
El Paso, TX 79925

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(915) 626-2000
(915) 599-2965
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5 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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March 12, 2014
This school is excellent! The administration, teachers and staff are professional and caring. The school is academically motivated and has zero tolerance for poor behavior. I believe it is one of the best schools in the district without a doubt.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
Cielo Vista Elementary is a great school with excellent teachers. Although I wish I can say that about the principal. She needs to be involved and caring with the students and Hispanic parents. Never have I seen her monitor lunch or call students by their name. Students also need to be issued text books for math, not a recycled paper that looks like a index card. Concerned parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Being a military family, all I could say about Cielo Vista School is its one of the best school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2012
This is one of the best schools in the district. My son began attending this school since last year (Pre-K) in the PPCD program. His teachers' Ms. Chris and Ms. White worked with my son and I am happy to say that he has gone into regular education and started Kindergarten today! I am also very happy that there are many military families in our school. If you are looking into schools to put your children into while you are stationed here in El Paso, this is your school! Military has their own PTA to assist military families. Many activities for all families whether military or not. We are very pleased with the level of professionalism from all the staff as well as the principal Mrs. Mcmillan. I know that my son will be in good hands and will be getting the education that he deserves. Now it's up to us as the parents to do our part! Go Cielo Vista Bobcats!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
My daughter attended Cielo Vista from k-5 and now my son and youngest daughter attend this wonderful school. I can not be more pleased with the education my kids have received here. My son is in the gifted and talented class and absolutely loves it!! The teachers and staff are the best and treat you like family. My daughter is in pre k with Mrs. White and l could not be happier because I know my daughter started in the right footsteps with this wonderful teacher and is prepared for her kinder year. I am saddened that we will not be here next year but I know that my kids have the confidence they need to prepare for another school. Your not just a somebody at this school your family!!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
I pulled my children from this school. They did not accommodate for my autistic child. They treated my kids with disdain when they complained of bullying. In fact they had one of my kids tell the principal what the bullies did to her with the bullies in the same room! There were one or two outstanding teachers, but the rest were unapproachable. I do not recommend this school. They sweep things under the rug to maintain their facade.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
My child started out in special education, though love and patience Chris Lerma, Terry Ramirez and Liz Dorantes-Armindarez turned my child's life around. He is now in the gifted and talented program and straight A honor role. Mrs. Charolette Quintana performs her position as prinicipal seamlessly. She seems to have a relationship wth every single child and parent and I love seeing her interact with the kids. So proud to have little Bobcats. We are consistantly informed of our child's progress concerning academics and behavior. Cristina Diaz is the best school counselor I have met. She considers children's life as a whole, from what adjustments are being made at home as well as in the classroom. CV is the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
This is a very good school in a quiet neighborhood. I think a good school must have a good leader. The principal is strict but friendly. The teachers and staff are very helpful. Lots of parents get involved in school activities. My kids and I love this school. I hope when my kids go to 6th grade, the school would be the same quality with this school. I heard lots of negative things about McArthur Elem. They need to learn from Cielo Vista Elem.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
This school rocks! The Principal is awesome and very personable. She knows the kids by name. After school is out you might catch her out front throwing a football to the kids. The office staff is AMAZING and the ladies in the cafeteria are loving and so kind. The grounds are safe and spotless. This is the best school my children have ever attended! My boys have received excellent instruction, excelled nonstop all year, have lots of friends and are happy. I'm picky with their education and can't afford private school but this is the next best thing and we're all looking forward to another awesome year ! When I drop my boys off and watch them go into Cielo Vista I thank God they are in a safe and clean place where they will be properly cared for and well educated by the best teachers in El Paso. S. Ortiz

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
I had a child attend the Kinder-Collaborative as special needs student. Too bad EPISD does not implement Inclusion like this in their system overall. I have felt that this school must be one of the better schools in EPISD. We have experienced 3 elementary schools and 2 middle schools in EPISD and Cielo Vista is NOT the "norm". It is a school in which to be proud!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2009
As a substitute teacher, Im very impress. The EPISD send me to view one of their teachers and I can say of all my teaching experience in the private sector I was positively impacted, the best teacher I have ever met. Not only did she had control of the classroom, there was peace, every child was involved in their group working for a specific amount of time, rotating and enjoying learning. What a great classroom!

- submitted by a teacher
January 07, 2009
This is certainly one of the best schools in the city. I have been part of this community the past 12 years and all 4 of my children had the opportunity to excell because of the wonderful teachers and administration. This school is small and tucked into a quiet neighborhood and certainly safe and secure. I was very pleased with the education each of my children received during their time there.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
Great school! Good teachers. Very friendly towards students and parents. Lots of involved parents. This is a nice environment for kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
The school is warm and inviting. All the children feel loved and welcomed. The parents have a special bond. A very active PTA and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 14, 2005
The administration is very poor- if your child is special education or is in need of some accomodations, I do not recommend this school. The teachers are excellent. I have to say that they definately try to help as much as they can.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2004
This school is great! They make the kids feel important and involve them and their families a lot. I love this school! We moved so I hope I can still get my younger kids to go their in a few years!

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Cielo Vista Elementary School
9000 Basil Court, El Paso, TX  79925
(915) 626-2000
Last modified Cielo Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cielo Vista Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top