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El Paso, TX
Students enrolled: 613

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121 Val Verde Street
El Paso, TX 79905

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(915) 496-8010
(915) 533-3695
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April 29, 2015
My experience with some of the educators at Silva Magnet has been extremely unpleasant. They lack morals and values in the classrooms by permitting students to harass other students, letting them use their iPhone devices as long as they keep quiet and bullying students with intimidation and demeaning comments. Teachers need to be educated on how to be a good role model and not a popular peer to their students.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2014
Coming from a very small private school, we took a leap of faith by enrolling our child in Silva. She is taking all pre-AP classes and feels that it is not hard to maintain a 95 average. The medical field approach is great and will give her a certain advantage for the future. We love that about half of her teachers are very motivating and encouraging, as well as very knowledgeable and involved with their students. The other half of the teachers are tired, unmotivated and sometimes even unaware of errors they commit during class...this has been frustrating since we apparently couldn't move her out of those classes to take one with a more "motivated" teacher. The counselor has not returned any messages in 9 months, so my daughter is left with handling things on her own. We would love if the teachers would give more attention to the students that finish an assignment during class time early, instead of just encouraging them to do homework or read...wouldn't it be wonderful if those students could do more work or learn something additional? As parents, we are unsure if the private sector would have been a better choice.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2013
This is a great school. It is small and you truly get to know all of to know all of your teachers and classmates. It specializes in upper level classes (Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit) classes. I am really glad I am attending this school!

- submitted by a community member

May 17, 2013
This school provides a great experience and teaches the students how to challenge themselves. If I had not gone to Silva, I would be like all the friends I left behind: slackers.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2013
This high school is the best place for any young adult who truly wants to make a difference and prepare for college. There is no other experience like Silva and it is hard to believe that such quality education can be offered in a public school. I know that Silva is at the top places academically in the nation and there is evident proof of this. I am a former student, and I have to admit that the reason why I am achieving at college (I made Dean's List my first semester in college) is because Silva prepared me so well. You get to see, create, and experience things no other school offers. Plus the vast majority of student in this school truly care about achieving so you will find people who are just like you. Like I often tell people, at Silva, you are not judged by your looks or how you dress. No, at Silva you are mostly valued by what you have to bring to the table, by how you perform, by your ideas. In this sense, Silva is VERY competitive, but trust me, it prepares you for the "real" world. Plus, you get to meet people of different background since so many people from around the city attend. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member

August 16, 2011
I do have to say I had my son in private school in middle school, when he told me he wanted to go to Sylva I was hesitant but now that he is about to be a junior I love the school as to how it challenges him,plus he is able to play sports at higher level than private schools. He is getting the best of both worlds here.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2011
Misinformation in one review - this is not an IB school. Coronado is the only IB school in the EPISD.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 10, 2010
Very good school. Very competitive. You don't have to be interested in Health Science to go to the school it will prepare you better for college. But a warning is if you want to be happy don't come here even if your a quiet kid your going to get lots of drama.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 26, 2010
I love it! I am currently attending Silva. It's the best high school experience any teen can have. Everyone is so nice and kind. They actually care for you here. I couldn't ask for anything better!

- submitted by a student

November 02, 2009
This school is like a big family it is so welcoming. It has very high standards.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2009
have very high standards and its an exemplary school

- submitted by a student

March 06, 2009
My child just love this school. she tells me every one is so friendly. Great academic.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2009
Of all the area magnet schools Silva excels in ways no others can compare. Not only in academics and the fine arts, the students and staff make the school the unique place it is one that has allowed me as a student to prosper instead of being hindered as could have been the case elsewhere.

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2009
I love it, its a unique high school experience . Everyone is so friendly, there's no stupid high school drama, everyone knows each other its like a little community, I just love it!

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2007
semi-closed campus. Great IB program. Excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2007
I am a former student of Silva Magnet and I believe that the school is a wonderful school. It just needs a better administration. There are several wonderful and great teachers, and unfortunately, due to the downsizing, many of these teachers were lost. As parents, please take into consideration of what the students say, because they are the ones who are dealing with everything everyday. But I still stand and say that Silva is a great school. Its because of it that I'm am excelling pretty well at Texas A&M University.

- submitted by a student

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Silva Health Magnet High School
121 Val Verde Street, El Paso, TX  79905
(915) 496-8010
Last modified Silva Health Magnet High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silva Health Magnet High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top