Award Year: 2021

Clendenin Elementary School

2701 Harrison Avenue
El Paso, TX, 79930-2402

(915) 236-5300

Ms Martha Martinez, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

El Paso Independent School District

School Website


Clendenin Elementary empowers and prepares students for higher learning while striving to promote a safe, positive, and engaging environment that addresses the needs of all learners through explicit instruction.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 3%
  • Hispanic: 90%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Clendenin Blue Ribbon Picture

Clendenin Blue Ribbon Picture

Clendenin Elementary is one of 57 elementary schools in the El Paso Independent School District and is located in the most western part of Texas. Clendenin is in central El Paso, eleven miles from New Mexico and five miles from the Mexican border. This distinctive geographical location promotes a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive school environment. Critical to the success of Clendenin has been the emphasis placed on providing explicit and systematic instructional practices that promote multicultural awareness and acceptance. Every employee proudly takes ownership of the educational, social, and emotional development of the students.

At Clendenin Elementary, we value the development of the whole child; we recognize the importance of developing social-emotional skills along with academic growth. An essential component of our Response to Intervention process is the active participation of the school counselor, the resource specialist, and the school's social worker. Parent involvement has also been essential to the school's success. This strong partnership has positively impacted the students' overall academic growth. This holistic mindset has had the greatest effect on the success of the campus.

Learning is not limited to the classroom setting. Clendenin's three core values: respect, responsibility, and safety are taught and reinforced in every area of the campus and by all staff members. Students learn that success comes in different shapes and sizes, and it is never to be measured by one uniform standard. Our children learn to love and accept others, but most importantly, they learn to love and accept themselves.