Socorro Independent School District, Texas

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Socorro Independent School District is a school district in Texas. In the 2011-2012 school year, it was the 24th-largest school district in Texas, serving 43,672 students.[1]

About the district

Socorro Independent School District is located in El Paso County, Texas
Socorro Independent School District is located in El Paso County, Texas. The county seat of El Paso County is El Paso. The county was home to an estimated 827,718 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


El Paso County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2013, 20.7 percent of El Paso County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.7 percent statewide. El Paso County had a median income of $40,157 compared to $51,900 for Texas as a whole. The poverty rate for El Paso County was 23.3 percent in comparison to whole state at 17.6 percent.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race El Paso County (%) Texas (%)
White 92.2 80.3
Black or African American 4.0 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.0
Asian 1.3 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 81.1 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
El Paso County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 112,952 57,150
2008 122,021 61,783
2004 95,142 73,261
2000 83,848 57,574

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


The table below displays the budget for Socorro Independent School District:[5]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $218,379,243 56.9% $59,818,322 15.6% $57,191,481 14.9% $46,115,000 12% $2,483,697 0.6% $383,987,743
2014-2015 $247,572,355 76.4% $22,628,488 7% $23,731,393 7.3% $556,211 0.2% $29,564,532 9.1% $324,052,979
Averages: $232,975,799 66% $41,223,405 12% $40,461,437 11% $23,335,605.5 7% $16,024,114.5 5% $354,020,361

See also