School typePublic high school PrincipalTeresa Clapsaddle Campus typeSuburban MascotEl Dorado ColorOrange and White Student to teacher ratio16.1
Established1964 Enrollment1,909 (as of 2011-12) Websitechs.canutillo-isd.org Founded1964 Lowest gradeNinth grade
DistrictCanutillo Independent School District
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Canutillo High School is a public high school in Canutillo, Texas on 6675 South Desert Boulevard. It is part of the Canutillo Independent School District. This is the second campus that has been Canutillo High School. The original high school was built in the early 1960s. In the early first decade of the 21st century overcrowding was an issue at the aging facility. In 2003 a bond was passed to build the new High school along Interstate 10 next to the campus of the El Paso Community College. In 2006 the new high school opened its doors to the Borderland community.
The school mascot is an eagle. The school colors are the same as the University of Texas at El Paso (orange, blue and white). When the school opened originally, the University donated jerseys.
Basketball and football
2008-09 season Canutillo finished with a 26-5 overall record 16-0 in district under coach David Ortega. They won the 2-4a district and won the bi district that same year. In 2014 Canutillo defeated Bowie 45-44 in a nail biting finish free throws by Marc Gonzalez to advance to the area round against Wolfforth Frenship but lost a heartbreaking game 46-43. In 2015 Canutillo earned second place in their new District 1-5A and defeated Eastlake 68-59 in the bi district round of the UIL State Basketball Playoffs and won their very first Area Championship defeating Canyon 47-36 in Seminole, Texas but lost a heartbreaking game in the third round losing to Amarillo Palo Duro 69-65. Marc Gonzalez is now playing college basketball at Tohono O'Odham Community College where he has averaged 290 points per game. In 2013 the Canutillo Eagles football team defeated El Paso High 45-7 to win the bi district championship and advance to the area round in which they defeated Canyon Randall 28-21 eventually falling to Wichita Falls Rider 19-10 in the regional semifinals. In 2014 the Canutillo Eagles football team became the first ever El Paso team to advance past the third round of the UIL State Football Playoffs. The Eagles went perfect in District 1-5A and defeated Ysleta 63-28 in the bi district round and defeated Lake View 27-10 in the area round. The Canutillo Eagles were faced with a tough matchup against the Azle Hornets in which the Eagles came out victorious over Azle with a 17-10 victory in Midland becoming the first El Paso area football team to advance past the third round of the playoffs. Canutillo defeated Everman 17-14 in the UIL Regional Finals before losing a heartbreaking game to Ennis 41-13 in Lubbock, Texas in the UIL State Semifinals.