About Us


              Silva is a county-wide magnet school whose students are selected through an application process. It is a diverse population as they are from different socio-economic, educational and cultural backgrounds. The Hispanic population is 87%; Anglo is 7%; Asian is 4% and Black is 2% with 60% on free or reduced lunch. Silva has a 100% graduation rate. Approximately 90% of the senior class attends a four-year institution and 80% a two-year college. Surveys of students indicate that 85% of the students attend the college of their choice. Information from Texas colleges shows that 50% of Silva graduates pursue a degree in Health Science, Biology or Chemistry.
              Established in 1994, Silva has consistently ranked academically at or near the top in various categories in receiving awards recognizing its outstanding academic successes among El Paso private and public schools.  The Texas Education Agency has ranked Silva as a high performing school with a seven star distinction designation this year. The Children at Risk high school study rated Silva Health Magnet #10 out of 1193 Texas high schools  and ranked it as THE best high school in El Paso County and the only high school in the area to receive an "A" score in 2014.

US News and World Report Best High Schools Silver Medalist Award 2015
Silva was ranked 18th out of 1706 high schools in Texas by SchoolDigger.com
U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award recipient in 2003 and 2011
Texas Education Agency EXEMPLARY SCHOOL for over 5 years 
Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll for over 8 years
Texas Monthly Five Star Rating

               We are a team of learners and staff seeking to receive and provide a high quality 21st century, university preparatory education. Focused on helping learners explore and prepare for high demand careers in the field of medicine. Our proximity to University Medical Center, Paul Foster School of Medicine and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center affords students opportunities for learning about various health care fields. Silva Health Magnet High School is where futures begin!