Canyon Hills has come a long way since being built in 1972. The
school was originally designed to hold about 400 students. With the
addition of C building, the enrollment capacity increased to 900. We
currently have about 800 students. In the beginning the school was built
as a middle school, but that changed when the trend towards junior high
schools came into being. Canyon Hills saw some lasting changes in the
way of a snack bar and great science lab rooms when 9th grade was
brought over. But when the trend changed, as they so often do, 9th grade
was moved back to the high schools and Canyon Hills was changed back to
a middle school which is how the school is considered today.
Students enrolling that first year were given the opportunity to
choose the mascot and school colors. They chose the cobra for their
mascot and maroon and gold as the colors.
Some traditions have lasted such as the band, Spanish class,
yearbooks, and NJHS. Classes such as softball and gymnastics in PE and
speech classes have gone. We currently offer keyboarding, Algebra I,
high school PE, and Spanish I and II for high school credit.
Canyon Hills is a proud No Excuses University School as of June 2015, and Canyon Hills is listed in the top 25% of similar schools in Texas in closing the achievement gap of our students. It has taken time and a lot of hard work. We will continue the work until every student at Canyon Hills is successful in reading, writing and doing math at or above grade level.