About Us


Welcome to Husky Country!  Captain John L. Chapin High School is the pride of northeast El Paso!

We are excited about the opportunities and challenges of the year. Our focus is on student success,and t
his year's theme is to approach all activities at Chapin believing we can take Chapin to the new levels of excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular competitions.

We are the home of a Math/Science/Technology Magnet Program, which is a program within a school. Students who qualify for the Magnet Program will take coursework with a pre-engineering focus. All students will benefit from the highest quality of academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. The students, faculty, and staff are dedicated to individual and community success.

Share our mission and vision: Embodying the legacy of Captain John L. Chapin and the men of Company E, the Chapin community embraces the diversity of all students and prepares them for a globally competitive future as responsible, life-long learners who are empowered to be successful contributors to society.

Collaboration, safety, and trust empower our school community to allow all students to achieve their full potential. Diversity is a positive and powerful tool to build a supportive and involved educational community. Our focus is to create a climate that provides all students the opportunity to engage in their education. Through student and staff trainings, we celebrate what brings us together (Chapin) and how our differences can expand our understanding of the world and encourage tolerance.


CHS is named in honor of Captain John L. Chapin, who was born and raised in El Paso. Prior to enlisting in the National Guard, Capt. Chapin graduated from Texas A&M University, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He postponed plans to attend medical school in order to serve in the National Guard.


In November of 1940, Capt. Chapin's unit was activated as Company E, 141st Infantry, 36th Division in the United States Army. They were sent overseas to North Africa. He declined opportunities for promotions in order to stay with Company E, a unit predominantly comprised of fellow El Pasoans. He was greatly respected by his men and was killed leading them into battle across the Rapido River in Italy.


Our school is privileged to honor the memory of an El Pasoan who courageously represented our country and our community.


If you want a copy of the school map, click to POLICY and DOWNLOADS for a current PDF of the school campus.