Bay City Independent School District

Bay City Independent School District is a 4A public school district based in Bay City, Texas (USA). It is the largest school district in Matagorda county, covering 158 sq mi.[7] BCISD operates five campuses: Bay City High School, Bay City Junior High, Tenie Holmes Elementary, Linnie Roberts Elementary, and John H. Cherry Elementary. The district is 20 miles from Matagorda Beach and the Gulf Coast of Mexico and 70 miles SW of Houston, serving 3,500 students and 550 employees.[8]

Bay City Independent School District
ESC Region 3[1]
Coordinates28°58′57″N 95°59′07″W / 28.9825522°N 95.9851954°W / 28.9825522; -95.9851954
District information
TypeIndependent school district
Motto"Big city opportunities in a small town school."[citation needed]
GradesPre-K through 12
Established1900[citation needed]
SuperintendentDr. Marshall Scott III[2]
Schools8 (2009-10)[3]
NCES District ID4809630[3]
Students and staff
Students3,777 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers306.91 (2009-10)[3] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student–teacher ratio12.36 (2009-10)[3]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 4A Football & Basketball [4]
District mascotBlack Cats[5]
Colors    Royal Blue, Gold [5]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011Academically Acceptable[6]
WebsiteBay City ISD

In August 2022, the Board of Directors names Dr. Dwight McHazlett as the new Superintendent.

Finances Edit

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $1,005,148,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.117 and the bond tax rate was $0.015 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement Edit

In 2022, Bay City ISD received a scaled score of 88 and a "B" accountability rating from the TEA.[9] When the score was broken down, they received a "B" in Student Achievement and an "A" in school progress.[9]

Schools Edit

In the 2011-2012 school year, the district had six schools.[1] On March 9, 2011, Superintendent Keith Brown announced a reduction in force in accordance with state and federal budget cuts, with Bay City Intermediate School and McAllister Intermediate School closing effective August 2011.[10]

Regular instructional Edit

Bay City High School: Grades 9th-12th

  • 400 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1101

Bay City Junior High: Grades 6th-8th

  • 3010 Carey Smith Boulevard, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1600

Tenie Holmes Elementary: Grades 3rd-5th

  • 3200 5th Street, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1400

Linnie Roberts Elementary: Grades 1st-2nd

  • 4100 Hiram Brandon Drive, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1500

John H. Cherry Elementary: Grades PreK 4-Kindergarten

  • 2916 8th Street, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1300

Additional Buildings

H.J. McAllister Administration Building

  • 520 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1005

Transportation Department[11]

  • 2217 9th Street, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1090

Maintenance, Custodial, & Special Programs

  • 2801 15th Street, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1081 (Maintenance and Custodial)[12]
  • 979-401-1040 (Special Programs)[13]

IT Department[14]

  • 1507 Sycamore Ave, Bay City, TX 77414
  • 979-401-1050

Mascot, School Colors, and Mottos Edit

The district mascot is a blackcat and is recognised at the junior high as a "panther." The name of the high school mascot is "Jinx" and is a female blackcat that wears a bow.

The school colors are royal blue (hex #18439f) and gold (hex #e8b828).

Bay City High School and the Athletic Department Motto: Blackcat Fight Never Dies

Bay City Junior High Motto:

Tenie Holmes Elementary: Living the Blackcat Dream

Linnie Roberts: Every Student Grows Everyday

Cherry Elementary Motto: Where the Blackcat Legacy Begins

Closed schools Edit

  • McAllister Intermediate

Although this school received an accountability rating in 2011, it is no longer listed in the state school directory for the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

  • Bay City Intermediate

Although this school received an accountability rating in 2011, it is no longer listed in the state school directory for the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Office of the Superintendent". Bay City Independent School District. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Bay City ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Bay City High School Football". CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012.
  7. ^ rbcushman3 (2019-02-21). "Bay City TX Schools - Educational Excellence". Town Square Publications. Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  8. ^ "About Us / About Bay City ISD". Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  9. ^ a b "TEA". Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Transportation / Transportation". Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  12. ^ "Maintenance & Custodial / Maintenance Department". Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  13. ^ "Special Programs / Special Programs". Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  14. ^ "Technology / Technology". Retrieved 2022-09-16.

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