Bland Independent School District

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Bland Independent School District
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-K through 12
Region ESC Region 10 [1]
Country USA
Location Merit, Texas
District information
Superintendent Brandon Core [1]
Schools 4 (2009-10) [2]
NCES District ID 4810350[2]
Students and staff
Students 577 (2010-11) [1]
Teachers 45.43 (2009-10) [2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 13.01 (2009-10) [2]
Athletic Conference UIL Class 1A Basketball Division I [3]
District Mascot Tigers [4]
Colors           Blue, Gold [4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Recognized [5]
Website Bland ISD

Bland Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Merit, Texas (USA). In addition to Merit, the district serves the communities of Floyd and Wagner in Hunt County. A small portion of the district extends into Collin County. The district operates one high school, Bland High School.

Finances[edit]

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $117,500,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.059 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Thirty-five percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[6] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[7] A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

Historical TEA district accountability ratings [5]

  • 2011: Recognized
  • 2010: Exemplary
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Recognized
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Recognized
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable

Schools[edit]

  • Bland High (Grades 9-12)
  • Bland Middle (Grades 6-8)
  • Bland Elementary (Grades PK-5)

Special programs[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Bland High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, and wrestling.[4] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball and softball.[4] For the 2012 through 2013 school years, Bland High School will play basketball in UIL Class 1A Division II.[3]

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