Baird Independent School District

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Baird Independent School District
600 W 7th St.
Baird, Texas[2]

ESC Region 14[1]

Coordinates32°23′54″N 99°23′59″W / 32.39833°N 99.39972°W / 32.39833; -99.39972
District information
TypeIndependent school district
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentJarod Bellar[1]
Schools3 (2009-10)[2]
District ID4809280[2]
Students and staff
Students295 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers34.75 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio9.47 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 1A Football Division II[3]
District mascotBears[4]
Colors          Red, White[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Academically Acceptable[5]
WebsiteBaird ISD

Baird Independent School District is a public school district based in Baird, Texas (USA). In addition to Baird, the district also serves the town of Putnam. The district operates one high school, Baird High School.


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $111,051,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.117 and the bond tax rate was $0.007 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Forty-nine 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 district TEA accountability ratings[5]

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


As of the 2011-2012 school year, Baird ISD had three schools.[1]

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

Special programs[edit]


Baird High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, and football.[4] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball and softball.[4] For the 2012 through 2014 school years, Baird High School will play football in UIL Class 1A Division II.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Baird ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "Baird High School". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Texas Accountability System Summary of Ratings for 2004 through 2011(as of November 2, 2011) District Ratings by Rating Category (including Charter Operators)". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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