Balmorhea Independent School District

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Balmorhea Independent School District
608 W First St.
Balmorhea, Texas[2]

ESC Region 18[1]

Coordinates30°59′0.01″N 103°44′46.1″W / 30.9833361°N 103.746139°W / 30.9833361; -103.746139
District information
TypeIndependent school district
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentInterim Superintendent: Dr. Douglas Moore [1]
Schools1 (2009-10)[2]
District ID4809330[2]
Students and staff
Students159 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers20.11 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio7.91 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 1A 6-man Football Division I[3]
District mascotBears[4]
Colors               Royal Blue, Black, White[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Recognized[5]
WebsiteBalmorhea ISD

Balmorhea Independent School District is a public school district based in Balmorhea, Texas (USA). The district operates one high school, Balmorhea High School.


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $29,078,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.117 and the bond tax rate was $0.001 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 district TEA accountability ratings[5]

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


During the 2011-2012 school year, the district had one school that served students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.[1] The school was a 2004 National Blue Ribbon School.[8]

Special programs[edit]


Balmorhea High School participates in the boys sports of basketball, 6-man football, and wrestling. The school participates in the girls sports of basketball and volleyball.

In 2016, the Balmorhea Bears football team made it all the way to the 6-man Class 1A Division II championship game, where they suffered their only loss of the season, a 96-50 defeat at the hands of Richland Springs.[9]

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 Balmorhea ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. ^ "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Balmorhea 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.
  8. ^ Microsoft Word - list-2003.doc
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