Bay City Independent School District

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Bay City Independent School District
Bay City, Texas
ESC Region 3[1]

Coordinates28°58′57″N 95°59′07″W / 28.9825522°N 95.9851954°W / 28.9825522; -95.9851954Coordinates: 28°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]
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

Bay City Independent School District is a public school district based in Bay City, Texas (USA). It operates six schools in Bay City.

Dr. Marshall Scott III has been superintendent since June 1, 2017.[2] Chief Academic Officer is Lisa Moya. Chief Technology Officer is Josh Solis.[7]


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 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[6]


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.[8]

Regular instructional[edit]

High Schools: Grades 9-12

Junior High Schools: Grades 6-8

  • Bay City Junior High School (Mascot: Panther)

Elementary Schools: Grades PK-5

  • Cherry Elementary School
  • Tenie Holmes Elementary School
  • Linnie Roberts Elementary School

JJAP instructional[edit]

  • Matagorda County JJAEP (Grades 5-12)

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]

Terroristic Threats Toward the District[edit]

Bay City ISD superintendent Keith Brown received a letter threatening the lives of students, as well as those of his immediate family members. The note was followed by a series of phone calls, many homes and businesses (including the local hospital) were called. Bomb threats were made against Linnie Roberts Elementary School and Bay City Junior High School. A man by the name of Paul Nolen May (a former substitute teacher) was arrested after he was recorded buying the prepaid cell phone that was used to make some of the calls, he did many handwriting analysis exams and it was found that he did not write the threatening letters. That person was never found.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012.
  7. ^ "BCISD Organizational Chart 2017–18". Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  8. ^ [1]

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