Bland Independent School District

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Bland Independent School District
Merit, Texas
ESC Region 10 [1]

District information
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentRick Tidwell [1]
Schools4 (2009-10) [2]
District ID4810350[2]
Students and staff
Students577 (2010-11) [1]
Teachers45.43 (2009-10) [2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio13.01 (2009-10) [2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 2A[3]
District mascotTigers [4]
Colors          Blue, Gold [4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Recognized [5]
WebsiteBland ISD

Bland Independent School District is a public school district in the community of Merit, Texas (USA). In addition to Merit, the district serves 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.


As of the 2017-2018 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $188,377,841.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.0316 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2018, the school district was rated "A" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Sixteen percent of districts in Texas in 2018 received the same rating.[6] No state accountability ratings will be given to campuses in 2018, but all campuses and districts will receive a rating in 2019.[7] A school district in Texas can receive one of five possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: A - Exemplary B - Recognized c - Acceptable D - In Need of Improvement F - Unacceptable

Historical TEA district accountability ratings [5]

  • 2018: A
  • 2017: Met Standard
  • 2011: Recognized
  • 2010: Exemplary
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Recognized
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Recognized
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable


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

Special programs[edit]


Bland High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis and track.[4] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball, track, cross country, golf, tennis and softball.[4] For the 2018 through 2019 school years, Bland High School will play basketball in UIL Class 2A.[3]

Hometown of former 2005 Cross Country Southland Conference Champion Cody Evans Clark M.Ed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Bland ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "Bland High School". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°12′36″N 96°17′34″W / 33.2098947°N 96.2928436°W / 33.2098947; -96.2928436