Boys Ranch Independent School District

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Boys Ranch Independent School District
163 River Rd.
Boys Ranch, Texas[2]

ESC Region 6[1]

Coordinates35°31′55″N 102°15′22″W / 35.53194°N 102.25611°W / 35.53194; -102.25611
District information
TypeIndependent school district
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentVita Sotelo[1]
Schools4 (2009-10)[2]
District ID4811040[2]
Students and staff
Students347 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers61.93 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio4.67 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 2A Football Division II[3]
District mascotRoughriders[4]
Colors          Blue, Gold[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Academically Unacceptable[5]
WebsiteBoys Ranch ISD

Boys Ranch Independent School District is a public school district in Oldham County, Texas (USA).


The Boys Ranch School District serves Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, a facility for at-risk boys and girls primarily from the local area, but also for youth around the world. Boys Ranch is a non-profit entity. Unlike other Texas school districts, Boys Ranch has no taxable base. Instead, Boys Ranch relies on donor contributions.

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $0.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.000 and the bond tax rate was $0.000 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically unacceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Six 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 Unacceptable
  • 2010: Academically Acceptable
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Academically Acceptable
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Academically Acceptable
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable


In the 2011-2012 school year, the district operated four schools.[1]

Regular instructional
Alternative instructional
  • STARR Academy (Grades 2-12)

Special programs[edit]


Boys Ranch High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling.[4] The school participates in the girls sport of basketball.[4] For the 2012 through 2014 school years, Boys Ranch High School will play football in UIL Class 2A Division II.[3] The school football team made its first ever playoff appearance in 2008.[citation needed] The school cross country team has never lost a district title since it picked up the program in 1981. It has also won 8 state titles and 10+ state runners-up.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Boys Ranch ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "Boys Ranch High School". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 10 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 10 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 10 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.

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