Brazos Independent School District

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Brazos Independent School District
Wallis, Texas
ESC Region 6[1]
Coordinates 29°37′9″N 96°2′12″W / 29.61917°N 96.03667°W / 29.61917; -96.03667
District information
Type Public Independent school district
Grades EE through 12[1]
Superintendent Earl Jarrett[1]
Schools 3 (2011-12)[2]
District ID 4844470[2]
Students and staff
Students 822 (2012-13)[1]
Teachers 63.94 (2011-12)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 13.39 (2011-12)[2]
Athletic conference UIL Class 2A Football Division II[3]
District mascot Cougars[4]
Colors           Red, Black[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Recognized[5]
Website Brazos ISD
Brazos Elementary School in Orchard

Brazos Independent School District is a public school district based in Wallis, Texas (USA). The district lies in two counties, Austin and Fort Bend. In addition to Wallis, the district also serves the city of Orchard.


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $326,473,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.036 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: Recognized
  • 2009: Recognized
  • 2008: Recognized
  • 2007: Academically Acceptable
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Academically Acceptable
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable


In the 2012-2013 school year, the district had students in four schools.[1]

Regular instructional
  • Brazos High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Brazos Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Brazos Elementary School (Grades EE-5)
Alternative instructional
  • Prairie Harbor Alternative School (Grades 5-12)

Special programs[edit]


Brazos High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, football, swimming, and wrestling.[4] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball, softball, and volleyball.[4] For the 2012 through 2014 school years, Brazos High School will play football in UIL Class 2A Division II.[3]


The Mighty Brazos Cougar Band is available for all grades to join. Run by Rolando Cantu and Ms. Wallace, the program currently includes a marching contest and concert and site reading contest. There is also a Jazz Band to join which performs for the public.

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