Brenham Independent School District

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Brenham Independent School District
Location
711 E. Mansfield
Brenham, Texas

ESC Region 6[1]

USA
Coordinates30°9′24″N 96°23′18″W / 30.15667°N 96.38833°W / 30.15667; -96.38833
District information
TypeIndependent school district
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentDr. Walter Jackson[1]
Schools9 (2009-10)[2]
District ID4811280[2]
Students and staff
Students4,889 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers377.04 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio13.10 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 5A Football & Basketball[3]
District mascotCubs[4]
Colors          Green, White[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Academically Acceptable[5]
WebsiteBrenham ISD

Brenham Independent School District is a public school district based in Brenham, Texas (USA). Located in Washington County, a very small portion of the district extends into Austin County. The district serves the City of Brenham and the Washington community in Washington County. The district operates one high school, Brenham High School.

Finances[edit]

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $2,004,394,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.099 and the bond tax rate was $0.013 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

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

Schools[edit]

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

Regular instructional[edit]

Brenham High School (Grades 9-12)

The principal in the 2011-2012 school year was Steve Skrla.[1] In 2011, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Thirty-four percent of schools in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[8] The school was the first accredited high school in the state of Texas.[citation needed]

Brenham High is the home of the Brenham Cub Band. The band has been a 4A Honor Band Finalist and 4A State Marching Finalist.[citation needed] Brenham High School has a Marine Corps JROTC program which has won numerous awards for drill, shooting team, and color guard.[citation needed] Brenham High School is also the home of the Brenham High School Chorale Choir. The Chorale choir has been a mixed choir consisting of at least 20 students and 5 students to each voice part. In the year 2008 the Chorale choir receive all 1's (ones) at the U.I.L Concert and Sight-reading Competition.[citation needed] Brenham High School is also the home of the Brenham High School Drama Department.

Brenham Junior High School (Grades 7-8)

The principal in the 2011-2012 school year was Paul Aschenbeck.[1] In 2011, the school was rated "academically unacceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Six percent of schools in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[8] Originally built as a bomb shelter during the Cold War, the school is two stories high with one underground.[citation needed]

Brenham Middle School (Grades 5-6)

The principal in the 2011-2012 school year was Peggy Still.[1] In 2011, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Thirty-four percent of schools in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[8] In 2005, the school was named as a National Blue Ribbon School.[9]

Elementary Schools (Grades PK-4)
  • Alton Elementary
  • Brenham Elementary
  • Krause Elementary

Alternative instructional[edit]

  • Brenham Alternative (Grades 5-12)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Brenham ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  3. ^ "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Brenham High School". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 11 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 11 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  8. ^ a b c "Texas Accountability System Summary of Ratings for 2004 through 2011(as of November 2, 2011) Campus Ratings by Rating Category (including Charter Operators)". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  9. ^ Microsoft Word - list-2003.doc

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