Brownsville ISD

District Planning

Each district must have a district improvement plan TEC 11.251

Brownsville ISD Improvement Plan

District Website

District Priorities

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. College & Career Readiness
  3. Fiscal Management of District Operations & New Facilities
  4. Student Enrollment, Recruitment, & Retention
  5. Parent & Community Relations

District IRB Required? 


Name: Research Application

General Information

Application Deadline: NI 

Application Notification: NI


Submission Requirements: BISD Executive Summary, BISD Research Proposal Application, Assurances, BISD Access to Confidential Data, BISD Principal Consent, BISD External Research Time Requirement, Parental Legal Guardian Consent, Teacher Staff Consent

Fees: NI

Application Submission & Contact: Beatriz Hernandez, Director for Assessment, Research & Evaluation Department

Number of Schools: 55

School TypeTotal
School for the Deaf1
Middle Schools10
Early College High Schools7
Alternative Schools3

Additional Facilities and Programs

  • Adult Continuing Education
  • Athletics
  • Bilingual Ed
  • Brainsville Inventions (inventors in grades 3-12)
  • Brownsville Academic Center (Military Training/Alternative School)
  • Brownsville Learning Academy HS (self-paced education, grades 6-12)
  • Campus Care Centers
  • CCMR
  • Coding Clubs
  • Counseling
  • CTE
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Dyslexia/504 Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early College HS
  • ESL
  • Extended Day Enrichment Program (K-5)
  • Fine Arts
  • Homeless Youth Project
  • Instructional TV Studio
  • Math Innovation Zone
  • Migrant Program
  • P-TECH
  • Scholastic Chess
  • School for the Deaf
  • Second Grade 1:1 iPad Initiative
  • Special Ed
  • STAMP (Science, Technology and Medical Professions) & SPACE (STEM Programs in Aerospace, Architecture & Careers in Engineering)
  • STEM
  • Universal Feeding - Provision Two (free meals for all students)
  • Youth Connection Project (for those experiencing homelessness)
  • 1Million Project (free internet access for all students in district)

District Demographics

Students: 38,500

Additional Student Data

MetricsPercent of Total Students
Economically Disadvantaged


Emerging Bilingual38.0%
Special Education15.0%
Bilingual/ESL Program37.5%
Gifted and Talented10.6%
At Risk for Dropping Out76.1.%

Teachers: 2,659


Administrative and Professional: 1,592

Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service and Educational Aides: 1,648