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Brenham High School

Brenham Independent School District
Type and location
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Region ESC Region 6[1]
Country USA
Location 711 E. Mansfield
Brenham, Texas

30°9′24″N 96°23′18″W / 30.15667°N 96.38833°W / 30.15667; -96.38833

District information
Superintendent Sam Bell[1]
Schools 9 (2009-10)[2]
NCES District ID
Students and staff
Students 4,889 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 377.04 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 13.10 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic Conference UIL Class 4A Football & Basketball[3]
District Mascot Cubs[4]
Colors           Green, White[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Academically Acceptable[5]

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.


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

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


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

Regular instructional

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.

Brenham High is the home of the Brenham Cub Band. The band has been a 4A Honor Band Finalist and 4A State Marching Finalist. Brenham High School has a Marine Corps JROTC program which has won numerous awards for drill, shooting team, and color guard. 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. 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.

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

  • Brenham Alternative (Grades 5-12)

Special programs


Brenham High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and track.[4] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.[4] For the 2012 through 2014 school years, Brenham High School will play football in UIL Class 4A.[3]

Notable alumni

See also

Texas portal
Schools portal


External links

  • Brenham ISD
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