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Bay City High School

Public | 9-12 | 978 students

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Posted November 5, 2013

A Hometown School with Big City Opportunities! More Academic Choices Largest & most diverse curriculum in the county. More AP/Dual Credit, more Career & Technology, and more Extra-Curricular offered on-site. More fine arts Music, Choir, Theater, Dance, Studio Arts 4A District Large enough to offer more opportunities; small enough to provide personal service
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

A Hometown School with Big City Opportunities! More Academic Choices Largest & most diverse curriculum in the county. More AP/Dual Credit, more Career & Technology, and more Extra-Curricular offered on-site. More fine arts Music, Choir, Theater, Dance, Studio Arts 4A District Large enough to offer more opportunities; small enough to provide personal service
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

I am a parent of children going to this school and the only good thing I have to say about it is that if you work really hard and have the money you can graduate with 40 college credits. That's not saying you learned much. They have some great teachers but my opinion is they have more that just don't care. BCHS has a consistency problem, bullying, drugs, sex, and not following up/through with issues or complaints. Ignore it and it will go away is their moto!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

Great small school which offers excellent student/teacher ratio. Teachers prepared my children for college. BCHS offers AP and dual credit courses which even larger districts do not provide. Small student/teacher ratio meant my children got the help they needed to be successful. They received academic scholarships and have gone on to do well at college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

As a former teacher of almost 20 years who currently works in Bay City ISD, and as an educator who's worked in many districts in Texas, I can assure you that BCHS offers as much if not more to its students in the way of curriculum, has a dedicated staff, and works hard to secure the safety of all its students. The high school principal is a "can-do" person, who works tirelessly every day for her students. She works hard at building personal relationships with her students, and her door is always open to her students, staff and parents. Her positive and boundless energy are truly inspiring to see. She genuinely listens to her students' needs and ideas, and has implemented many of their suggested changes. She has also added many new elective course offerings and extra-curricular activities. Students who take advantage of all this campus has to offer are doing well -- students continue to go off to Ivy League and major universities, into the armed forces, and on to advanced schooling or work. The school is small enough that teachers know the students, but large enough to offer something for everyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 24, 2009

Great opportunities for all students. biggest class options for AP and Dual credit. Can have over 50 college hours before graduating from High School.


Posted October 12, 2009

The school is lacking and has been lacking since I arrived, I am a Freshman. The teachers hardly teach anything and a lot of rowdy kids bully the others. While they do have a facility on the nicer side this school is filled with drugs. I don't recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2008

I worked for BCHS for 12 years, Bay City has rooted history and I truly believe that any parent that enrolls their children there will not be dissappointed. Just like any school district they strive to provide the best education possible the decision is totally up to the individual student just how bad they want to succeed. Go Black Cats ! Submitted by a former paraprofessional


Posted June 25, 2007

Given the typical TX public high school, I feel, as a former teacher at Bay City High School, that it is well above-average with its academic standards as well as the support of the administration of its teachers. My contract was renewed for a subsequent year at BCHS; I did leave to go to Houston to teach, and now I do regret it. Accolades to BCHS !
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 30, 2004

As a former student of Bay City High School, I left feeling that the administration was focused more on their own personal welfare than the students. Everything centered around the football program - most other programs were seldom supported. I am a 4 time Dean's List awardee in college, but without the support of a few veteran teachers that worked outside school hours, I would have have no preparation from the curriculum set by BCHS. I truly believe that familiarity with the students by the prinicipal staff makes a difference in tracking a student's progress and creating a support system, but I mostly encountered avoidance and negative attitudes. I once greeted out school prinicipal, repeated it three times, and he chose to ignore me. There was no one else in the hall. The prinicipals also showed indifference in our AP testing, making loud noises eating and inviting a friend in to converse.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 4, 2004

It seems as though they are more focused on their appearance rather then academics. People can miss class because they get written up for leaving a shirt untucked? Football is very big, while band and other fine arts get the short end of the stick. The computer program I took there did very little to prepare me for a basic introduction to programming class in college. If you have question about my validity, I'm on the National Dean's List this year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2003

Well, as a former student at BCHS(1998), i wasn't very involved personally, but i did support alot of the sports. The teachers were very good and i enjoyed my 4 years at BCHS!
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

243 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

241 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
50%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
45%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education16%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education32%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education0%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male42%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education8%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students32%
Female41%
Male25%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education4%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education14%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%

U.S. History

All Students50%
Female41%
Male55%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education21%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%

World Geography

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education10%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 52%
White 28% 29%
Black 17% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Bay City Junior High
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 30% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Wharton County Junior College
Texas A&M
Texas State University
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Met Standard (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:20 am
School Leader's name
  • Mr Heath Koenig
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • http://www.bcblackcats.net/education/com
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (979) 245-1220

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Plumbing
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Interact
  • Key Club
  • Leo Club
  • Marching band
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Wharton County Junior College
Texas A&M
Texas State University
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 30%
4 year college - 50%
Military - 5%
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400 7th St
Bay City, TX 77414
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Phone: (979) 245-5771

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