The City of Galveston governed Galveston schools from 1884 until 1949 when the Texas Legislature established the Galveston Independent School District (GISD).
GISD is located in Galveston County and covers 94.82 square miles, including all of Galveston and a portion of the Bolivar Peninsula. The school district is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency.
Texas Education Association Accountability
rating for the 2018-19 school year
African American 23.4%
Native American <1%
Two or More Races 3.1%
Economically Disadvantaged 74.3%
Limited English Proficiency 16.8%
Male 50.4% Female 49.6%
GISD has earned an A for its Financial
Integrity Rating 10 years in a row
5.3% Gifted & Talented
7. 4% Special Education
STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO OF 15:1
6,708 STUDENTS ACROSS 13 CAMPUSES
WHY CHOOSE GISD?
- PRIME LOCATION: Located on an island, one hour from Houston, beach and bay access (32 miles of beach), unique schools = dynamic opportunities.
- CAREER ADVANCEMENT SUPPORT: Data driven instructional support, high-quality job-embedded professional development, teacher career pathways, educator mentoring and support.
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*These salaries do not include stipends. In 2020, Galveston ISD awarded $581,850 in teacher incentives.