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ABOUT GISD

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.

B

88/100

Texas Education Association Accountability
rating for the 2018-19 school year

DEMOGRAPHICS

African American 23.4%
Hispanic 49.4%
White 21.9%
Asian 1.9%
Native American <1%
Two or More Races 3.1%
Economically Disadvantaged 74.3%
Limited English Proficiency 16.8%
Male 50.4% Female 49.6%

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FINANCIAL INTEGRITY

GISD has earned an A for its Financial
Integrity Rating 10 years in a row  

Programs

16.9% Bilingual/ESL
5.3% Gifted & Talented
7. 4% Special Education
29.6% Vocational

STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO OF 15:1

6,708 STUDENTS ACROSS 13 CAMPUSES

AIM College and Career Preparatory

A. AIM College and Career Prep
Grades 6-12
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D. Burnet Elementary STREAM Magnet
Grades PK-4
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F. Collegiate Academy Middle School
Grades 5-8
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G. Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet
Grades PK-8
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H. Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP)
Grades 5-12

I. Moody Early Childhood Center
PK Only
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J. Morgan Elementary Magnet School of Health, Medical Science & Engineering
Grades PK-4
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K. Oppe Elementary Magnet Campus of Coastal Studies
Grades PK-4
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L. Parker Elementary School
Grades PK-4
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M. Rosenberg Elementary School
Grades PK-4
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GISD EMPLOYEES

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.
1081 total staff
$53, 500 $57,485 $74,817
Beginning Teacher’s Salary Average Teacher’s Salary Max Teacher’s Salary

*These salaries do not include stipends. In 2020, Galveston ISD awarded $581,850 in teacher incentives.

GISD TEACHERS’ HIGHEST DEGREE HELD

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