Facts and Statistics
School Year Peak Number of Students
School Year Peak Number of Students
2019-20 43,188
2018-19 44,356
2017-18 45,578
2016-17 46,880
2015-16 47,749
2014-15 48,388
2013-14 49,370
2012-13 49,361
2011-12 49,703
2010-11 49,991
2009-10  49,155
2008-09 48,617
2007-08  48,858
2006-07 48,391
BISD Schools
Alternative Schools 3
Early College High Schools 7
Middle Schools 10
Elementary Schools 34
Student Support Services
Number of Instructional Computers In Use 30,000
Number of School Buses 273
Daily Bus Riders 23,000
Daily Breakfasts Served 22,000
Daily Lunches Served 42,000

Student Profile and Special Programs Enrollment

Student Profile
Ethnicity (Hispanic) 40,165 (98.53%)
Economically Disadvantaged 36,369 (89.22%)
At Risk 28,484 (69.87%)
Limited English Proficient 14,340 (35.18%)
Migrant  429 (1.05%)
Special Programs Enrollment
Bilingual/ESL 13,739 (33.7%)
Career and Technology 14,339 (35.17%)
Special Education 5,891 (14.45%)
Gifted and Talented 4,659 (11.43%)
Student Attendance Rate 96.99%
*Source 2019-2020 PEIMS Submission Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Personnel Update and Salary Incentives

Salary Incentives
Brownsville ISD teacher salaries rival those of other local districts. Salaries start at $41,950 for beginning teachers and reach $64,558 for teachers with a master’s degree and 29 or more years of experience.
Professional Staff:
Teachers 2,911.5 (44.0%)
Professional Support 626.7 (9.5%)
Campus Administration (School Leadership) 190.1 (2.9%)
Central Administration 9.0 (0.1%)
Educational Aides: 771.7 (11.7%)
Auxiliary Staff: 2,106.2 (31.8%)
*Source 2019-2019 PEIMS Submission Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Revenues and Expenditures

Where the Money Comes From - 2017-2018 School Year All Funds
Where the Money Goes - 2017-2018 School Year All Funds by Function

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Elementary . . . .8:05 AM - 3:15 PM
Pre-K . . . . . . . . 8:05 AM - 3:15 PM
Admin. Office . . 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Access to the District's electronic communications system is a privilege, not a right. All users shall be required to acknowledge receipt and understanding of all administrative regulations governing use of the system and shall agree in writing to allow monitoring of their use and to comply with such regulations and guidelines. Noncompliance may result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with District policies. [See DH, FN series, FO series, and the Student Code of Conduct] Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by the District. The District will maintain a website for the purpose of informing employees, students, parents, and members of the community of programs, policies, and practices. Electronic communications also include the District's webserver. The District's webserver houses http://www.bisd.us which is the district's main page (homepage). It is the duty and responsibility of all departments and campuses to update and maintain their individual Web sites related to the homepage.
Requests for publication of information on the District website must be directed to the district's Public Information Administrator. It is also the duty of the office of Public Information to successfully maintain the portion of the main page that directly relates to the news, announcements, current events, and information and to change the pictures and captions. It is the duty and responsibility of all departments and campuses to update and maintain their individual websites. It is imperative that department or campus administration be responsible for the content provided to make sure that it meets the guidelines set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy and Improper Use of the Computer System. No commercial advertising will be permitted on a website controlled by the District.