Award Year: 2016
The mission of the Borden County Indendent School District is to prepare all students to function effectively, successfully, and productively in society.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 77%
- Hispanic: 17%
- Native American: 2%
- Two or more races: 3%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
Borden County I.S.D. is the only school district in this rural West Texas county. It is the hub of the community, a community that takes great pride in the fact that excellence is the school's standard, not its goal. Those high expectations lead our students, teachers, and administrators to challenge themselves on a daily basis.
Our mission at BCISD is to not just prepare students for an Ivy League school, although we have, but to achieve the district's educational philosophy of preparing all students to function effectively, successfully, and productively in our society, whether it be in the arenas of higher education, vocational training, or the armed forces.
A vital component--and one that sets us apart from many other schools--of Borden County's academic success has been the concentrated participation in the Texas's University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic and Speech and Debate competitions. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade compete at the district level. High school students continue the tradition, advancing from district to regional to state levels. In 1966, BHS won its first state championship which helped to pave the way for numerous state academic and speech champions (individual and team) since then. Hard work and dedication by staff and student body have led to state champions in ten different events.
Our school has dedicated a section in the front foyer to honor each state champion, a display that brings great pride to the community who supports and challenges us to be our best.