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History of Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District


The Goose Creek Independent School District was organized in 1919 and served the tri-cities of Pelly, Goose Creek, and Baytown. These communities came together as one under the name of Baytown in 1948. The community flourished economically due to local success in the oil industry. In 1935, an organized movement set the wheels in motion to separate the Highlands School from Crosby School District and consolidate Highlands with the Goose Creek School District. In 1954, Goose Creek ISD consolidated with Cedar Bayou ISD to form Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. The district launched its first building program in 1921 with the passing of a $200,000 bond issue for the purchase of land and construction of five schools.


About the District


Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District serves nearly 24,000 students in the communities of Baytown and Highlands. Goose Creek CISD covers roughly 134 square miles and is situated about 30 miles east of Houston. Our district currently has 29 schools, which include six high schools (three traditional high schools; two specialty high schools; one alternative high school), six junior high schools, and 16 elementary schools. Goose Creek CISD will open two new schools in fall, 2022: Pumphrey Elementary School and Liles Early Learning Academy. In addition, the new San Jacinto Elementary School and the GCCISD Robotics Center are currently under construction and will also open its doors in fall, 2022. Goose Creek CISD currently has nine auxiliary buildings which provide office and workspace for various operations and departments in the district. As the largest employer in the district boundaries, Goose Creek CISD provides career opportunities to more than 4,000 people.


GCCISD Mission and Vision 


Goose Creek CISD’s mission is “Developing the Whole Child.” Goose Creek CISD develops and enhances each learner’s intellectual, social, and emotional well-being facilitated by a highly qualified team committed to Growth, Community, Collaboration, Innovation, Success and Determination. The district’s vision states, “We empower every student with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a global community.” Goose Creek CISD has identified five major goals in its strategic plan that focus on the following areas: academic performance, community engagement, operational excellence, organizational development, and financial stewardship.


Central Administration Building:

4544 Interstate 10 East
Baytown, Texas 77521
Tel: 281.420.4800

Mailing Address:

P.O.Box 30
Baytown, Texas 77522


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