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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.
At the time of this writing, Goose Creek CISD has six high schools (three traditional high schools; two specialty high schools; one alternative high school), five junior high schools, and sixteen elementary schools. In addition, the district is in the process of building its sixth junior high school, 17th elementary school, and a new San Jacinto elementary school. The district currently has nine auxiliary buildings which provide office and workspace for various operations and departments in the district.
Goose Creek CISD serves nearly 24,000 students in the communities of Baytown and Highlands. As the largest employer in the district boundaries, Goose Creek CISD provides career opportunities to more than 3,400 people. Goose Creek CISD covers 134 square miles.
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.
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4544 Interstate 10 East | Baytown, Texas 77521 | 281.420.4800
P.O. Box 30 | Baytown, Texas 77522 | 281.420.4800
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