Our Schools

Our Schools

Bay City Independent School District

Bay City Independent School District consists of a high school, a junior high school and three elementary schools. BCISD is a 4A UIL district with an enrollment of an average 4,000 students. BCISD can offer your children a first-class education with highly qualified, caring staff members and a hometown school district with big city opportunities.

Small town schools have a higher teacher to student ration and allow students to have unique  experiences and opportunities.  At Bay City High School students can take Advanced Placement or dual Credit courses through a career and technology.   An articulation agreement with Wharton Junior College allows our students to earn as many as 40 college credits before they even graduate from high school.  Students can choose from 50 Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses in ten different Career Pathways.  

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS                                     JUNIOR HIGH                             HIGH SCHOOL

Tenie Holmes Elementary School                            Bay City Junior High                   Bay City High School 

Linnie Roberts Elementary School

John H. Cherry Elementary School

Van Vleck Independent School District

Van Vleck ISD consists of an elementary, E. Rudd Intermediate, O.H. Herman Middle School and a high school.


Van Vleck Elementary School            E. Rudd Intermediate School                   O.H. Herman Middle School

(pre-K - 3rd grade)                              (4th - 5th grade)                                       (6th - 8th grade)


Van Vleck High School 

(9th - 12th grade)

Other Area Schools

Palacios ISD
Tidehaven ISD
Matagorda ISD

Private Schools

Holy Cross Catholic School (Pre-Kindergarten - 6th grade)

Sunshine & Rainbows Academy (Pre-Kindergarten - 1st grade)


Wharton County Junior College

Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) provides educational degrees in several program areas and has a local satellite campus that offers associates' degrees in Process Technology and Nuclear Power Technology.  Other program options are available at the central campus in Wharton, just 25 miles from Bay City.  WCJC also offers classes at extension centers in nearby El Campo and Palacios.

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

Please email khitzfeld@cityofbaycity.org to let us know if your organization would like to add an event.

27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

I have lived in Bay City for 7 years after moving from the Deer Park area. We enjoy living in Bay City for many of the city's attributes; from the slow pace, friendly atmosphere to the close proximity to the beach and river. It is easy to be involved in the community's organizations because people are friendly and willing to help each other out. It is such a great welcoming culture from the Houston lifestyle.

avatar Rafael Gonzales Bay City Resident