Our Schools

Bay City Independent School District

Bay City Independent School DistrictBay 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

  • Tenie Holmes Elementary School
  • Linnie Roberts Elementary School
  • John H. Cherry Elementary School

Junior High

  • Bay City Junior High

High School

  • Bay City High School

Van Vleck Independent School District

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

Elementary School

  • Van Vleck Elementary School
    (pre-K through 3rd grade)

Intermediate School

  • E Rudd Intermediate School
    (4th through 5th grade)

Middle School

  • O.H. Herman Middle School
    (6th through 8th grade)

High School

  • Van Vleck High School (9th through 12th grade)

Other Area Schools

Private Schools


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.