- Life in Texas City
Texas City is served by two independent school districts: Texas City ISD, and Dickinson ISD. Both school districts house ultramodern programs, which assist students in their pursuit of higher education, job training, and skills that will accompany them beyond their academic careers.
Texas City Independent School District (TCISD)
Texas City ISD operates 14 schools and is responsible for approximately 9,000 students. The district encompasses 78.31 square miles, across two municipalities: Texas City, and La Marque. Texas City has received numerous academic commendations from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), including both exemplary and recognized status. Schools within TCISD have been recognized with numerous Gold Performance Awards from the TEA.
Texas City ISD operates Galveston County’s only high school Industrial Trades Center (ITC). The center operates out of a 30,000 sq. ft. facility and offers certifications in:
Texas City and the Gulf Coast offer unmatched opportunities in the manufacturing, petrochemical, and maritime industries. Texas City ISD stands to provide the necessary skills to local students, in order to fill the workforce requirements of these industries
Dickinson Independent School District (DISD)
Dickinson ISD operates 14 schools and is responsible for about 11,600 students. The district covers 61 square miles, spanning across three cities and two unincorporated towns that include: Dickinson, Texas City, League City, Bacliff, and San Leon. In the 2019 to 2020 school year, a new ninth-grade building opened on the campus of Dickinson High School. The new building houses up to 900 freshmen, which has helped alleviate the growing enrollment numbers DISD has experienced.
Dickinson ISD has recently opened a new junior high campus, Kranz Junior High. This campus is named after Eugene Kranz, a Dickinson resident who served as the Mission Control Flight Director for the Apollo and Gemini Programs. This new addition allowed DISD to expand the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy to students in grades 7 and 8. Dickinson ISD continues to experience rapid growth in enrollment and prides itself on providing excellent academic, job training, and extracurricular programs.
College of the Mainland
College of the Mainland (COM) was founded in 1966, with a district that encompasses 237 square miles and five municipalities in Galveston County. Since its inception, College of the Mainland has resided in Texas City, complete with a 120 acre campus. COM graduates with technical degrees earn the highest salary of any new university or college graduate in the state at $73,509. COM offers programs that encompass: accounting, computer science, criminal justice, marketing, nursing, process technology, and welding.
College of the Mainland offers Collegiate High School, which is a dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn an associate degree with simultaneously completing a high school diploma. Students are awarded the opportunity to save time and money on higher education because COM waives 40 % of tuition and fees for Collegiate High School. The CHS program is offered to 8 surrounding schools including Dickinson and Texas City.