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If you are moving to Brownsville and looking for a suitable school for your children, you will find a number of public and private schools, at both the elementary and secondary levels, to suit all preferences.

If you are looking to complete your post-secondary education, Brownsville offers many higher education alternatives, such as the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. There is also an array of vocational and occupational programs offered by various local schools and institutions.

Brownsville Independent School District
The Brownsville Independent School District, encompassing 95 square miles, is the largest employer in the Rio Grande Valley. Approximately 7,700 employees have accepted the challenge of serving a population of over 50,000 students at 50 schools. BISD recognizes and addresses the unique cultural lifestyle of South Texas with a broad selection of activities and programs for all students. These programs range from the Brownsville Early College High School to support programs for students with special needs. Limited English speaking students are served through the Bilingual or English as a Second Language program.

BISD Middle School Students


University of Texas at Brownsville
A member of The University of Texas System since 1991, The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) is poised to expand in an unprecedented way to serve future generations in the South Texas/Northeastern Mexico region. In May 2013, the Texas Legislature created a new university in South Texas that will be comprised of UTB; its sister school in Edinburg, The University of Texas Pan American; and a new medical school. The new university, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), will become the second-largest Hispanic serving Institution in the nation. UTB has seven colleges and schools offering 34 bachelor’s degrees, 21 master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in education with five specialization options.



Texas Southmost College
Texas Southmost College (TSC) offers certificate and associate degree plans, housed under the divisions of Humanities; Health Care, Career and Technical Education; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Texas Southmost College also provides a unique support network for student success through the division of College Preparatory Studies. The educational structure of Texas Southmost College prepares students to both contribute and compete in an ever-changing environment of local, state, national and global economies.

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