Ball High School
Ball High School was established in 1884 with the donation of $50,000 for construction of a building by a local dry goods businessman, George Ball. In the late 1960s, Ball high merged with Central High School, the first black high school in Texas, founded in 1885. Public schools in Galveston were operated by the city from 1884 until 1949, when Galveston ISD was established by the Texas Legislature.
Galveston ISD takes students from the cities of Galveston and Jamaica Beach. Galveston ISD also serves unincorporated areas of Galveston County, including the communities of Port Bolivar and Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula.
GISD currently has two high school programs (Ball High School & AIM College and Career Preparatory Academy), five middle school programs (AIM College and Career Preparatory Academy, Austin Middle School, Crenshaw Elementary & Middle School, Collegiate Academy at Weis, and Central Media Arts Academy), six elementary schools (Oppe Elementary, Parker Elementary, Morgan Elementary, Rosenberg Elementary, Burnet Elementary and Crenshaw Elementary & Middle School).
- Every child can learn
- Every child should have equal access to learn, grow, and become successful adults
- In a district where each and every student is a prepared, confident leader who is comfortable in any culture and knows he/she will succeed given any situation
- Everyone has a voice and is a participant
- All children possess exceptional talent to reach their dreams
- Each child deserves an abundance of exceptional educational experiences
- That in all actions everyone will be treated with respect and dignity
- In a district that supports and rewards staff who provide exceptional educational experiences
- GISD students are better prepared for the real world because of our diversity and their experiences in our community and schools
- All children and staff deserve their schools to be a safe and effective place to learn, work, play and heal
- GISD can be one of the premier school districts in the nation