Dr. Kelli Moulton
Galveston Island is 209 square miles, 38 miles south of Houston. The Island is connected by the Causeway to the North, San Luis Pass on the West, and the Bolivar Ferry to the East.
7,060 students in a single high school pattern.
School Campus Configuration:
One comprehensive HS, one non-traditional 6-12 campus, One PK-8 campus on Bolivar, Three Middle schools (5-8), Five Elementary schools (PK-4) and one In-District Charter Infant-Toddler-PK3.
What are your district's points of pride?
- Galveston is a District of Choice where most campuses are members of the Magnet Schools of America and exhibit a campus-wide theme for learning;
- We have developed our own Community Based Accountability Report Card;
- Medical and Mental health clinics on all secondary campuses with free services for students;
- Four Radio and a Television station run by students;
- Incubator lab (think Shark Tank style funding for HS student team projects);
- BioMed training including Synthetic Cadaver and Cell Culture labs culminating in a full year research collaboration with UTMB physicians
What makes your school district/community unique?
- Ball HS first authorized HS in Texas (although 2nd named HS in TX);
- First African-American HS in Texas (Central HS);
- Galveston was the location of General Order #3 in 1865 proclaiming all slaves are free
What challenges does your district face?
- Slow growth;
- Aging facilities;
- Teacher workforce (fewer graduates choosing teaching)