Birdville ISD Information & Real Estate

Birdville Independent School District

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The 32 school campuses of the Birdville Independent School District serve Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga. Small parts of Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Hurst also lie within the district. Based in Haltom City, Birdville ISD covers 40 square miles populated by approximately 120,000 people. In the spring of 1840, Captain Jonathan Bird led 20 Texas Rangers into the area to establish a fort to make it safe from Indian attacks. After a significant exchange in 1841, local residents and Native Americans started working on negotiations for a treaty. They came to an agreement in 1843, and abandoned the fort. Pioneers arrived to take advantage of Peter’s Colony land grants given by the Republic of Texas. The community of Birdville began to grow, spreading through Collin, Dallas, Denton, Grayson and Tarrant counties.

Community History

By 1849, Birdville was 50 people strong in town and included a rural community of farms and ranches. Tarrant County buildings sprang up in 1855, including the foundations of a courthouse. In 1856, voters selected Fort Worth as the county seat by a narrow margin. After an unsuccessful legal battle, Fort Worth retained the position and attracted the population growth that might have been in Birdville. In 1858, Birdville opened its first public tuition school. Development came slowly, particularly during the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War, but eventually the community established the Birdville ISD in 1896. Today, 22,400 students attend school in the fourth largest school district in Northeast Tarrant County.

School Ratings and Recognition

From the bond issue in 1919 to build a new brick building until today, the residents of Birdville ISD have maintained a commitment to excellence in education. They have clung to tradition with such ferocity that even though the name of the town changed from Birdville to Haltom City in 1949, they refused to change the name of the school district. U.S. News Best High School Rankings awarded medals to two of the three high schools in the district, Richland High and Birdville High. Both scored higher than the Texas average for college readiness. Receiving citations as National Blue Ribbon Schools are Birdville Elementary School in Haltom City in 2000, Green Valley Elementary in North Richland Hills in 2005 and North Ridge Elementary in 1998. School Digger ranks Birdville ISD number 311 of 944 districts in Texas. School Digger ranks Birdville ISD number 311 of 944 districts in Texas. Great Schools gives ratings between eight and 10 to four schools in the district, Snow Heights Elementary, Hurst Hills Elementary, River Trails Elementary and Charles Nash Elementary. The Texas Education Agency grades each school district annually measuring student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. Birdville ISD met 94 percent of all indicators for a final Met Standard rating in 2013.

Schools in Birdville ISD

  • Binion Elementary
  • Birdville Elementary
  • Foster Village Elementary
  • WT Francisco Elementary
  • Green Valley Elementary
  • Grace E Hardeman Elementary
  • Holiday Heights Elementary
  • Alliene Mullendore Elementary
  • North Ridge Elementary
  • W A Porter Elementary
  • Richland Elementary
  • David E Smith Elementary
  • Smithfield Elementary
  • Snow Heights Elementary
  • Major Cheney Elementary
  • John D Spicer Elementary
  • OH Stowe Elementary
  • Academy at CF Thomas
  • Walker Creek Elementary
  • Watauga Elementary
  • Academy at West Birdville
  • Haltom Middle School
  • North Oaks Middle School
  • North Richland Middle School
  • North Ridge Middle School
  • Richland Middle School
  • Smithfield Middle School
  • Watauga Middle School
  • Birdville High School
  • Haltom High School
  • Richland High School
  • Shannon Learning Center
  • Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning

Community Support

The community recognizes that teachers often struggle to provide all of the tools necessary for students to learn effectively due to lack of funding. They often draw on their personal finances to meet the need. To assist them and to ensure that Birdville ISD students are well equipped, the Birdville Education Foundation is a non-profit organization of community volunteers that raises money to offer grants providing items the school district cannot cover in the budget.

One of the more exciting opportunities Birdville ISD offers is free college tuition through its scholarship program. Open to graduation seniors from BISD high schools, the program offers $780 per semester for two consecutive semesters at Tarrant County College.

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