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Barbers Hill Independent School District
Tradition of Excellence


Welcome to Barbers Hill ISD!

Barbers Hill Independent School District is a suburban district in western Chambers County, along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. The district encompasses four communities: Mont Belvieu, Old River-Winfree, Cove, and Beach City, and covers 192.3 square miles. Its borders consist of the Trinity River on the east to the Harris County line on the west, and Trinity Bay on the south to the Liberty County line on the North.

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Established in 1929, the district has a rich tradition of community involvement and school pride. The fabric of the district’s story is interwoven with that of the petrochemical industry in our area, beginning with the discovery of oil in the early 1900s, through the development in the 1950s of the Mont Belvieu salt dome. The district continues to grow at a rate of 3-5% per year, as Houston expands eastward and our petrochemical industry neighbors expand to meet global natural gas and chemical demands.

Barbers Hill ISD includes 9 campuses: one high school, two intermediates, two middle schools, two elementaries, one early childhood center, and an alternative (disciplinary) campus.

We invite you to take a look at our most recent data and see why our motto is “Tradition of Excellence . . . by any measure!”

The most recent academic report from the Texas Education Agency for Barbers Hill ISD, which includes a summary of district ratings, distinctions, financial ratings and the self-evaluated community engagement ratings, may be viewed here:

2021 Texas Academic Performance Report

BH Becomes District of Innovation 

Barbers Hill Board of Trustees voted in January, 2017 to become a District of Innovation, for the purpose of flexibility in the start date for our school calendars. Under the current legislative mandate, BHISD would be required to start school at earliest on the fourth Monday of August, creating significantly unbalanced fall and spring semesters. As a DOI, the district has more flexibility in selecting the start and end date for calendars, creating a more balanced instructional environment. 

BHISD District of Innovation Plan