Bastrop High School, located in Bastrop, Texas is nestled in the middle of Bastrop’s beautiful, historic downtown area and sits on the fringes of the Bastrop State Park, home to the famous Lost Pines. Established in 1898, Bastrop High School is the heartbeat of the community. Support and loyalty for this cherished high school runs deep and fierce. The campus graduated its 116th class on June 6, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.
School colors: Maroon and White
School’s motto: “Lead today, tomorrow for life!”
The campus achieved a Texas Education Agency Accountability Rating of Met Standard and earned Academic Distinction in Science at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Bastrop High School is a 5-A high school with an opening 2014-2015 enrollment of 1,253 students. The student population is diverse, energetic, spirited. It is comprised of the following:
1% Asian and Native American
4% Two or more races
50% Economically Disadvantaged
65% Career & Technical Education
12% Gifted & Talented 13% Special Education
4% ELL (English Language Learners)
Bastrop High School is proud to offer students rigorous course offerings and multiple career paths through Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. Students have access to 15 advanced placement classes (AP), SAT tutorials on Monday afternoons, general tutorial classes five days a week; 42 clubs and organizations; offers all academic UIL events and 14 competition sports, including the Naval JROTC program.
Through a partnership with Austin Community College, dual college credit courses are offered directly on the campus. The school has a college and career center operated by a full time career specialist and community volunteers. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data indicates that 44% of 2012 BHS graduates entered a post-secondary institution.
Campus Highlights Include:
- The BHS Automotive technology program is in a class of its own after earning national certification and accreditation from two of the industry leaders in automotive repair certification. The only high school program in Central Texas with this level of recognition, the Bastrop HS Automotive Technology career pathway, has earned accreditation in maintenance and light repair from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is now a recognized National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification Program.
- The 2014-2015 Bastrop Bears advanced to the playoffs in Football, Girls Basketball, and Softball.
- The BHS Track team sent Lele Carter and the 4X100 Girl Relay team to the State Track meet in Austin in May of 2015.
- The girls’ soccer team advanced to the playoffs for the 5th years in a row.
- The Blood Center of Central Texas recognized the BHS HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) and the BHS Student Council for donating the most blood units by any high school in the Austin Area in 2014-2015.