Pasadena Independent School District, located in Pasadena, Texas, offers five high schools, 35 elementary schools, eight middle schools, 10 intermediate schools and four alternative schools. The school district, which began in 1868 in a one-room building, enrolls over 54,000 students.
As of 2014, the school boasts of an 89 percent graduation rate. The school enrolls a mix of bilingual, special needs and traditional students. The school also employs full-time faculty, administration staff, professional support staff, educational aides and auxiliary staff members. Additionally, the district offers volunteer opportunities for members of the community.
The district offers a variety of athletic programs for high school and intermediate students, such as football, boy's and girl's soccer, boy's and girl's basketball, girl's volleyball and track and field. The district houses five athletic facilities: the Veterans Memorial Stadium/Newcomb Field, Pasadena Auxiliary Stadium, Maguire Field, Weldon 'Stoney' Phillips Field House and the Pasadena ISD Sports Complex.
The school districts website, PasadenaISD.org, allows parents to pay school fees online as well as offers a variety of information, including school calendars, menus, handbooks and transcript services.
The school district runs the annual McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament and through proceeds from the tournament funds the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation’s Mini Grant Program.