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South Padre Island/Port Isabel Schools
 The most defining landmark to the area is the Port
Isabel Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was built by the
U.S. Government in 1852 and a small port community
evolved as did the PIISD (Point Isabel Independent
School District) which was created on September 3,
1927. In 1928, the city was renamed "Port" Isabel. The
total enrollment is approximately 2600 students and
utilizes four campuses which include Garriga
Elementary (Pre-K through 2nd grades), Derry
Elementary (3rd-5th grades), Port Isabel Jr. High
(6th-8th grades), and Port Isabel High School (9th-12th

Port Isabel students strive to achieve their potential
and during former academic years the district has
reached "Recognized" status in the state's educational
rating system. The Jr. High continues to receive
District honors in UIL, among other recognitions.

The District mascot is the "Fighting Tarpons". Each
campus encourages their students to participate in
extra-curricular activities. Garriga elementary boasts
an exceptional choir. Derry Elementary (along with
second graders from Garriga) currently hold the
32-AAA UIL District Champions title in literary events
ranging from spelling, ready writing, math and oral
reading. Additionally, the Derry Dolls serve as the
elementary dance troupe and have garnered many
regional and state awards.  In 2011, the Derry Dolls
went to National Competition at Disney World where
they won 4th and 7th places
in this special event! Port Isabel Jr. High has excelled
at area science fairs, UIL Concert and Symphonic band
competitions and various athletic events. Port Isabel
High School traditionally stands out in athletic
competitions with the varsity football team, "The
Tarpons", being recognized within Texas UIL AAA
schools. Cross-country, volleyball, basketball, soccer,
baseball, golf, power lifting, and track and field events
showcase a number of student talents.
The One-Act Play cast, the Silver Bells Dance Team,
and the Silver Tarpon Band furthers student

In addition, students at Port Isabel High School are
encouraged to enroll in dual enrollment courses
through the University of Texas at Brownsville. This
course work allows students the opportunity to earn
college hours while simultaneously attending High
School. PIISD educates students to become productive
adults that are ready to take on the responsibilities to
live and work in a rapidly changing world.

More information on this District can be obtained by
accessing the school's website at The
school's telephone number is 956-943-0030.
Laguna Madre Christian Academy
This Academy is located in Laguna Vista, Texas near South Padre
Island/Port Isabel. The school teaches the A Beka Curriculum with a small
class ratio K through 6th grade. The school has a successful phonetic
reading course which builds self-confidence and also offers mathematics,
science, art, social studies, computer lab, penmanship, English language
arts, music, physical eduction, and field trips.

The school office is located at 1441 Santa Isabel Blvd. in Laguna Vista, Tx.
The telephone number is 956-943-4446.
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