1994
Raul A. Besteiro, Jr. Middle School
Besteiro Middle School, opened in 1994, is named for Raul A. Besteiro, Jr. a well known educator who served as Superintendent of Brownsville schools for many years. While Superintendent, “Mr. B” supervised the construction of ten BISD schools as well as the current Administration Building. After leaving the school district, Mr. Besteiro continued to serve his community as Director of the Port of Brownsville. The middle school shares a library and school grounds with Aiken Elementary. The school’s first principal was Felix Mejia, Jr.
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