National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) Award Winners

The National Center for Urban School Transformation was established in 2005. Its focus is to help urban schools evolve into learning environments that are efficient and that are preparing students for post-secondary education. Each year there are strict criteria that schools must meet in order to earn the NCUST - America's Best Urban Schools Award.

BISD is very proud of those campuses that have been recognized as either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze winner.

Brownsville Independent School District (Brownsville, TX): A.X. Benavides Elementary (2015, 2016, 2020), Daniel Breeden Elementary (2015, 2016, 2017), U.S. Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz Elementary (2015, 2018), Veterans Memorial Early College High School (2016 & 2017), James Pace Early College High School (2016), Mittie A. Pullam Elementary School (2017), Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary School (2017), Charles Stillman Middle School (2017) Mary & Frank Yturria Elementary School (2018), Ruben Gallegos Elementary School (2020), Hubert R. Hudson Elementary School (2020), Mariano Gonzalez Sr. Elementary School (2020), Homer Hanna Early College High School (2020 & 2023)