Communities In Schools-Baytown joined the CIS network in 1993. Founded in 1977, Communities In Schools Inc. is the nation’s largest national dropout prevention program. There are 154 local programs serving 350 communities in 34 states at 1,500 school sites serving about 500,000 students and their families. Local entities are formed through partnerships of state and local governments, school, industry and the community.
Although CIS is a national organization, local charted sites operating in cities and states through out the United States provide the service delivery to students and their families.
We at CIS-Baytown are proud to be a part of the nation’s leading network of community-based organizations designed to help kids succeed in school and prepare for life. CIS-Baytown provides services to students and their families living in Goose Creek CISD. GCCISD school districts is located in East Harris County.
CISB provides services to students in grades 6-12. During the 2013- 2014 program year a total of 1,778 students received cased managed services. Of the students receiving CISB services 50% were female and 50% male, 29% African American 50% Hispanic, 18% White and 1% other. A large majority of CISB students, 80%, were considered economically disadvantaged. A total of 745, had special characteristics such as alternative placements, English as a Second Language, Homeless, incarcerated parents or pregnant.
CISB places a special emphasis on students identified as at-risk based on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) definition of factors that place students at risk of dropping out of school.
CISB places a spherical emphasis on students with the greatest risk factors that lead to dropping out of school which includes but not limited to students who are economically disadvantaged, have limited English speaking skills, being the first in their families to graduate or attend college or come from homes with limited academic resources.