2019 School Bond Information

PBT ISD Fact List 

The first Pecos graduation was held in 1910


District Student Enrollment as of 9/10/19 is



Current Campuses (not including additions):

Pecos Kindergarten: Built in 1976

Austin Elementary: Built in 1953 

Bessie Haynes Elementary:  Built in 1969

Crockett Middle School:  Built in 1962 

Pecos High School:  Built in 1950

The "New Gym" is 36 years old. 

Bond Election Timeline

  • 9/16 Political Action Committee (PAC) Meeting: Location Odessa College Pecos Center, 1000 S Eddy St. 
  • 9/17 Community Visioning Meeting: Renderings of Austin, Bessie, and Crockett are released to public Location: Crockett Middle School 
  • 9/25 Promotional Video Released 
  • 10/7 Deadline to Register to Vote 
  • 10/21 - 11/1 Early Voting
  • 11/5 Election Day 



BOND SCOPE Visualization of Each Campus 

Tax Information Handout 


This paper shows that the condition of school facilities has an important impact on student performance and teacher effectiveness. In particular ... A number of studies have measured overall building condition and its connection to student performance; these have consistently shown that students attending schools in better condition outperform students in substandard buildings by several percentage points. School building conditions also influence teacher effectiveness. Teachers report that physical improvements greatly enhance the teaching environment. Finally, school overcrowding also makes it harder for students to learn; this effect is greater for students from families of low socioeconomic status. Analyses show that class size reduction leads to higher student achievement.


Statistically significant findings showed a relationship between excellent condition of a school, as compared to schools in lesser condition, and student TAKS scores in science, math, and English language arts scores. Age of the school also had a significant relationship: Schools over 49 years old had a significant impact on student TAKS scores in science, math, and English language arts. Similar findings showed a negative correlation between schools over 49 years old and graduation rate. Schools in excellent condition had a positive correlation to student graduation rate.

This study examines the role of school attendance as a mediator in the relationship between facilities in disrepair and student grades in city and state tests. Data on building condition and results from English Language Arts (ELA) and Math standardized tests were analyzed using a sample of 95 elementary schools in New York City. ... In run-down school facilities students attended less days on average and therefore had lower grades in ELA and Math standardized tests. Attendance was found to be a full mediator for grades in ELA and a partial mediator for grades in Math ...


Almost every educator would agree that a well-maintained school building is essential for a proper learning environment. This paper presents findings of a study that examined the relationship between student achievement/behavior and school-building condition. ... Findings indicate that a positive relationship existed between student achievement and building condition and between student behavior and school condition. ...The data supports the hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between student achievement/behavior and school environment.

Improving student achievement is vital for our nation’s competitiveness. Scientific research shows how the physical classroom environment influences student achievement. Two findings are key: First, the building’s structural facilities profoundly influence learning. Inadequate lighting, noise, low air quality, and deficient heating in the classroom are significantly related to worse student achievement. Over half of U.S. schools have inadequate structural facilities, and students of color and lower income students are more likely to attend schools with inadequate structural facilities. Second, scientific studies reveal the unexpected importance of a classroom’s symbolic features, such as objects and wall décor, in influencing student learning and achievement in that environment. Symbols inform students whether they are valued learners and belong within the classroom, with far-reaching consequences for students’ educational choices and achievement. 


2019 School Bond Overview

The mission of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD is to provide excellence in education. The district is committed to high standards of achievement, which fosters a positive, creative atmosphere that empowers students with critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.

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