ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
The city was originally named Prairie View, as it was located on the coastal grasslands of the upper Texas coastline. But in 1938, the Port Arthur-Orange Bridge (now known as the Rainbow Bridge) was built, and the unincorporated area took on the name "Bridge City". After several previous attempts, the city incorporated in 1970.
The city of Bridge City earned its name from the fact that one has to cross a bridge to enter the city from any direction.
The overall median age of our citizens is 33.6 years with an average income of $74,118.
Bridge City is a great place to live and raise a family. We are proud of our home and consider our city to be the best in Texas!
BCISD is a PK-12 school district led by Dr. Mike Kelly, Superintendent.
We have 4 campuses: BCE PK-2, BCI 3-5, BCMS 6-8, and BCHS 9-12.
Our total enrollment is approximately 3,200 students.
Our school mascot is the Cardinal and our school colors are red and white.
On Fridays we wear RED!!