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United Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Laredomarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker.

UISD serves portions [308131] of the city of Laredo, the cities of El Cenizomarker and Rio Bravomarker, and several unincorporated areas in Webb Countymarker. The unincorporated areas include Botinesmarker, La Presamarker, Larga Vistamarker, Ranchitos Las Lomasmarker, and Ranchos Penitas Westmarker.


The district was created in 1961 via the consolidation of the Cactus, Johnson, and Nye school districts.

By the 2000s, United ISD had a rapidly-growing student population due to the burgeoning populations of many colonias along the Texas-Mexicomarker border. As of the 2000s, United ISD gains about 1,500 students per year.

Standardized dress

Students in pre-Kindergarten through 8th grades are required to follow standardized dress code provided by the district; the dress code began during the 2006-2007 school year [308132]. Starting the 2007-2008 school year, high school students will also be required to follow the same standardized dress code procedures as approved by the Board of Trustees [308133].

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform [308134]; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.


High schools

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Alexander Bulldogs in Laredo.

Middle schools

Elementary schools


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