Built 1909


Bertram Elementary School

315 Main Street

Bertram, Tx  78605

School Day:

7:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Plaque on Bertram Elementary School

When Bertram was founded in 1882 along the Austin and Northwestern Railroad, one of the first structures erected was a combination school, Sunday school, and Masonic Lodge hall. Rudolph Bertram, Austin Railroad Executive for whom the town

was named, contributed $50 for construction of the school.  The frame building was enlarged as the community grew.  By 1908, however, new facilities were needed for the 264 students.  In May 1909, Bertram voters approved incorporation as an independent school district and construction of a new school building.  The two story red brick structure was erected on property purchased from T D Vaughn.  Designed by architect George Endress and built by contractor M L Langford, it opened in the fall of 1909 with M J Matthews as the first principal.  Bertram was then in the midst of a cotton growing boom, and students often missed the beginning of school to help in the fields.  As the enrollment increased, sports and other extracurricular activities were introduced, a separate High School was erected in 1925 and a gymnasium in 1948.  Over a period of years several smaller county schools transferred their students to Bertram.  In 1970 Bertram schools merged with the Burnet district.


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After School Program

Bertram Elementary is offering an after school program for Pre-K through 5th grade.

Monday - Thursday  from 3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Bertram Elementary after school program offers tutoring in all subjects starting at 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Followed by enrichment classes until 5:15 p.m. these classes vary from gym class, art, computer, gardening and music.  They are taught by teachers and members of the community.  Starting at 5:45 pm. students are prepared for dismissal.  Buses run at 6:00 p.m. but parents have until 6:15 p.m. to pick up their students.

The after school program is funded by an $8 Million grant, for a five year program.   ACE BCC  (After school Center on Education Burnet County Consortium) that Marble Falls Independent School District and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District was awarded.   BCISD will receive $5 Million of this grant to fund after school programs in Burnet Elementary, RJ Ritchie Elementary, Burnet Middle School and Bertram Elementary. Only 19 Grants were awarded out of 340 applicants across the State of Texas.  The after school program will provide tutoring and enrichment opportunities for students throughout the school year, and offer a six week program during the summer.


      PK - 5th



     430 Students

      Demographic Information:

     Contact Information:


      Ph. # (512) 355 - 2111

     Fax # (512) 355 - 2261

Built in 1948

"The City of Bertram is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

110 East Vaughan St.  P.O. Box 1604   Bertram, Tx  78605   PH (512) 355-2197     FX (512) 355-3182