History of Baines

  • Baines Middle School opened in August 2006, and is named in honor of Mr. Billy Baines. BMS is Fort Bend ISD's 12th middle school and is located in Sienna. In 1959, after Missouri City School District and Sugar Land School District merged to become Fort Bend Independent School District, Superintendent L.P. Rodgers hired Baines as principal of Arcola Elementary School. Baines became the first African American principal named in the newly-formed Fort Bend ISD and went on to serve in several leadership roles before retiring in 1990.