Aldine Independent School District
The Aldine Independent School District ranks among the state’s high-performing school districts according to data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). It has earned seven recognized ratings since 1996.
Aldine ISD covers 111 square miles in North Harris County and educates more than 70,000 students. This ethnically diverse district is the second best large school district in Texas for educating African American students and is ranked third among large school districts in Texas in educating Latino students, according to recent studies by Texas A&M University and the University of Texas – Pan American.
The district has 79 campuses: 1 Even Start center, 7 Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten centers, 35 elementary schools (grades K-4), 11 intermediate schools (grades 5-6), 10 middle schools (grades 7-8), 5 ninth-grade schools, 5 traditional high schools (grades 10-12), 1 Magnet high school, 1 night high school, 1 early college high school, 1 alternative education center and 1 dropout prevention center.
Aldine ISD is driven by the goal of increasing student achievement and providing better educational opportunities for all students.
Channelview Independent School District
Channelview Independent School District (CISD) is a known for its reputation of outstanding student achievement. The district has an enrollment of 9,500 students and is located approximately 15 miles east of downtown Houston.
The district has 12 campuses, including a Pre-K center, six elementary schools, one sixth grade center, two junior high campuses, one ninth grade center, one high school an alternative high school and an alternative discipline school.
The district has earned the Met Standard rating under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability system for five consecutive years. Seven Channelview campuses also received special recognition for their exemplary performance in different academic areas.
CISD has a rich history of being “actively engaged in the future of the community”. The district was established in 1937 and at that time employed eight teachers. Today, the district employs the finest employees that are committed to making certain that every child in Channelview receives the best education possible.
Crosby Independent School District
Crosby ISD is nestled in the forested area east of Lake Houston, and is large enough to offer an excellent academic program yet small enough to identify and meet the needs of each of its over 5000 students. In its 7 campuses -1 kindergarten, 4 elementary, a middle and a high school -the district is working hard to provide education that “produces literate, responsible citizens capable of learning and applying academic and social skills successfully in any life setting.” For the 2015-16 academic year, the district earned only exemplary or recognized performance ratings.
More and more families are choosing to settle in the area because of its quality of life and convenience to major work centers, and so Crosby ISD continues to grow. With its dedicated and experienced teaching staff, the district is well suited to keep on providing topflight education.
Galena Park Independent School District
The mission of the educators of Galena Park Independent School District is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. Over 22,500 students are taught in 27 campuses situated along the Houston Ship Channel in east Harris County. There are 2 early childhood centers, 15 elementary schools, 5 middle or intermediate schools, a ninth- grade center, 2 traditional high schools, 1 early college high school and 1 center for at-risk youth.
The Galena Park ISD Education Foundation works to enrich, enhance and maximize the quality of education for all students. With its community, local business and in the district, it has raised over one million dollars since its inception. The foundation has funded innovative teaching grants and furnished student scholarships. With its growing, diverse population Galena Park ISD is leading students to a brighter future.
Goose Creek CISD
One of the largest and fastest-growing districts in Texas, Goose Creek CISD serves 22,748 students in the communities of Baytown and Highlands. The district’s 1 primary school, 16 elementary schools, 5 junior schools and 3 high schools, as well as IMPACT Early College High School, John M. Stuart Career Center, POINT Alternative Center and the Peter E. Hyland Center, provide resources to equip students to be 21st century learners. The district and all schools received a “Met Standard”
rating, the highest rating from the Texas Education Agency for 2016.
GCCISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is rapidly expanding to meet student and workforce needs and to help students obtain credentialing and certifications. Technology is also a priority in Goose Creek CISD. High school students have access to iPads, and teachers use Promethean Boards and iPads to enhance instruction. Robert E. Lee High School was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for making technology a major part of classroom learning.
Huffman Independent School District
The quiet bedroom community of Huffman is located on farm roads 2100 and 1960, thirty miles northeast of Houston in the piney woods of eastern Harris County. Huffman ISD’s enrollment is approximately 3,300 students, and they are spread across 5 campuses: an early childhood center; an elementary school, an intermediate school, a middle school and a high school. All campuses met the academic standards established by the Texas Education Agency in 2016.
Students achieve success both in the classroom and in today’s interconnected world because Huffman ISD’s campuses feature a robust technology environment that continues to be updated and expanded. Students benefit daily from schools blanketed in wireless coverage, high-speed Internet access, interactive whiteboards, mobile devices, and a district wide 2:1 student to computer ratio.
Huffman ISD prides itself on instilling strong character values in their students through high-standard academic instruction, a variety of learning opportunities and extra-curricular participation.
Humble Independent School District
Humble ISD students have a long history of outperforming students in Texas and the nation; once again, the district’s latest accountability rating was Met Standard, the highest possible rating.
An important component in Humble ISD’s success is the support it receives from local businesses and families. The Humble ISD Education Foundation has raised more than $6.74 million to provide innovative and enriching classroom projects. The most significant of these projects is the Humble ISD Insperity Observatory which houses space telescopes under a retractable roof for scientific education and research. In addition, the district benefits from the involvement of its parents. All campuses have active PTA/PTO or PTSA organizations and engaged booster clubs for sports and fine arts groups.
Located 17 miles northeast of downtown Houston, it has 43 campuses more than 40,000 students and over 5,000 employees, who are all working to “develop each child intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically, and socially so that all students are life-long learners, complex thinkers, responsible global citizens and effective communicators.”
New Caney Independent School District
The New Caney Independent School District is “a shining star in Texas education,” and has been the fastest growing Houston-area district for the last 3 years. Located approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston in Montgomery and Harris counties, the district’s students attend classes in 9 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, 1 early college high school, and one alternative education center with students in grades first through twelfth.
NCISD graduates will be equipped to thrive in the REALITY of their future: all third to twelfth grade students are equipped with Chrombooks, teachers have on average 10 years or more of teaching experience; and more than 20% have a Master or Doctorate degree. All schools achieved the met standard seal of approval from the Texas Education Agency.
New Caney ISD seeks to provide an exemplary educational experience in an environment that fosters positive and collaborative relationships between students, staff, families and community members.
Sheldon Independent School District
Sheldon ISD serves a diverse student population of around 8,000 students on 12 campuses in northeast Harris County. By Texas school district standards, it’s small, but it’s growing and the district is working hard to meet the needs of its developing community and continue to prepare its students to excel as productive individuals in the ever-changing global society. Sheldon administrators and educators do this by providing personalized learning experiences in partnership with school, family and come teacher-to-student ratio in core content areas and is continuing to close the performance gap between the demographic populations that it serves. The district received a “Met Standard” rating from the Texas Education Agency, the highest rating given.
Thinking of every child, every day, Sheldon ISD provides personalized learning opportunities to ensure all students graduate college and career ready.
Splendora Independent School District
With 3900+ students in 5 schools, Splendora ISD is the smallest school district in the county, but can provide an education as individual as each child through its numerous educational opportunities in its Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways and early college high school. The district’s personal graduation plan (PGP) initiative allows 5th – 12th grade students, their parents, and a counselor the opportunity to discuss and investigate future career and educational opportunities. The initiative also allows district administrators to anticipate students’ interest levels for courses being offered and plan according to those interests. Additionally, Splendora High School offers 11 career pathways providing students numerous skills and certifications. Maintaining small-school charm, the district provides large-school technology and success. Splendora ISD is looking to become a district of innovation, creating an educational setting where every student is empowered to be self-motivated, confident, an adaptable learner, a critical thinker and a productive citizen.
Spring Independent School District
Spring ISD is focused on its students and grounded in its community partnerships. It serves about 37,000 pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.
Every learner can succeed in Spring, with academic acceleration and enrichment available for the gifted and talented, while special education services are provided for those with disabilities. Bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs are also offered. A renewed focus on literacy for all and an expansion of early childhood programs are both part of the district’s commitment to prepare graduates who are college and career ready. In addition, Spring ISD’s strong performing and visual arts programs continue to be recognized regionally and nationally.
The district’s 38 campuses include 18 schools built within the last decade, as well as numerous renovated ones, ensuring that students have secure, modern facilities in which to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens – ready to contribute, compete, and lead in today’s global society.