Cy-Fair Independent School District
www.cfisd.net • 281-897-4000
Twenty miles northwest of downtown Houston, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation, with a student enrollment of almost 115,000. It is the second-largest district in the Houston area, the third-largest in the state, and was awarded the TEA’s highest possible rating of Met Standard for the fourth straight year. CFISD is a destination district for its college/career preparation, extracurricular prowess and award-winning programs. With a diverse student population (students speak more than 100 languages or dialects), it is proof of the visionary work of educators, businesses, organizations and taxpayers who believe in making life better for the next generation: CFISD offers an unparalleled universal public education experience for all children.
A fiscal leader in Texas, the district is one of only three to earn a five-star rating from Texas Smart Schools for all six years of the program. CFISD opened its 11th high school in August and currently has 8 new construction projects and other renovation plans underway.
The professionals at CFISD work to maximize every student’s potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st Century global leaders. The CFISD vision is LEAD: Learn. Empower. Achieve. Dream.
Houston Independent School District
www.houstonisd.org • 713-556-6000
The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. HISD is focused on providing safe, secure schools where students can excel and prepare for college and careers.
The district has at least 28,000 full-time employees, educates more than 215,000 students in 287 schools spread out over 334 square miles. HISD’s property tax rate is the lowest in Harris County and the second lowest among the state’s 12 largest school districts, but 96% of rated HISD schools met state student progress standards, and HISD has reduced students’ drop-out rate by 43% in the last 8 years.
HISD stands out as a district of choice with a robust portfolio of schools, including strong neighborhood campuses, magnet and vanguard schools, charter schools, fine arts and language programs, early college high schools and career academies, and other specialized programs. The district has placed an emphasis on ensuring all students have access to a global education and are prepared to compete and be successful in a global society upon graduation. In fact, the district had 35 schools on The Washington Post’s 2017 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
Klein Independent School District
www.kleinisd.net • 832-249-4000
At Klein Independent School District (Klein ISD), every student enters with a promise and exits with a purpose. Klein ISD achieves this vision by centering on the following five targets: pathways, challenge, equity, leadership, and continuous improvement. As Promise2Purpose investors, district staff focus resources and relationships on three strategic priorities.
The first strategic priority is Reimagine Learning. This priority is defined as personalized learning, a flexible and challenging curriculum, as well as standardized evaluation. Cultivate Talent is our second priority and is achieved through a best-in-class leadership pipeline, feedback loops and self-reflection, as well as targeted professional learning. The final strategic priority is Build Community. We achieve this via relationships, mentoring and partnerships, engaging, educating and equipping families, and through cultural responsiveness.
Ensuring that every student has a clear pathway to success allows the district to personalize learning and ensure that all graduates have a bright future ahead of them. Before graduation, Klein ISD promises students the opportunity to explore and experience various pathways that include not only successful mastery of a guaranteed and viable curriculum, but also coursework and experiences that appeal to students’ unique talents, interests, and abilities.
Klein ISD is comprised of five high schools, 10 intermediate schools, 32 elementary schools, one early childhood/ prekindergarten school, one high school of choice, and two specialized campuses. High school students may also choose to attend the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) Programme or the International Business Academy (IBA) housed on two of the high school campuses.
Considered a fast-growth district, each year hundreds of new families choose to live in Klein because they appreciate its exceptional staff, excellent facilities, outstanding academics, exceptional sports and fine arts programs, active volunteer programs, and emphasis on student safety.
Spring Independent School District
www.springisd.org • 281-891-6000
Spring ISD is focused on preparing each student for success. The district’s strategic plan, EVERY CHILD 2020, outlines an unwavering commitment to meeting every child exactly where he is so that he has what he needs to get where he wants to go, in school and in life.
This diverse and growing district, serves about 37,000 pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students over 38 campuses. Its new vision is guiding Spring Independent School District to be a district of choice known for high-quality academics with innovative and specialized programs that meet the needs of all students in a positive learning environment.
Every learner can succeed in Spring: Academic acceleration and enrichment are 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 strong 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, through art, dance, music, theater and speech programs, Spring ISD students have been recognized regionally and nationally for achievement in the arts.
Tomball Independent School District
www.tomballisd.net • 281-357-3100
The Tomball Independent School District is a highly regarded public school system that maintains a reputation for excellence. Encompassing 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, it is approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. It serves more than 14,800 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in 18 modern, well-equipped facilities that were designed and built with students and their needs in mind. Proactively meeting the needs of this growing area, four of new schools were opened in the last two years.
The district is committed to high student achievement characterized by quality instruction, equality of opportunities and resources, and demonstrated results. And it’s working: Tomball ISD and every one of its campuses exceeded the standard for every index of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). The professionals at Tomball ISD believe that their students will lead in creating the future, and they are working to educate them to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. The students are also enriched through leadership opportunities provided through organizations, clubs, and athletic teams. Learning to be a leader teaches students integrity, honesty, humility, courage, and commitment.