The Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) encompasses about 44 square miles of wooded suburbs and vibrant business and retail districts located west of downtown Houston along Interstate 10, also known as the Katy Freeway.
About 188,000 district residents live in this region of west Houston and in the incorporated villages of Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Hilshire, Hunters Creek, Piney Point and Spring Valley.
The district’s dedication to the small neighborhood school concept has contributed to the success and resilience of SBISD’s schools and neighborhoods.
Today, SBISD is comprised of five Schools for Early Learning (pre-K), 26 traditional elementary schools, seven regular middle schools and four regular high schools. SBISD provides full-day kindergarten for all in-district students. In addition, the district operates an exemplary rated charter middle school, a highly regarded charter middle and high school campus, as well as an alternative/virtual middle and high school facility.
In addition, the district offers an expanding variety of campus-based programs of choice. These include a K-5th grade School for Highly Gifted Students; two public charter middle school programs (KIPP Courage College Prep at Landrum Middle School and YES Prep Northbrook at Northbrook Middle School); three middle school dual language programs: and three PreK-5th grade elementary dual language programs.
SBISD remains recognized as one of the top public school districts in the nation with consistent college-readiness indicators exceeding regional, state and national averages. More than 80 percent of SBISD students take the SAT or ACT, exceeding both state and national averages. The district has one of the higher student participation rates regionally on these important assessments.