The Friendswood Independent School District was established on December 21, 1948. The district covers 15 square miles and borders the Alvin, Pearland and Clear Creek school districts. A Quaker heritage that focused on church, family and schools still remains as a way of life for the community of Friendswood and it still continues to shape the character of the area. Education is a top priority and Friendswood ISD is an award-winning district with quality faculty and staff and tremendous community involvement. Leading by example, FISD continues to be recognized in the area as well as in the state for test scores and accountability ratings. Its Academic Decathlon Team is known nationally and has more than a decade of consecutive State championships.
FISD has been named the fifth most efficient Texas School District by the Texas Business Coalition. Friendswood High School was named 1 of 13 Top High Schools in the State as well as 1 of 10 Top High Schools in the Houston area. The Band, Choir and Drama Departments have been awarded exceptional honors annually. FISD developed and put into place a pre-engineering program that is now part of both the high school and junior high. Partnerships with NASA based businesses and corporate programs continue to enrich the innovative, rigorous academic programs. Athletics in FISD are strong and State competitive. Leading to Achieve Excellence is not only a theme for the district but a reality for its students.
The Clear Creek Independent School District is home to explorers and adventurers! Nestled along the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and the boating waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Clear Creek ISD proudly serves the educational growth of more than 39,000 students and continues to be one of the most desirable places to raise a family in the Greater Houston area. Clear Creek ISD is the 29th largest school district in Texas, out of 1,031 districts.
Our district spans 103 square miles, 13 municipalities, and two counties (Harris and Galveston). We are governed by a high performing Board of Trustees, seven elected community members representing areas of the district. We pride ourselves on involving our stakeholders in making curriculum, finance, and policy decisions, and all of our decisions are made with the best interest of children in mind.
The mission of the Clear Creek Independent School District, a diverse community unified by a spirit of exploration and excellence, is to develop students who will lead the way to the future by educating and equipping them with the skills necessary to excel in the 21st century through a system characterized by meaningful community relationships and a comprehensive curriculum facilitated by a highly qualified team committed to Courage, Collaboration, Innovation, and Self-Direction.
CCISD Students and Staff
CCISD students outperform their state-wide peers on all Texas standardized tests and college readiness indicators. We have a stellar record of continuous improvement and we are passionate about eliminating the achievement gap among all student groups. Our passion has proven results with 96% of all students passing TAKS in reading and writing, 98% in social studies, 93% in math, and 93% in science. (* based on 2011 TAKS scores) Clear Creek ISD is comprised of 26 elementary, 10 intermediate, and 7 high schools. Each campus is led by a team of experienced and compassionate administrators, teachers and support personnel.