Friendswood Independent School District (FISD)

(Galveston County residents)

A Quaker heritage that focused on church, family and schools remains as a way of life for the community of Friendswood and it continues to shape the character of the area. Education is a top priority and FISD 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 Most Efficient Texas School District by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 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. Friendswood High School has won the coveted Lone Star Cup for two consecutive years.

FISD developed and put into place a pre-engineering program that is now part of both the high school and junior high school. 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 a Mission Statement for the district and a reality for its students.

FISD Information and Facilities

School Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month, call first to verify.
Trish Hanks, Superintendent of Schools.

Central Administration Building
302 Laurel Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546

Bales Intermediate School (grades 4-6)
211 Stadium Ln.
Friendswood, TX 77546

C.W. Cline Elementary School (grades K-3)
505 Briarmeadow
Friendswood, TX 77546

Friendswood High School (grades 9-12)
702 Greenbriar
Friendswood, TX 77546

Friendswood Junior High School (grades 6-8)
1000 Mansion Pkwy.
Friendswood, TX 77546

Westwood Elementary School (grades K-3)
506 W. Edgewood
Friendswood, TX 77546

Windsong Intermediate School (grades 4-5)
2100 W. Parkwood (FM 528
Friendswood, TX 77546

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD)

(Harris County residents)

The Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) is home to explorers and adventurers and is Leading the Way in the 21st Century! 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 38,000 students every year 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. The district employs more than 5,500 persons – 2,750 are teachers – and spans 103 square miles, 13 municipalities, and two counties (Harris and Galveston). Governed by a high performing Board of Trustees, Clear Creek ISD prides itself on involving all stakeholders in making curriculum, finance and policy decisions, all of which are made with the best interest of children in mind.

Clear Creek ISD is comprised of 26 elementary, ten intermediate and seven high schools. Each campus is led by a team of experienced and compassionate administrators, teachers and support personnel. CCISD is home to the state’s first Education Village. Ranked among the top ten construction projects in Texas, the village includes an elementary, intermediate and a high school on one piece of land. This pre-K-12 campus includes shared and multi-use facilities that have been created with a community of learners in mind.

CCISD students outperform their state-wide peers on all Texas standardized tests and college readiness indicators. It has a stellar record of continuous improvement and is passionate about eliminating the achievement gap among all student groups. Their passion has proven results with 96 percent of all students passing TAKS in reading and writing, 98 percent in social studies, 93 percent in math, and 93 percent in science (based on 2011 TAKS scores).

In addition to its regular educational programs, the district offers comprehensive, award-winning programs in the areas of career and technical education, special education, bilingual education, compensatory education, and gifted and talented education. The district is equally strong in fine arts and is known for top quality athletic programs. Support from community and outstanding parent teacher association volunteers and booster clubs is exceptional, providing an extra element of school and civic pride.

CCISD is recognized for superior financial management by state, national and international organizations. Clear Creek ISD especially appreciates its business and community partnerships and their substantial contributions to the district’s quality programs and recognized academic achievements.

CCISD Information and Facilities

School Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month, call first to verify.
Greg Smith, Superintendent of Schools

Brookside Intermediate School (grades 6-8)
3535 E. Parkwood (FM 528)
Friendswood, TX 77546

Clear Brook High School (grades 9-12)
4607 FM 2351
Friendswood, TX 77546

Education Center
2425 E. Main St.,
League City, TX 77573

Wedgewood Elementary School (grades PreK-5)
4000 Friendswood Link Rd.
Friendswood, TX 77546