Texas Education Agency Exemplary Rated District
Welcome to Friendswood Independent School District
Superintendent of Schools: Trish Hanks
School aged children living in Friendswood, Texas, located in the Clear Lake area 25 miles south of Houston, attend one of two school districts which include Clear Creek Independent School District (Clear Creek ISD or CCISD) or Friendswood Independent School District (Friendswood ISD or FISD). Those who live south of Clear Creek attend Friendswood ISD.
Named the fifth most efficient Texas School District by the Texas Business Coalition, Friendswood Independent School District (Friendswood ISD or FISD) strives to lead by example in academic strength. This is seen through their Academic Decathlon Team that is nationally known and has won more than a decade of consecutive state championships. Through a partnership with NASA based businesses, FISD has developed a pre-engineering program that is part of the high school and junior high program serving to promote innovation through rigorous academic programs.
Friendswood Independent School District offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to enhance and enrich student's academic programs. Friendswood ISD goes the extra mile to ensure that students with the lack of language skills will not be a barrier during admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. The staff at FISD take pride in their careers to ensure outstanding learning experiences for each and every student. The developement of productive citizens with a variety of interests, abilities, and experiences is the main goal of the FISD.
Earning a Recognized rating in the state's accountability system, FISD schools are consistant at scoring at the highest levels on state and nationally standardized tests. The rate at which seniors from Friendswood Independent School District who plan to continue higher education is 94.5% and the graduation rate is 97.4%.