Fort Bend ISD Vision
Fort Bend ISD students will acquire knowledge, develop skills and build character so that they will lead productive, fulfilling and moral lives.
Fort Bend ISD Mission
Fort Bend ISD will actively involve all stakeholders in achieving student success.
Fort Bend Independent School District
The same desire for excellence in education that led the communities of Missouri City and Sugar Land to consolidate their school districts in 1959 continues to draw parents to Fort Bend ISD. Though our communities have seen many changes since 1959, Fort Bend ISD's commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities remains strong. As the 9th largest and one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Texas, Fort Bend ISD has seen its enrollment climb to over 60,000 students during the 2003-04 school year. Spanning 174 square miles, the district encompasses the incorporated cities of Missouri City, Sugar Land, Arcola, Meadows Place, small sections of Houston and Richmond, and the communities of Clodine, DeWalt, Rosharon and Fresno.
Fort Bend ISD has a strong focus on its bottom line - student achievement. In 2002, the district was named a Recognized District by the Texas Education Agency for the second consecutive year, making it one of the largest public school districts in Texas to receive that honor. In fact, 70% of the district's campuses received an Exemplary or Recognized rating from the Texas Education Agency in 2002, with many more campuses only a fraction away from a higher rating. Among its many honors, FBISD had 73 National Merit Semifinalists in 2002. First Colony Middle School and Elkins High School are among a select group of secondary schools selected as Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education. Austin High School and Clements High School have both been recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine in its list of the top 10 high schools in the state of Texas. The district has been named one of the Top 100 School Districts in the Nation for a Fine Arts Education, according to a nation-wide survey of public and private school programs.
To serve its growing population, the district has nine high schools, 11 middle schools and 36 elementary campuses. To address a variety of vocational interests as well as special learning needs, the district also has a Technical Education Center, the M.R. Wood Alternative Education Center, and the Progressive High School. The district's 37th elementary school is under construction in Sienna Plantation, and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2004.
One of the district's greatest strengths lies in its multicultural diversity. Students in FBISD schools represent countries from around the world, and over 80 different languages are spoken by students and their families.
Parent and community support plays an integral role in the district's commitment to academic excellence. The district's Partners In Education (PIE) program, a coordinated effort of Volunteers in Public Schools, the School-Business Partnership, and the Fort Bend Education Foundation, continues to develop new and creative ways for our community to become partners in student success. Through the program, volunteers join forces to provide a myriad of services to the district and its campuses. The Fort Bend Education Foundation has awarded almost $870,000 in grants to teachers and schools throughout the district since its beginning in 1992.
Fort Bend ISD is also the largest employer in Fort Bend County, with more than 7,500 district employees. For more information about Fort Bend ISD, call the Fort Bend ISD Community Relations and Partnerships Department at 281-634-1100.
Fort Bend Independent School District is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 60
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