Financial Honors

A Responsible Steward

SBISD continues to be a responsible steward of community tax dollars. The Finance Department consistently earns state and national awards for its sound practices.

Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) - Superior Achievement (15 Years)

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - Government Finance Officers Association (7 Years)

Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) - Government Finance Officers Association (Multiple Years)

Award of Merit for Purchasing and Operations - Texas Association of School Business Officials (4 Years)

Standards of Excellence Award - Texas Association for School Nutrition (for Child Nutrition Services)

Low tax rate. Full exemptions.

Not only is Spring Branch ISD's total tax rate of $1.3945 one of the lowest in the area, but the district is one of only a few to offer every exemption allowed by law, including the full 20 percent Homestead Exemption.

This exemption lowers the tax burden for district residents and our senior citizens can "freeze" their tax bill whenever they file their Over 65 Exemption.

For the owners of a $500,000 home that qualifies for full exemptions, the estimated 2016 tax bill is $5,229. Of that $5,229 in tax, about $889 (17 percent), will go to the state in the form of recapture/Robinhood.

Area Tax Burden Comparison

Katy $7,204
Fort Bend $6,365
Alief $6,199
Cy Fair $5,400
SBISD $5,229
Houston $4,525

Based on the Value of a $500,000 Home w/ Exemptions