Choosing SBISD Schools
- Strategic Plan & Goal
- Student Success
- Our Schools
- Choice Programs
- 2017 Bond Program
About 193,000 district residents live in this region of west Houston which includes the incorporated Memorial Villages and the nearby Energy Corridor. Many families have lived in the Memorial/Spring Branch area all their lives, while others are new to the area. Others choose to return to this school district because they rank high quality education as a top priority for their children.
Spring Branch offers taxpayers every tax exemption allowed by Texas law. Our homeowners have the third lowest tax burden in the Houston area—less than Katy, Spring, Cy-Fair and many other surrounding districts.
Strategic Plan & Goal
SBISD continues to be singularly focused on our T-2-4 goal to ensure Every Child achieves post-secondary success, be it a technical certification or military training, or a 2-year or 4-year degree. To achieve T-2-4, our system is focused on a few key priorities:
At the elementary level, we are focused on literacy, numeracy, social-emotional supports and addressing the needs of our English Learners. At the secondary level, while we continue to prioritize literacy and numeracy, we also are focused on digital expansion and Career & Technical Education (CTE).
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Recent Student and Staff Honors & Accolades:
- $25.6M awarded in student scholarships for the class of 2021
- 720 Advanced Placement® (AP) Scholars Awarded (2019-20)
- 16 National Merit Semifinalists (2020-21)
- 39 Commended Student Scholars (2020-21)
- 12 Hispanic, or Latinx, National Recognition Program finalists (2020)
- 7 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michael G. Meyers Design and Scholarship Competition recognitions (2021)
- Texas Association of Student Councils Sweepstakes Award (Stratford High School, 3rd year --2021)
- Ford Leadership Scholar award (2021)
- 8 Gold Seal medals in state-level Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) --2021
- 6 Texas PTA Reflections Excellence awards (2021)
- 9 National Scholastic Art & Writing medals (2021)
- 8 Region 4 Teacher of the Year Winners (1989-2021)
- 4 Texas Teacher of the Year Winners
- 2 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award for SBISD Educators (Since 2016)
- 9 Texas School Public Relations Association awards (2020-2021)
- 4 National School Public Relations Association awards (2021)
SBISD follows a small neighborhood school concept where attendance areas have been established for each individual school. As an established community, attendance zones rarely change in the school district.
With enrollment of more than 35,000 students, the district is home to 25 elementary schools, seven traditional middle schools, four traditional high schools and several choice program options.
- 5 Schools for Early Learning (pre-K)
- 25 Elementary Schools (grades K-5)
- 7 Traditional Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
- 1 Charter Middle School (grades 6-8)
- 1 Charter Middle/High School (grades 6-12)
- 4 Traditional High Schools (grades 9-12)
Many of SBISD’s schools consistently appear in top national school rankings, ranging from Best High Schools competitions in national magazines to the local nonprofit Children at Risk’s ranking of area secondary and elementary schools, Top High Schools in Science & Mathematics and Best Urban, Comprehensive High Schools.
Our two district charter schools are Westchester Academy for International Studies (WAIS) a combined middle and high school campus offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) academic program, and Cornerstone Academy, an academically rigorous middle school charter.
Spring Branch Academic Institute, a first in the Houston region, serves students identified and tested as highly gifted.
In 2012, SBISD joined with KIPP Houston (KIPP) and YES Prep Public Schools (YES Prep) to form the SKY Partnership, bringing their charter programs to Landrum and Northbrook middle schools and Northbrook High School.
Dual Language Programs from prekindergarten through fifth grade are offered at Cedar Brook Elementary, Pine Shadows and Sherwood elementary schools. Dual language programs are also offered at several district secondary schools.
SBISD provides full-day prekindergarten for all in-district students. Five separate Schools for Early Learning are designed especially for 4-year-olds and prekindergarten classes are also offered at several elementary schools. Students who meet state eligibility requirements attend prekindergarten at no cost while others attend at low comparable monthly cost. A pre-K 3 program was added in 2017-18.
2017 Bond Program
In November, 2017, SBISD voters approved an $898.4 million bond program, by an 80-percentage-point margin. The bond program extends the work of our 2007 Bond to continue rebuilding the district’s aging schools and to provide district-wide improvements to all Spring Branch ISD campuses.