Education & Schools

The Friendswood area is served by 2 Public School Districts.

  1. Friendswood
  2. Clear Creek

Friendswood High SchoolFriendswood Independent School District

The Friendswood Independent School District (FISD) was established on December 21, 1948. The district covers 15 square miles and borders the Alvin, Pearland and Clear Creek school districts.

A Quaker heritage that focused on church, family and schools still remains as a way of life for the community of Friendswood and it still 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.

Accomplishments & Recognition

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 5th most efficient Texas School District by the Texas Business Coalition.
  • 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.
  • FISD developed and put into place a pre-engineering program that is now part of both the high school and junior high.
  • Partnerships with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) based businesses and corporate programs continue to enrich the innovative, rigorous academic programs.
  • Athletics in FISD are strong and state competitive.

Journey to Excellence is not only a theme for the district but a reality for its students.

Extracurricular Activities

FISD schools offer numerous extracurricular activities including:

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Clubs
  • Drama and musical productions
  • Service organizations

The junior high and high school also compete in academic contests including: Academic Decathlon and Octathlon, speech, debate, and also participate in competitive sports governed by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). A comprehensive athletic program is available to students in grades 7 through 12.

All campuses have active parent organizations that support various school activities.

For More Information

Please visit the FISD website for complete information about student participation at the high school level, or for information on:

  • Athletics Department
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Friendswood High School (FHS) Musical Archives
  • Wranglerettes
  • Other high school clubs and organizations