Education & Schools
The Friendswood area is served by 2 Public School Districts.
Friendswood 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.
FISD schools offer numerous extracurricular activities including:
- 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
- Friendswood High School (FHS) Musical Archives
- Other high school clubs and organizations
Clear Creek Independent School District
The Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) is home to explorers and adventurers and is Leading the Way in the 21st Century! Nestled along the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and the boating waters of the Gulf of Mexico, CCISD proudly serves the educational growth of more than 39,000 students and continues to be one of the most desirable places to raise a family in the Greater Houston area.
CCISD is the 29th largest school district in Texas, out of 1,031 districts. Our district employs more than 5,500 persons (2,700 of which are teachers), and spans 103 square miles, 13 municipalities, and two counties (Harris and Galveston). We are governed by a high performing Board of Trustees, seven elected community members representing areas of the district. We pride ourselves on involving our stakeholders in making curriculum, finance, and policy decisions, and all of our decisions are made with the best interest of children in mind.
CCISD is comprised of 26 elementary, 9 intermediate, and 6 high schools . Each campus is led by a team of experienced and compassionate administrators, teachers and support personnel. CCISD is meeting the needs of community growth with the construction of new schools. In the fall of 2010, CCISD opened its 7th high school and 10th intermediate. These two schools complete the first Education Village in Texas. The Education Village includes an elementary, intermediate, and a high school on one piece of land.
In addition to its regular educational programs, the District offers comprehensive, award-winning programs in the areas of:
- Bilingual education
- Career and technical education
- Compensatory education
- Gifted and talented education
- Special education
The district is equally strong in fine arts and is known for top quality athletic programs. Support from community and outstanding parent teacher association volunteers and booster clubs is exceptional providing an extra element of school and civic pride.
CCISD is also recognized for superior financial management by state, national, and international organizations. CCISD especially appreciates its business and community partnerships and their substantial contributions to the district’s quality programs and recognized academic achievements.
The mission of the Clear Creek Independent School District, a diverse community unified by a spirit of exploration and excellence, is to develop students who will lead the way to the future by educating and equipping them with the skills necessary to excel in the 21st century through a system characterized by meaningful community relationships and a comprehensive curriculum facilitated by a highly qualified team committed to:
- And Self-Direction
For More Information
For more information, visit the CCISD website.