Fort Bend Independent School District - Texas (2024)

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Fort Bend Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in SUGAR LAND, TX. It has 79,660 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

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(281) 634-1000

16431 LEXINGTON BLVD
SUGAR LAND, TX 77479

About Fort Bend Independent School District...

  • AP Offered
  • Gifted Prog. Offered
  • Texas
  • Sugar Land

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Elementary Schools in Fort Bend Independent School District

  • gradeASienna Crossing Elementary SchoolRating 2.5 out of 5 2 reviews
  • gradeAColony Meadows Elementary SchoolRating 1.67 out of 5 6 reviews
  • gradeADonald Leonetti Elementary School
  • gradeAAnne McCormick Sullivan Elementary School
  • gradeAWalker Station Elementary School

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading

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61%

Percent Proficient - Math

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48%

Average Graduation Rate

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94%

Average SAT

Average SAT composite score out of 1600, as reported by Niche users from this school.

1220

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Average ACT

Average ACT composite score out of 36, as reported by Niche users from this school.

27

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Diversity

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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.

Students

79,660

Free or Reduced Lunch

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37.2%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio

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18:1

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17:1

Average Teacher Salary

$61,030

Teachers in First/Second Year

8.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student

$10,240/ student

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$12,239

Education Expenses

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    59%

  • Support Services

    39%

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    2%

Living in the Area

Sugar Land

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Median Household Income

$132,247

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$75,149

Median Rent

$1,868

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$1,268

Median Home Value

$387,900

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$281,900

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FAQs

Is Fort Bend ISD a good district? ›

Fort Bend Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in SUGAR LAND, TX. It has 79,660 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

Why was Fort Bend Superintendent fired? ›

"It boils down to personality conflicts between our president, our secretary and perhaps another," Davison Malone said. Malone said Board President Judy Dae offered Whitbeck an ultimatum that led to the superintendent's retirement. Other school board members intervened before Malone could elaborate.

What is the most diverse school in Fort Bend ISD? ›

Kempner High School

#1 Most Diverse Public High Schools in Fort Bend County.

What happened to Christie Whitbeck? ›

Whitbeck has kept herself busy since she left Fort Bend ISD five months ago. A resignation she regrets, but one she says had to be made because of some board members. "I kept thinking about, do I really want to be around some of these people that are so deceptive, and I'll go as strong as to say, 'evil," Whitbeck said.

What is the 7th largest school district in Texas? ›

As the 7th largest school district in Texas, FBISD currently has 75 campuses including 11 high schools, 14 middle schools, 46 elementary schools, and 4 unique secondary campuses (the Technical Education Center, Ferndell Henry Center for Learning, M.R.

What is the #1 school district in Houston? ›

Katy Independent School District

#1 Best School Districts in Houston Area.

How much does the Fbisd superintendent make? ›

Marc Smith Approved as Fort Bend ISD's New Superintendent with a $410K Salary Amid Leadership Turmoil.

Who is the new superintendent of Fort Bend ISD? ›

Marc Smith, Superintendent of FBISD. Dr. Marc Smith started his career as a classroom teacher and coach before advancing into campus and district leadership. He has served in public education for over 30 years, nearly 12 of those years serving as superintendent in Duncanville ISD and Marshall ISD.

Who runs Fort Bend County? ›

FORT BEND COUNTY JUDGE KP GEORGE BIO

As the County's top elected official, Judge George presides over the Commissioners Court, which oversees the County's more than 3,000 employees and its nearly 500 million-dollar budget.

What is the ethnicity of Fort Bend ISD? ›

Students at Fort Bend Independent School District

The student body at the schools served by Fort Bend Independent School District is 14.6% White, 27.8% Black, 26.9% Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander, 26.5% Hispanic/Latino, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

How many languages are spoken in Fort Bend, ISD? ›

Over 100 languages and dialects are spoken in our community.

What is the most segregated school district in America? ›

The nation's most segregating school district border divides Rochester from Penfield. In the 1950s and 60s, Rochester saw an influx of black residents seeking manufacturing jobs. Meanwhile, white city-dwellers began to leave for the suburbs. Penfield grew rapidly, and it took steps to safeguard its affluence.

Why was Dr. Whitbeck fired? ›

Ahead of a vote to accept Whitbeck's resignation, Malone said Whitbeck's resignation was the result of “personality conflicts” on the board and an ultimatum delivered by Dae. Whitbeck also said during the meeting that the board “blindsided” her one day after the tax rate election with pressure to step down.

What is the deficit of the Fort Bend ISD? ›

In February, Fort Bend ISD agreed to an audit to address their budget shortfall of $133 million. At the latest meeting in May, a presentation revealed an updated plan that had reduced the deficit by nearly 45 percent.

Who is the superintendent of Katy ISD? ›

Katy ISD officials must make budget reductions as the district moves toward the 2024-25 school year, a move spurred by lack of state legislative action to increase public school funding, Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski said in a March 19 email to parents.

What is the racial makeup of Fort Bend ISD? ›

Students at Fort Bend Independent School District

The student body at the schools served by Fort Bend Independent School District is 14.6% White, 27.8% Black, 26.9% Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander, 26.5% Hispanic/Latino, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

How much debt is Fort Bend ISD in? ›

Outstanding Unlimited Tax Debt
Net Bonded Tax Debt as of June 30, 2023$1,616,683,365
2022-2023 Debt Service (Actual)$123,411,614
Debt Service Payment per Student$1,549.23
2023-2024 Debt Service (Budgeted)$131,771,288
Debt Service Payment (Budgeted) per Student$1,650.52
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What is the Fort Worth ISD ranked? ›

The Fort Worth ISD is now a B-rated District, according to accountability scores released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). “Thanks to the incredible work of our teachers, we have gained 14 points in five years – despite two years of a global pandemic,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner.

Is Fort Bend ISD a district of innovation? ›

The District of Innovation designation allows Fort Bend ISD autonomy from specified state requirements within the Texas Education Code in order to invoke innovative solutions on behalf of students and staff.

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