Spring Branch Independent School District
Located along Interstate 10 in West Houston, the Spring Branch Independent School District encompasses 44 square miles and includes portions of Houston and the incorporated villages of Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Hilshire, Hunters Creek, Piney Point, and Spring Valley. The district’s school board was recognized last year as the Region IV Honor Board of the Year and one of the top 5 in Texas.
They are also known for educational excellence, Spring Branch ISD attracts families who place a high priority on quality education. The U.S. Department of Education has recognized 18 campuses -Bunker Hill, Frostwood, Hunters Creek, Memorial Drive, Nottingham, Ridgecrest, Rummel Creek, Spring Shadows, and Wilchester elementary schools; Memorial, Northbrook, Spring Branch, Spring Forest and Spring Oaks Middle schools; and Memorial, Northbrook, Spring Woods & Stratford high schools-for being among the best in the nation. SBISD also offers a high-achieving charter middle school for grades 6-8 and a charter middle/high school focused on international studies for grades 6-12 that offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program. Special programs include full-day pre-kindergarten. The district also has some unique facilities such as the Robert Vines Science Center & Arboretum, a complete ecological teaching center that is free to the public, the W.W. Emmons Natatorium, a coliseum that can accommodate more than 1,000 people, and Darrell Tully Stadium, featuring seating for 15,000 and an Astroturf playing surface. This district’s Altheretta Yeargin Art Museum houses a donated collection of art and artifacts valued at more than $2,000,000.00, comprising over 600 works from around the world. Spring Branch offers taxpayers every tax exemption allowed by state law resulting in lower school taxes for homeowners. School funding sources are 70 percent local and 29 percent state. 713-464-1511 visit www.springbranchisd.com.