Humble Independent School District
Humble Independent School District began over 100 years ago as a one-room school house with twelve students, a teacher and a four-month school term.
Today, with 43 campuses, more than 39,000 students and over 5,000 employees, Humble ISD is nationally recognized for the outstanding education it offers to students. Humble ISD is listed among the 25 fastest growing school districts in Texas, and is currently the 31st largest district in the state.
Humble ISD covers a 90+ square mile area and includes the communities of Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Fall Creek, Eagle Springs, among others. Located about 17 miles northeast of downtown Houston and just minutes away from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the suburban area is largely residential. However, a major mall and plenty of nearby stores and restaurants are convenient to those who prefer to stay close to home.
Humble ISD students have a long history of outperforming students in Texas and the nation.The district's rating for 2014 by the Texas Education Agency is Met Standard, the highest rating possible. All of the district's schools have earned the Met Standard rating.
In 2014, 30 students received National Merit Scholar recognition in the achievement, commended, semifinalist, and finalist categories.
On the 2014 SAT, our students scored 55 points above the average Texas student.On state-mandated academic assessment tests, Humble ISD students traditionally score among the highest in Texas. Also, results of college entrance exams show district students scoring well above state and national averages. Surveys indicate that approximately 85% of our students plan to continue their education following graduation.
The Humble ISD community has enjoyed a long and successful commitment to excellence in Texas education, owing in part to the support of our families and business partners. A perfect example of this close and dynamic relationship is the Humble ISD Education Foundation, created in 1999 with $46,000 in donations. Today, through the help of generous supporters, more than $6.74 million in funds has been raised to provide the innovative and enriching projects taking place in our classrooms every day. A crowning achievement, the Administaff Humble ISD Observatory, houses four telescopes, a retractable roof, a teaching classroom and Internet capability. Humble ISD is one of a very few school districts in the United States to have its own observatory.
An exceptionally large number of parents support teachers by volunteering their time at our schools, and the Humble Council of PTAs plays a vital role in the success of our students. All campuses have active PTA/PTO or PTSA organizations and actively engaged booster clubs for sports and fine arts groups. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children's education. As our mission states, our purpose, in partnership with families and community, is to develop each child intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically, and socially so that all students are life-long learners, complex thinkers, responsible global citizens and effective communicators.