Fort Bend Independent School District

The Fort Bend Independent School District (FB ISD) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009-2010. It was established in 1959 and at that time had seven campuses and 2,700 students. Today, it is responsible for 69 campuses and a student enrollment of almost 69,000.

FBISD is the 7th largest school district in the state of Texas (out of 1,037 school districts) and is the largest employer in Fort Bend County. It is the third largest school system in the Houston – Sugar Land – Baytown metropolitan area. It has 11 high schools, 13 middle schools and 45 elementary campuses. It also has a Technical Center, the M.R. Wood Alternative Education Center, and the Progressive High School. The areas covered by FBISD include some of the wealthiest regions in Fort Bend County, and each house or residential area is assigned to an elementary school, a middle school and a high school.

Seventy percent of the Fort Bend Independent School District was given an Exemplary rating by the Texas Education Agency in 2002 and was ranked in the Top 100 for a Fine Arts education, based on a nationwide survey of public and private schools.

As provided for by the Texas Education Agency, the FB ISD offers free transportation for students who attend schools that are located more than two miles from their homes, and for students who may be exposed to hazardous traffic. Paid transportation can be provided for students who live less than two miles from their schools on an availability basis.

For information on FBISD: http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/; tel: 281-634-1000

For information on any of the schools or campuses covered by the Fort Bend Independent School District, you can visit: http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/campuses.cfm.
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