Conroe ISD has long been recognized for its excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Additionally, its schools are known to embrace technology and innovative teaching strategies.
They boast a low tax rate and high teacher pay and benefits packages, as well as offering scholarships to graduating students who intend on becoming teachers; helping with tuition fees, books and tuition assistance as needed.
Conroe ISD SSO boasts many highly ranked public schools. According to Niche rankings, Mccullough Junior High School and David Elementary school both earned #117 overall testing rankings (based on math and reading proficiency scores).
Students enrolled in this district are extremely diverse; approximately 60 percent of its teachers and students belong to minority groups, with 60 percent Hispanic or Latino individuals represented among teachers and students in this school district.
CISD strives to give its students and teachers access to the highest-quality resources. By offering staff development education and models, CISD equips teachers with everything they need for efficient teaching practices in classroom environments.
As well as academic achievement, the district emphasizes social and emotional learning – which was part of its curriculum and culture long before COVID-19 became widespread. Students within this district can access counseling and support services at every campus and school as well as the Career Technical Education program that offers various courses that meet individual interests.
The District operates 65 public schools serving 67,761 students at an approximate student-teacher ratio of 16:1.
CISD’s athletic program is dedicated to the pursuit of victory with pride and dignity, abiding by competition rules and sportsmanship standards, and producing champions for life. Their teams consistently perform at local and State levels with numerous titles won along with eight Lone Star Cup wins from UIL 6-A competition.
At CISD, teachers both new and seasoned can take advantage of numerous professional development opportunities to support the implementation of instructional best practices. These initiatives allow them to discover different approaches and perspectives on teaching and learning and share this knowledge among themselves and peers – contributing towards deeper understandings in terms of curriculum/content knowledge, student achievement/assessment metrics, leadership styles and much more.
Fine Arts Excellence
Conroe school district students benefit from competitive academic programs, athletic teams and an impressive fine arts curriculum. Niche named Conroe as both Best Place to Teach and best district for student athletes in Montgomery County; moreover it received Texas Education Agency District of Distinction status in Visual Arts Education 2022.
District residents also boast an exceptional performing arts community, with over 65% of high school students participating in music classes. Castleberry High School’s varsity level mariachi and wind ensemble made history this year by qualifying for the 2023 UIL State Mariachi Festival, earning straight 1’s at Region 30 Concert and Sight-Reading Contest and receiving straight 1s at its competition!
SFDRCISD is proud to demonstrate our appreciation for teachers by participating in the 86th Texas Legislature’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA). This program grants districts extra funding for teaching critical content areas like mathematics, science, social studies, language arts & reading as well as fine arts/aesthetics. In order for districts to qualify for this additional funding they must implement a strong, comprehensive teacher evaluation system which measures growth for content area educators as well as ensure they have enough time and resources available to them so their students thrive and develop.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a locally-directed non-profit organization that brings community resources into schools to assist students in staying and succeeding academically. Programs within Communities In Schools focus on meeting all student needs that impede learning; tutoring, academic assistance, counseling mentorship life skills training financial aid awareness college preparation scholarships career education as well as services for teen parents are available locally.
Every Christmas, the CIS program brings joy to children who otherwise might go without. Merchants, community members and students join together in collecting, wrapping and delivering these presents.