The Spring Independent School District serves over 36,000 students in a diverse and growing district located 20 miles north of downtown Houston in an urban area of Harris County that spans 57 square miles.
The district’s 37 campuses include 18 schools constructed during the last decade and numerous renovations, which ensure that learning takes place in secure, technologically advanced and well-maintained facilities.
The campuses include three comprehensive high schools classified as 6A. An early college academy, a high-school career academy and a virtual school program offer choice and flexibility. In addition, the district has six sixth- through eighth-grade middle schools, one middle school of choice that focuses on math, science and fine arts, and 25 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary schools.
The Spring ISD instructional approach allows for students to excel academically, socially and in extracurricular activities. Curricula used districtwide reflect the district’s belief in a strong academic foundation in the core subject areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
Instructional services are provided for identified students with various needs. Academic acceleration and enrichment are available for the gifted and talented. Special education services are provided for students with disabilities. Bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language education are available for students who require assistance while learning the English language.
College and career readiness is a key priority for the district; therefore, every comprehensive high school offers a variety of technical courses and dual credit courses. These programs prepare students for vocational certifications and give students a head start in college.
The district also provides Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) testing for all high school students free of charge. The PSAT serves as preparation for the SAT and as a qualifying examination for numerous scholarship programs, including the National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, the PSAT can be used to identify students who may be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The Early College Academy at Southridge provides students with an opportunity to get a head start on their college aspirations. Many teens are able to graduate with a high-school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously, effectively saving them thousands of dollars in college tuition.
In addition, Spring ISD offers fine arts programs that are designed to enrich the lives of students through art, dance, music, theater and speech. The district has enjoyed a long history of success in the fine arts with groups and individuals being recognized for regional, state and national honors.
For more information call 281-891-6000 or visit the district’s website at www.springisd.org.