The Spring Independent School District serves over 36,500 pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade 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 is working toward being recognized nationally as a leader among learning organizations and known for exemplary student achievement by the year 2015.
“To achieve our vision, we are in the process of transforming the district into a learning organization where the focus is on providing 21st century learning opportunities that are engaging, meaningful and challenging for students,” said Dr. Ralph H. Draper, superintendent.
The Spring ISD instructional approach allows for students to excel academically, socially and in extracurricular activities. Curricula used districtwide reflects the district’s belief in a strong academic foundation in the core subject areas of math, science, language arts 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.
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.
The district’s 38 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 5A, an early college academy, and a high-school career academy where students take courses that are aligned with career interests. 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, one pre-kindergarten through second-grade primary school, one third- through fifth-grade intermediate school, and 24 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary schools, which include the district’s LEED Gold Certified school.
Additionally, the Spring ISD Virtual School program offers core-subject and elective courses taught by certified Spring ISD teachers in a monitored online learning environment for students in grades 7 through 12.