Primary & Secondary Education

Galveston County is home to 8 public school districts.

Clear Creek Independent School District

Clear Creek Independent School District

  • Serves over 41,000 students
  • 5,000 staff members
  • 5 High Schools, 10 Intermediary Schools, 26 Elementary Schools, 3 Alternative Schools.
  • 3 High Schools ranked among the top high schools in the nation by US News and World Reports
  • Ranked the best large school district in the Houston Metro Area by the Houston Chronicle and Children at Risk Non-profit.
  • 2 Elementary Schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools
  • Specialty Career and Technical Education courses in a wide variety of areas, including automotive technology, biotechnology, broadband communications, robotics, metal manufacturing, and many others.
  • Visit Clear Creek ISD’s website at www.ccisd.net

Dickinson Independent School District

Dickinson Independent School District

  • Serves 10,000 students
  • 1,350 staff members
  • 11 Schools
  • Meets the Standards of the Texas Education Agency
  • 2015-2016 College Board of Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll
  • Superior Rating in the Texas Education Agency FIRST Financial Accountability Review
  • Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Gold Member for high standards of online financial transparency.
  • Offers a wide variety of Career and Technical Education courses through partnership with the College of the Mainland, including programs in welding, certified nursing assistant, and pharmacy technician.
  • In August 2016, the district opened the Dickinson ISD STEM Academy focusing on grades fifth through sixth.
  • Visit Dickinson ISD’s website at www.dickinsonisd.org

Friendswood Independent School District

Friendswood Independent School District

  • Serves 6,100+ students
  • 800 staff members
  • 6 schools
  • Award winning: UIL Lone Star Cup, Champion Texas Academic Decathlon, Newsweek America’s Top New Schools, National School of Character, Texas Honors Circle Campus Award
  • Named as 2017 Best School District in the Houston Metro Area by Niche.
  • School board implemented a Character Ed program that led to Westwood Elementary to be named the first State School of Character.
  • Offers wide variety of STEM courses as well as a number of courses in career and technical areas through their Career and Technical Program and Project Lead the Way.
  • Visit Friendswood ISD’s website at www.myfisd.com

Galveston Independent School District

Galveston Independent School District

  • Serves 6,700+ students
  • 1032 staff members
  • 6 Elementary Schools
  • 7 Middle Schools
  • 2 High Schools
  • Meets the Standards of the Texas Education Agency
  • Ball High School’s Robotics Team was the 2016 World Champion at the VEX Worlds competition
  • Ball High School was the first school in Texas to implement the “IncubaTOR” business entrepreneurship curriculum.
  • In partnership with Galveston College, Ball High School offers a wide variety of programs to prepare them for life after college, including dual credit courses and professional certifications through their Career and Technical Education Department.
  • Students in Galveston who attend a Galveston high school are able to take advantage of the Universal Access program, which allows them to attend Galveston College tuition free.
  • Visit Galveston ISD’s website at www.gisd.org

High Island Independent School District

High Island Independent School District

  • 140+ students
  • 3 schools
  • 20+ Staff members
  • STEM Programs offered along with other career oriented classes through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs at the secondary level.
  • Advance Placement (AP) and College credit courses offered at the secondary level.
  • High Island High School participates in the Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Program on the Bolivar Peninsula.
  • Visit High Island ISD’s website at www.highislandisd.com

Hitchcock Independent School District

Hitchcock Independent School District

  • Serves over 1,502 students
  • 260 staff members
  • 5 schools
  • Partner with College of the Mainland in offering Career and Technical Education (CTE) course in Welding, Cosmetology, and Health Science. Also, CTE courses in Law Enforcement, Culinary Arts, Auto-Tech, Agriculture, and Business/Marketing are offered.
  • Along with extensive CTE opportunities, Dual Credit courses are offered through the College of the Mainland at a reduced cost to students with transportation to and from class provided.
  • The Hitchcock ISD Education Foundation is extremely active in providing support and funding for educational programs, activities, and scholarships. It recent years as funding has increased the results have been clear in improvements in student achievement and skill development, staff excellence, and expanded community involvement.
  • Visit Hitchcock ISD’s website at www.hitchcockisd.org

Santa Fe Independent School District

Santa Fe Independent School District

  • Serves 4,800 students
  • 635 staff members
  • 4 Schools
    • 2 Elementary Schools
    • Santa Fe Junior High
    • Santa Fe High School
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Schoolwide Program at Santa Fe Junior High and Santa Fe High School.
  • Over the past 5 years, Santa Fe ISD teachers have been awarded over $450,000 in grants.
  • Over 60 Career &Technology Education (CTE) course are over at ISD with over 1,700 students are enrolled in these courses.
    • CTE courses cover subject matters such Agriculture, Engineering, Health Science, Nursing, Welding, Automotive technology and numerous others.
  • Students have opportunities for Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) courses as well as AP/Dual credit courses
    • 21,300+ students enrolled in Pre-Advance Placement courses
    • 800+ students enrolled in AP/Dual credit courses
  • Visit Santa Fe ISD’s website at www.sfisd.org

Texas City Independent School District

Texas City Independent School District

  • Serves 6,200+ students
  • 1,000 staff members
  • 14 Schools
  • TCISD Industrial Trades Center opened in January 2017. 
    • Offers high school students courses in construction, welding and pipe-fitting, automotive technology, machining and instrumentation, and electrical technology.
    • All students in the programs will have an opportunity to recieve certifications on heavy equipment simulators including: mobile cranes, excavators, bull dozers, and fork lifts.
  • 2015-2016 College Board of Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll
  • Offers courses and curriculum to enhance STEM education and opportunities for students through Project Lead the Way.
  • Visit Texas City ISD’s website at www.tcisd.org

Private Schools

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