Humble Independent School District began over 100 years ago as a one-room school house with twelve students, a teacher and a four-month school term.
Today, with 41 schools, more than 38,000 students and over 5,000 employees, Humble ISD is nationally recognized for the outstanding education it offers to students. Humble ISD is listed among the 25 fastest growing school districts in Texas, and is currently the 31st largest district in the state.
Frequently Requested Demographic Information about Humble ISD
Information is from the most recently published state report, which came out in 2013 and reflects 2012 figures. The next state report is expected to be issued in December 2014, and will reflect 2013 figures. Texas Education Agency data is used because it is considered the reliable source for comparative purposes among school districts since the data is audited for every district using the same criteria. If you are seeking current year information, please call the Public Information Office at 281-641-8200 for assistance.
TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS, Fall, 2012 36,867 (TAPR)
TAPR Data from the 2012-2013 report released December, 2013
STAAR % of all grades passing all tests taken 2013 - 83%
2013 Accountability Rating: Met Standard
Adopted tax rate, 2011 - $1.52
Graduates, class of 2012 - 2,538
Total number of schools - 40
Number of teachers - 2,335
Avg. years experience of teachers - 10.5
SAT Avg. total - 1,473 (Reading, Writing, Mathematics)
ACT Avg. composite - 22.0
Avg. student/teacher ratio - 15.8:1
Humble ISD covers a 90+ square mile area and includes the communities of Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Fall Creek, Eagle Springs, among others. Located about 17 miles northeast of downtown Houston and just minutes away from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the suburban area is largely residential. However, a major mall and plenty of nearby stores and restaurants are convenient to those who prefer to stay close to home.
The Humble ISD community has enjoyed a long and successful commitment to excellence in Texas education, owing in part to the support of our families and business partners. A perfect example of this close and dynamic relationship is the Humble ISD Education Foundation, created in 1999 with $46,000 in donations. Today, through the ehlp of generous supporters, more than $4 million in funds has been raised to provide the innovative and enriching projects taking place in our classrooms every day. A crowning achievement, the Administaff Humble ISD Observatory, houses four telescopes, a retractable roof, a teaching classroom and Internet capability. Humble ISD is one of a very few school districts in the United States to have its own observatory.
An exceptionally large number of parents support teachers by volunteering their time at our schools, and the Humble Council of PTAs plays a vital role in the success of our students. All campuses have active PTA/PTO or PTSA organizations and actively engaged booster clubs for sports and fine arts groups. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children's education. As our mission states, our purpose, in partnership with families and community, is to develop each child intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically, and socially so that all students are life-long learners, complex thinkers, responsible global citizens and effective communicators.
Humble ISD students have a long history of outperforming students in Texas and the nation. The district's rating for 2011 by the Texas Education Agency is Recognized. Of the district's 40 schools, 13 are rated Academically Acceptable, 14 are rated Recognized, and 13 are rated Exemplary. In 2010, 39 students received National Merit Scholar recognition in the achievement, commended, semifinalist, and finalist categories.
On the 2010 SAT, our students scored 43 points above the average Texas student.On state-mandated academic assessment tests, Humble ISD students traditionally score among the highest in Texas. Also, results of college entrance exams show district students scoring well above state and national averages. Surveys indicate that approximately 85% of our students plan to continue their education following graduation.
A quick overview of some of the special learning opportunities offered in Humble ISD include:
Gifted & Talented - Humble ISD's GT programs begin in elementary school with SPICE (Special People in a Creative Environment) and continue into high school with Pre-AP, AP, IB, and Honors classes.
International Baccalaureate - Our district began offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Humble High School in 2008-2009 as an alternative to Advanced Placement courses. To support the IB program and introduce students to the concept, an IP Primary Years and Middle Years program is now being introduced. Students throughout the district can apply to these programs.
Dual Credit - Humble ISD, in a longstanding partnership with Lone Star College Kingwood, continues to offer students opportunities to earn both high school and college credit for courses taken as part of our Dual Credit Program. This program offers high school students an opportunity to take challenging classes while paying a discounted fee for college credit hours that transfer to public universities in Texas.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) - The AVID program has been used and expanded in the district for three years so that it is now available in all middle and high schools to prepare and support students in taking Pre-AP and AP classes as a stepping stone to college. It is a national program aimed at students in the academic middle, who, otherwise, would be unlikely to enroll in AP classes.
Quest Early College High School - Imagine a school where you attend college while you are still in high school. Imagine a school where your dreams of tomorrow are started today...Quest Early College High School. In partnership with Lone Star College-Kingwood, Quest Early College High School is a small school located at the Lone Star College-Atascocita Center, 15903 W. Lake Houston Parkway, where qualified students can earn both a high school diploma and an Associate's degree or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor's degree.
CATE (Career & Technology Education Center) - This campus is unique in that it services all high schools within the district. The CATE Center offers specialized classes to all students in Engineering, Cisco Networking, A+, Pharmacy, and CNS.
Distance Learning - Distance learning is being used by students to take advantage of opportunities to interact with experts, collaborate with others, and go on virtual field trips. Homebound students can communicate with their teachers and classmates, and they can take online classes. Humble ISD became the first K-12 school district to win the Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning Award (2008-2009). Previously only colleges or universities won this honor.
Mentoring - The AIM (Academic Individual Mentor) Program brings community volunteers to two Humble ISD middle schools to establish and pursue academic goals with at-risk students. The program received a 2010 Gold Award from the Texas Assn. for Partners in Education.
Facilities One of the fastest growing districts in the state, Humble has been in an aggressive building program for a number of years. Its attractive, well-maintained elementary, middle and high school campuses are primarily closed concept with flexibility for team teaching activities. Most students are assigned to schools within their neighborhoods.
Bond funds provided for the construction of two new comprehensive high schools, total renovation of the district's flagship high schools, two middle schools, and five elementary schools. High schools are state-of-the-art facilities designed to promote small learning communities. The goal is to build stronger relationships, keep track of learning, have available advising, and promote affective learning.
Turner Stadium, which serves as the home stadium for all five comprehensive high schools in Humble ISD, has been completely renovated, and was selected to host the 2012 Junior Olympics track and field events.