A Profile of Humble ISD

  • Bender Humble Independent School District began over 100 years ago as Harris County Common School District No. 28 with a single one-room schoolhouse. Today, with 44 campuses, more than 45,000 students and over 7,000 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 2018 and reflects 2017-2018 figures. The next state report is expected to be issued in December 2019, and will reflect 2018-2019 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 Communications Office at 281-641-8200 for assistance.
    TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS, 2020 - 45,078
    2020 Accountability Rating: Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster
    TAPR 2019-2020 - Full Report for District - ratings, scores, demographics and more 

    Economically Disadvantaged
    African American
    English Language Learners
    40.4% 22.2% 36.8% 34.7% 6.3% % 9.5%

    TAPR Data from the 2019-2020 report published in 2020
    *Test Scores are from the last year available (2019)

    • STAAR % of all grades passing all tests taken 2018-19 - 79%
    • 2019-20 Accountability Rating: Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster
    • Adopted tax rate, 2011 - $1.52
    • Graduates, class of 2019 - 3,096
    • Total number of schools - 43
    • Number of teachers -  2,931
    • Avg. years experience of teachers - 11.0
    • SAT Avg. total (2018-19)- 1,103 (Reading, Writing, Mathematics)
    • ACT Avg. composite (2018-19) - 22.6
    • Avg. student/teacher ratio - 15.3:1

    Humble ISDOur community


    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 help of generous supporters, more than $6.74 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 2016 by the Texas Education Agency is Met Standard, the highest rating possible. Forty of the district's schools have earned the Met Standard rating.

    In 2018, 37 students received National Merit Scholar recognition in the achievement, commended, semifinalist, and finalist categories.

    On the 2018 SAT, our students scored 52 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 and continue into high school with Pre-AP, AP, IB, and Honors classes. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide experiences whereby the students will be challenged academically, socially, and emotionally to achieve their greatest potential to manage change and to have a sense of responsibility for self, school, community, and society.

    • 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. The IB Diploma Program is a highly respected, highly credible, educational program that prepares students for success beyond the classroom and is recognized by the world's leading colleges and universities.  IB courses offer a college-level curriculum with international-mindedness at the high school level. The IB Diploma Program is a two-year program that starts in the 11th grade, and IB exams are taken at the end of the senior year.

    • 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 system has been in place at many of our middle and high schools since 2010.  AVID targets students in the academic middle, who in most cases, would be the first in their families to attend college; these are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.  AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement®. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.

    • 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 on the grounds of Humble High School, 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.

      Greeting students at classroom door
    • 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.

    Turner StadiumFacilities
    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 hosted the 2016 Junior Olympics track and field events.