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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Spring Branch Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Houston, TX. It has 34,681 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Spring Branch Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
2,093 responses
Average ACT
28
787 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
34,681
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,075
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,541/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$105,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,181,900
National
$184,700

Spring Branch Independent School District Reviews

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SBISD has an awesome group of teachers, mentors and educators. Newer / nicer schools are being built. Schools, students, and staff are diverse and there are many learning opportunities to learn and grow at SBISD! Parent involvement is low and graduation rates have been low but SBISD has created initiatives to change that! This is a growing community and the location is great for Houston! Schools provide a lot of opportunity for you and your family!
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SBISD is a small district with less than 7 high schools. However, Westchester is a charter school. With this said, there are definitely limitations. No sports. Very little elective to choose from. But has the IB program and strives for their students to do best and graduate on time. Only recommend this student if they are highly academically driven with a focus in STEM. This school has small classes and most teachers are passionate about teaching their students. This does not ignore the fact that workload is heavy, especially if you participate in the IB program. Here, students are also able to make close bonds and relationships with students/teachers because Westchester also has a middle school, many start in sixth and graduate in twelfth. Westchester runs through the lottery system. Personally, I'd feel that the school would have a higher moral if the students were 'chosen' instead of randomly picked as this school is for people who are serious about their studies and future.
My experience in the Spring Branch Independent School District has been amazing. I really love the education that I have received in this district. Throughout my schooling in the district I have found that the teachers are always willing to help you until you understand the work provided. For example, I decided to take some pre-ap classes to challenge myself. I love math but I found that I wasn’t as quickly able to understand some of the concepts in my class. I asked my teacher, Ms.Haugneland if I could stay for tutorials and she said yes, even though she was preparing to leave for break.That’s what I love about Spring Branch. Teachers will take their time for you to better your knowledge and understanding about school concepts while helping prepare you for the real world. The only change I would like to see in Spring Branch is the opportunity for more activities for all grade levels. More field trips for college visits and activities that may relate to a particular subject.