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Getting your kids started right

Sugar Land is proud of the high-quality education that both our Fort Bend County and Lamar Consolidated ISD's offer. Our elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools impact businesses by attracting new residents, families, and industry to Sugar Land. 

Fort Bend Independent School District

The quality of education in Fort Bend County has long been a driving force to attract families to the area. FBISD is the 8th largest in Texas with approximately 76,000 students. It has a very diverse student body with more than 90 languages spoken.

“Inspire – Equip – Imagine” - Fort Bend ISD believes it takes everyone, administrators, staff, teachers, parents, students and community members, working together as a collaborative community to inspire and equip all students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine.

FBISD Campuses

Fort Bend ISD has 80 campuses:

  • Pre-K thru 5 Elementary Schools: 51

  • 6 thru 8 Middle Schools: 15

  • High Schools: 11

  • Unique Secondary Campuses: 3

FBISD offers innovative programs such as Early College High School and Pathways in Technology, providing a blend of high school and college coursework allowing students to earn up to 60 hours of tuition-free college credit.  There are “Academy” programs at six high schools, the Gifted and Talented Academy at the middle school level, various Career and Technical Education courses, a Fine Arts and Piano Technician Certification Program (a first of its kind), and more. 

FBISD is routinely recognized for exemplary achievements by organizations such as The National Merit Scholars Program, the National Association of Music Merchants, Children at Risk, The Washington Post’s Top High Schools in the national rankings, U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in the nation and the United States Presidential Scholars Program. In 2018 FBISD was named the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award winner in the large school district category and received a $100,000 grand prize.

Lamar CISD focuses on putting the student first. Its campuses are designed with smaller enrollments (high schools are designed for no more than 2,000 students) to provide more opportunities for students to assume leadership roles and participate in campus activities. Lamar CISD also has sixth-grade only campuses (middle schools) which focus on the needs of pre-adolescents, providing a smooth transition to secondary schools. 

Accolades & Growth of Lamar CISD

Lamar CISD 36,840 students and growing:

  • EE thru 5th Elementary School: 27

  • 6th Grade only Middle Schools: 5

  • 7th and 8th Junior High Schools: 5

  • High schools: 5

Lamar CISD students are some of the best in Texas with a passing rate on the STAAR Level II test (Spring 2019) of well over 82%, the 9th highest percentage of all Texas school districts with enrollment of 30,000 or more. In 2020, Lamar CISD was named Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Manufacturers Foundation (NAMM). The district is also an HEB Excellence in Education Large District winner and home to National Principals of the Year, Gates Millennium Scholars, National Blue Ribbon Schools, Rodeo Art Grand Champions, State Athletic Champions and a recent member of the comptroller's Honors Circle for financial and academic excellence.

Community involvement is one of the keys to the success of Lamar CISD, from cheering the kids on at a sporting event to volunteers who help teachers and students every day, our community is what makes Lamar CISD a great place to raise a family.

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