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What do ISD, MSD and CISD mean?

Most school districts in Texas are called Independent School Districts or ISDs, which means they do not fall under the control of a city or county government as they do in some parts of the country. The few that are under the control of a city or county government are called Municipal School Districts or MSDs. Some Texas districts are known as Consolidated Independent School Districts or CISDs, indicating a merger of two or more districts in the past.

You can find statistics on all Texas districts, including test scores, funding, district diversity, state and federal rankings on the Texas Education Agency website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/.

Reviews of public, private and charter schools can be found on the non-profit Great Schools website: http://www.greatschools.org/.

Plus, fellow parents who live in neighborhoods you are considering can be a great resource in making the important decision on where to send your children to school.

Below is a list of public school districts for Harris and surrounding counties. Links to the district web sites are provided:

Harris County

Aldine ISD www.aldine.k12.tx.us

Alief ISD www.aliefisd.net

Channelview ISD www.channelview.isd.esc4.net

Clear Creek ISD www.ccisd.net

Cypress‐Fairbanks ISD www.cfisd.net

Deer Park ISD www.dpisd.org

Humble Independent School District www.humblek12.tx.us

Katy Independent School District www.katyisd.org

Klein Independent School District www.kleinisd.net

Pasadena Independent School District www.1.pasadenaisd.org

Sheldon Independent School District www.sheldonisd.com

Spring Branch Independent School District www.springbranchisd.com

Spring Independent School District www.sisd.org

Huffman Independent School District www.huffmanisd.net

La Porte Independent School District www.lpisd.org

Tomball ISD www.tomballisd.net

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District www.cfisd.net

Galena Park ISD www.galenaparkisd.com

Goose Creek Consolidated ISD www.gccisd.net

Harmony Charter Schools www.harmonytx.org

Houston ISD www.houstonisd.org

Fort Bend County

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District www.lcisd.org

Fort Bend Independent School District www.ftbendisd.com

Needville Independent School District www.needvilleisd.com

Stafford Municipal School District www.stafford.msd.esc4.net

Brazoria County

Alvin Independent School District www.alvinisd.net

Angleton Independent School District www.Angletonisd.net

Pearland Independent School District www.pearlandisd.org

Damon Independent School District www.damonisd.net

Danbury Independent School District www.danburyisd.org

Sweeny Independent School District www.sweenyisd.org

Brazosport Independent School District www.brazosportisd.net

Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District www.cbisd.net

Montgomery County

Conroe Independent School District www.conroeisd.net

Montgomery Independent School District www.misd.org

Magnolia Independent School District www.magnoliaisd.org

New Caney Independent School District www.newcaneyisd.org

Splendora Independent School District www.splendoraisd.org

Willis Independent School District www.willisisd.org

Galveston County

Galveston Independent School District www.gisd.org

La Marque Independent School District www.lmisd.net

Santa Fe Independent School District www.education.comtexas/district/santafe-isd-district

Texas City Independent School District www.tcisd.org

Dickinson Independent School District www.dickinsonisd.org

Clear Creek Independent School District www.ccisd.net

Friendswood Independent School District www.fisdk12.net

High Island Independent School District www.highislandisd.com

Hitchcock Independent School District www.hitchcockisd.org

Chambers County

Barbers Hill Independent School District www.bhisd.net

Anahuac Independent School District www.anahuacisd.net

Liberty County

Cleveland Independent School District www.clevelandisd.org

Dayton Independent School District www.daytonisd.net

Liberty Independent School District www.libertyisd.net

Tarkington Independent School District www.tarkingtonisd.net

Hardin Independent School District www. hardinisd.net

Hull-Daisetta Indepndent School District www.hdisd.net

Devers Independent School District www.deversisd.net

Waller County

Waller Independent School District www.wallerisd.net

Hempstead Independent School District www.hempstead.isd.esc4.net

Royal Independent School District www.royal-isd.com

Walker County

Huntsville Independent School District www.huntsville-isd.org

Newcomer’s Guide to Houston-Area Public Schools  was originally published on news92fm.com

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