Where can you find the best teachers in Greater Houston?

by James McClister


It’s no secret that good teachers make a good school, and in Greater Houston, nowhere are there better teachers than in the Friendswood Independent School District, according to rankings website Niche.

In its analysis, Niche, as it has in other school rankings reports, weighed a number of metrics – such as teacher salaries, the number of first- and second-year teachers, and student-teacher ratio – to determine which school districts belong on its list. Friendswood ISD, which came in at No. 1, received high marks for its impressive student-teacher ratio and the relatively small number of inexperienced faculty on staff. A close second was Barbers Hill ISD, where teachers made nearly $10,000 above the average state salary.

See below for Greater Houston’s top 10 school districts with the best teachers:

District City Avg. Teacher Salary % of First- and Second-Year Teachers Student-Teacher Ratio
Friendswood Independent School District Friendswood $47,573 4.90% 17:1
Barbers Hill Independent School District Mont Belvieu $60,473 4.70% 15:1
Katy Independent School District Katy $48,663 11.50% 16:1
Tomball Independent School District Tomball $48,184 8.60% 16:1
Deer Park Independent School District Deer Park $54,023 10.70% 16:1
Humble Independent School District Humble $46,322 10.20% 16:1
Montgomery Independent School District Montgomery $49,512 6.70% 16:1
Clear Creek Independent School District League City $47,768 27% 16:1
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Houston $48,933 7.80% 17:1
Conroe Independent School District Conroe $49,166 9.10% 17:1

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