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|