There are 186 square miles of land within the boundaries of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. This makes it the second largest school system in land area out of the 22 districts in Harris County and the third largest in the State of Texas. During the 1939-1940 school year, the Cypress schools and the Fairbanks schools joined together to form what is now Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. CFISD is home to more than 850 subdivisions and apartment complexes within its borders.
It is bordered by seven other school districts Houston, Spring Branch, Katy, Klein, Aldine, Tomball and Wallerit. The Cy-Fair School District is also the second largest district in Harris County in terms of student enrollment – second only to Houston ISD. The Cy-Fair School District is the third largest school district in the state of Texas. The Cy-Fair School District has experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years and the availability of land coupled with population growth makes it looks as if the trend will continue.
A recent report places the ethnic distribution as Hispanic – 44.7%, White – 22.7%, African American – 19.3%, Asian – 9.5% and Other 3.8%.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) rates schools and districts based upon the school’s performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) End of Course (EOC). To see how the Cy-Fair School District performed on the standardized tests please refer to the Texas Education Agency website.