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 it looks as if the trend will continue.
The 2015 Cypress-Fairbanks State of the District 2015 reports the ethnic distribution as Hispanic – 44.3%, White – 27.1%, African American – 16.6%, Asian – 9% and Other 3%. The number of economically disadvantaged students was 50%. The number of students per teacher ratio was 16.7.
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).
How did the Cypress-Fairbanks school district perform on the standardized tests administered by the Texas Education Agency ? View the Cypress-Fairbanks school district’s performance – 2015 Accountability Summary for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
The Cypress-Fairbanks last bond was approved by voters on May 10, 2014. The $1.2 billion bond referendum was for safety and security enhancements at all campuses, additional buses to accommodate student growth, technology upgrades, and new schools and facilities including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, land purchase for future schools, Natatorium (Pridgeon Stadium), and an Ag-Science Project Barn.
The Cypress-Fairbanks school district tax rate for 2015 is $1.44 which is the same rate as 2014.