Fort Bend ISD enrollment continues to grow; plus, other student, teacher statistics

Explore Fort Bend ISD's enrollment numbers, teacher statistics, superintendent salary and more. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
Explore Fort Bend ISD's enrollment numbers, teacher statistics, superintendent salary and more. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)

Explore Fort Bend ISD's enrollment numbers, teacher statistics, superintendent salary and more. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend ISD prides itself on being the largest employer in Fort Bend ISD, with more than 12,000 employees, including 5,045 teachers. Furthermore, the district served a diverse student body of more than 77,000 students in the 2019-20 school year.

In the latest edition of Community Impact Newspaper, we took a look at enrollment numbers, teacher statistics, the superintendent's salary and more. Explore the data and other district updates below.

Student enrollment


Over the past five years, FBISD has seen steady enrollment growth, reaching an enrollment of 77,756 in the 2019-20 school year. This represents a 6.3% increase from the 2015-16 school year.



Student statistics


FBISD has lower percentages of economically disadvantaged students and English language learners than the state averages.



Teacher statistics


The district had 5,045 teachers during the 2019-20 school year, with a retention rate of 82.1% and a starting teacher salary of $55,500. For comparison, neighboring Katy ISD has approximately 550 more teachers and a starting salary of $55,200.



Superintendent salary


Superintendent Charles Dupre's salary was $363,9111 in 2019-20. Nearby Katy and Pearland ISDs have lower superintendent annual salaries, while Cy-Fair ISD's is higher.



Tax rate


FBISD has lowered its tax rate by $0.10 since 2016-17. The board of trustees is expected to vote on the 2020-21 tax rate of $1.24 during its Sept. 21 meeting.



New school updates


The district is opening several new and rebuilt schools in the upcoming three years. Here are the next four schools set to open.


  • Meadows Elementary Rebuild—12037 Pender Lane, Meadows Place—Opening: January 2021

  • Lakeview Elementary Rebuild —314 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land—Opening: January 2022

  • High School No. 12—south of Hwy. 6, east of FM 521—Opening: 2022-23

  • Elementary School No. 53—Riverstone community—Opening: 2022-23



School bond updates


In 2018, Fort Bend ISD voters approved a $992.6 million bond. Of that total, $681.8 million of the bond has been committed, and $301.3 million has been spent. Furthermore, 32 of the 52 bid packages, or bond project groupings, are under construction.


Follow the FBISD 2018 bond dashboard at www.fortbendisd.com/page/108534 for live updates.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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