Conroe ISD is the largest school district serving The Woodlands area, with 66,000 students projected to enroll for the 2020-21 school year. CISD has grown by more than 10% since 2016. Tomball ISD, meanwhile, has grown by more than 22% in the same time period. All three districts have a smaller percentage of economically disadvantaged students than the state average.

Here is a look at some of the other differences between the three districts including superintendent salaries, starting teacher salaries and teacher retention rates.

Student enrollment

Conroe ISD started out the school year expecting about 66,000 students, while Tomball and Magnolia ISDs expected enrollment to climb by just a few students in the 2020-21 school year.


The superintendent and starting teacher salaries in Conroe ISD are higher than those in neighboring Tomball and Magnolia ISDs, which also serve portions of The Woodlands area.

Student statistics

Conroe, Tomball and Magnolia ISDs have less than the state average number of economically disadvantaged students and English language learners.

Teacher stats

Conroe ISD has nearly 4,000 teachers, and a retention rate of 86.1%. In comparison, Tomball ISD has fewer than 1,100 teachers, while Magnolia has around 850.