A Shining Star in Texas Education

Facilities construction, upgrades continue across New Caney ISD

New Caney ISD is committed to providing high quality, modern learning environments for students. The community approved a band referendum in 2015 that will build or update facilities to accommodate 3,500 additional students. The first seven projects associated with the 2015 bond referendum are underway and on time, including the addition of an aquatic center to be a shared facility between Porter High School and New Caney High School. The addition of the aquatic center addresses several issues including the district’s commitment to continue providing students with an opportunity to participate in competitive UIL swimming and diving. The aquatic center will serve growing swim programs at both current high schools as well as a potential future high school. The center will provide students with a facility that meets UIL standards for swimming and diving and can allow NCISD programs to host competitions. 

Other projects underway include construction of Infinity Early College High School’s stand-alone campus, technology/security upgrades at all campuses, renovations and expansion at Kings Manor Elementary and Porter High School and the construction of a new elementary school.

Connecting School to Reality

More than 3,000 New Caney ISD secondary students participate in band, choir, orchestra, theatre arts, dance and visual arts while thousands more K-12 have opportunities to participate in the arts. Art is a s crucial component to a well-rounded education, helping students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in all facets of life. Research provides evidence of its effectiveness in developing team skills, fostering a love for lifelong learning, enhancing creativity and preparing students for the reality of tomorrow. 

Growth
    •    13,979 students, 17 schools
    •    Fastest growing district in Houston area
    •    7.1% growth from May 2015 to May 2016
    •    Approximately 5% projected growth each of next 10 years
Facilities/Finance
    •    9 new facilities, 6,500 new seats added or scheduled between 2012-2018
    •    District earned top rating possible through the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas
    •    Issued $61.5 million refunding bonds, $8.8 million debt service savings in 2015
    •    Energy Conservation Program completes five years, saves $3.65 million total (21% savings); $676 thousand in 2015
Teaching & Learning
    •    Exemplary Fine Arts & Digital Learning Programs
    •    $4.2 million in scholarships offered to seniors in 2016
    •    Fine Arts: 3,160 participants in band, choir, orchestra, theatre arts and dance
    •    42 hours of Dual Credit course offerings
    •    380 Career & Technical Education classes
    •    41 percent of HS students in advanced academic classes
    •    89 percent of HS students participate in at least one CTE course
    •    Elementary two-way dual language program; 2,800 participants
    •    17 languages spoken in district
    •    More than 20% of teachers have Master’s and/or Doctorate degree