Friendswood ISD has been ranked by Niche, a data analysis website, first in the Houston area for being the best school district with the best teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
According to its website, Niche “combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best schools, companies and neighborhoods.” These reviews are gathered from student, parent and community ratings in order to gain first-hand insight to how those directly involved with the district feel.
Based on Niche’s data findings, the district is given grade scores in each of the following categories: academics, diversity, teachers, college prep, clubs and activities, and health and safety. FISD scored an A or greater in four of the six categories, including an A+ rating for its teachers. FISD Superintendent Thad Roher said he is not surprised by these results.
“We often find ourselves at the top of the heap for various awards,” Roher said. “Honors like [the Niche ranking] do not just happen; it takes hard work, dedication and passion to continue to improve. We have great teachers who care about our kids and growing them into productive citizens.”
Roher added he believes the greatness of the District is due to a variety of factors, including the culture of the Friendswood community.
“It is an honor to be the Superintendent of such a highly acclaimed school district; however, I am just one piece of the puzzle,” Roher said. “I understand the tradition, history and culture of FISD. Mustang pride is a belief system our district and community have bought into for a very long time. We want the best for our kids and want to make the world a better place by producing those who can make a positive impact.”