Fort Bend ISD was formed in 1959 with the consolidation of the Missouri City School District and the Sugar Land School District. At that time, the District had seven campuses, approximately 2,800 students and was 80 percent white and 20 percent African American. The small town and rural communities that originally formed the District changed with the development of suburban, master-planned communities such as Quail Valley, Sugar Creek, First Colony, Pecan Grove, Sugar Lakes, Lake Olympia, New Territory and others.
By the mid-1980s, Fort bend ISD had 27 schools with 26,702 students, and by 2005, the District doubled its size to 60 campuses with 66,140 students. The ethnicity of students has also changed, as reflected in its majority-minority student population.
Recent Bond History
The 2007 Bond projects included: Ridge Point High School; Bowie Middle School; Schiff Elementary; Seguin Elementary; Ferndell Henry Center for Learning; campus improvement projects; technology upgrades and replacements; new buses; and safety upgrades and replacements.
Elementary 46 (Madden Elementary) and Middle School 15 (Thornton Middle School) were also part of the 2007 Bond. Madden Elementary opened during the 2015-16 school year, and Thornton Middle School opened in August of 2018.
* Feb.1, 2003, a $399,500,000 bond failed; Nov. 4, 2003 bond passed
** Nov. 4, 2014 Bond
In November of 2014, voters approved a $484 million bond referendum to address safety and security, transportation and technology needs and the ever-growing student population. This bond included the construction of four new schools, including Sullivan Elementary, Neill Elementary, Patterson Elementary and Leonetti Elementary, as well as classroom additions at six other elementary schools.
As Fort Bend ISD students begin the 2018–19 school year, they are benefiting from projects included in the 2014 Bond Program. Whether riding to and from school in new air-conditioned buses, walking through campus security vestibules or accessing technology tools in class, our students are experiencing various improvements and upgrades made Districtwide. All projects included in the 2014 Bond are now either complete or in the final stages of completion — with exception to the Career and Technical Education facility, which will open during the 2019-20 school year.