Crosby Independent School District

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Crosby Independent School District
Crosby Independent School District Seal
706 Runneburg Rd.
, Texas, 77532
United States
District information
TypeIndependent school district
MottoTradition...With a Future
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentDr. Kirk Lewis (Interim) [1]
Schools8 (2016)[2]
District ID101906 [2]
Students and staff
Students5,666 (2016)[2]
Teachers348.7 (2016)[2]
Student-teacher ratio16.2 (2016)[2]
District mascotCougar
ColorsRed / White
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2017Met Standard[3]

Crosby Independent School District is a public school district based in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Crosby ISD serves the communities of Barrett, Crosby, and Highlands.


The origin on Crosby ISD started before the founding of the district itself, the schools being organized before the turn of the 20 century as the Crosby Common Schools district No. 17. In 1884 Crosby reported a population of 50, a school, a Baptist church, and a general store. In 1905 it had one school with four teachers and 122 students. The Crosby Independent School District was chartered by a special session on Friday June 27th, 1919 of the 36th 2nd Called Session of the Texas Legislature under the leadership of Governor William P. Hobby, Lieutenant Governor Willard Arnold Johnson, and Speaker of the House Robert Ewing Thomason[4]. From 1919 until the 1937-1938 school year, the Highlands area was also a part of Crosby Independent School District until it was transferred into the Goose Creek Independent School District[5].

According to Texas Education Agency Snapshot 2016 District Detail, Crosby ISD served 5,666 students. 16.3% were African American, 34.9% Hispanic, 45.9% Caucasian, 0.3% Native American, and 0.4% Asian.[2]

From 2013-2016, Crosby Independent School District had the highest school district tax rate in Harris County at $1.67 per $100 valuation.[6]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[7]

In October 2018 the district laid off 34 contracted employees, including teachers, due to financial issues.[8] The district was able to do this since it had declared financial emergency.[9] It will also convert its prekindergarten program to a half-day program instead of a full-day program in Spring 2019,[10] and this was also a consequence of its financial issues.[11]

District administration[edit]


  • Michael Joseph (-2010)[12]
  • Dr. Keith Moore (2010-2018)[13]
  • Dr. Kirk Lewis (2018-) Interim Superintendent[14]
  • Dr. Scott Davis (Current)


Secondary schools[edit]

AAAAA or '5A'

Crosby High School is located off FM 2100 in Crosby, Texas, approximately 35 miles northeast of downtown Houston. The building was renovated in 2005, including the addition of two new wings and a second story. Current administration includes Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Patricia Franta, Ms. Mary Jenkins, Mr. Dayne Robins, and Dr. Cap Roder. In 2016 it was made a new building.[15]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Crosby Middle School

Crosby Middle School is located off FM 2100 behind Crosby High School and the Cougar Stadium in Crosby, Texas, which is approximately 35 miles northeast of downtown Houston. The middle school currently serves almost 800 students in the seventh and eighth grade. Crosby Middle School is currently ranked as "Academically Acceptable" under the TEA Accountability ratings (See p. 11)[16] as of the 2008-2009 school year. Despite occasional drops, the middle school has had an overall trend of increases in test scores since 2004.

TAKS: All Students Meeting Standards

Year Reading Writing Social Studies Mathematics Science
2004[17] 86% 93% 77% (^ #) 64% (! #) --
2005[18] 81% (#) 86% 80% 56% (! #) --
2006[19] 84% 94% 73% (^ #) 73% (^ #) --
2007[20] 88% 91% 88% 77% (#) --
2008[21] 93% 93% 87% 78% (* #) 73% (* #)

!: The overall score did not meet the 65% floor for "Recognized" ranking.

^: While the overall score was above 65%, one or more sub-populations did not meet the 70% floor for "Recognized" ranking.

*: While the overall score was above 70%, one or more sub-populations did not meet the 65% floor for "Recognized" ranking.

#: All sub-populations met the 70% floor for "Recognized" ranking, but one or more sub-populations did not meet Required Improvement also required for "Recognized" ranking.

The middle school celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2007-2008 school year. The building was renovated in 2005 and has had ongoing renovations since then. One of the most recent additions is the memorial garden on the bus porch created as a service project by LOTC (JROTC). The current principal is Mr. Dustin Bromley. [1][permanent dead link]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Drew Elementary School (1-5)
  • Newport Elementary School (1-5)
  • Barrett Elementary School (1-5)
  • Crosby Elementary School (1-5)
  • Crosby Kindergarten (Kindergarten)


  1. ^ "Crosby ISD taps ex-Pasadena superintendent to be interim leader". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Crosby ISD Snapshot 2016 District Detail". Texas Education Agency (TEA). Retrieved 3 Mar 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency (TEA). Retrieved 3 Mar 2018.
  4. ^ "36th 2nd Called Session". Legislative Reference Library of Texas.
  5. ^ "23 May 1952, Page 9 - The Baytown Sun at".
  6. ^ "School District Property Tax Rates in Texas by County". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  7. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  8. ^ Webb, Shelly (2018-10-15). "Crosby ISD to lay off dozens of teachers amid financial crisis". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  9. ^ Webb, Shelby (2018-10-08). "Crosby ISD declares financial emergency to allow mid-year layoffs". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  10. ^ Lapin, Elliott (2018-10-30). "Crosby ISD cuts Pre-K hours". Lake Houston Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  11. ^ Contreras, Kaila (2018-11-05). "Crosby ISD cuts Pre-K to half day to save money". Lake Houston Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  12. ^ "CISD superintendent steps down, wishes students well". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  13. ^ "Crosby ISD Superintendent barred from district but paid through June | The Texas Monitor". The Texas Monitor. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  14. ^ "Superintendent / Office of the Superintendent". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2007-11-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2010-01-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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