Founded by Quakers in 1895, Friendswood was built on traditional values, quality education, and family, creating a welcoming hometown atmosphere where neighbors know their neighbors. Situated just three miles west of IH-45, the city of Friendswood is the halfway point between the busy city streets of Houston and the beachside community of Galveston. Just a 30-minute drive will take you to theatres, museums, amusement parks, Hobby Airport, NASA, the beach, and major league sports of every variety. Friendswood encompasses portions of both northern Galveston county and southern Harris county, divided by the waters of Clear Creek. The same creek creates a dividing line between the two high performing school districts that serve Friendswood residents – Friendswood ISD and Clear Creek ISD.
Friendswood ISD embraces the heritage and character that this community was founded upon. FISD was named 1 of 13 top high schools in the state of Texas, and 1 of the top 10 high schools in the Houston area. With 2 elementary schools (K-2), 2 intermediate schools (3-5), 1 Junior High School, and 1 High School, all 6 campuses have earned the Texas Education Agency’s Exemplary rating as well as the overall district being named Exemplary. In addition to academics, Friendswood High School (a class 6A School) is state competitive in a myriad of athletics and regularly receives awards for band, choir, and drama performances. The district’s mission statement of Leading to Achieve Excellence is a reality for the students and staff.
Clear Creek ISD is a recognized district of innovation that is home to a diverse community with a passionate spirit of exploration and excellence. CCISD’s mission is to be distinguished by integrity, meaningful relationships, personalized learning, achievement, and a continuing commitment to Courage, Collaboration, Innovation, and Self-Direction. As the 29thlargest school district in the state of Texas, CCISD spans 103 square miles and boasts 26 elementary (K-5) campuses, 10 Intermediates (grades 6-8), and 7 high schools. Within CCISD, there are 3 Elementary schools, 2 Intermediate schools, and 1 High school that service residents of the city of Friendswood.
Friendswood boasts a well-educated resident base, with more than half of area residents employed in executive, professional, and managerial positions. With an average household income of $117,000, 70% of the 21 square mile city developed, and one of the lowest crime rates in the area, the housing industry in Friendswood is booming! Enjoy resort-style amenities and new or resale homes in master planned communities, as well as homes in a variety of architectural styles sprinkled throughout suburban neighborhoods, interspersed with 9 city parks, 2 county parks, and 266 acres of green space and nature trails. Friendswood residents have a habit of staying in the community long term, and to serve senior residents, there are multiple independent and assisted senior living communities.
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