Shaik Ahmed

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Shaik Ahmed
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Former candidate for
Board Member, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 6
ProfessionDoctor of Education

Shaik Ahmed was a candidate for the Position 6 seat on the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Board of Education. He lost election of the seat to incumbent Don Ryan on November 5, 2013.


Ahmed has lived within the Cy-Fair district for 24 years. He is the co-founder and executive director of NW Cypress Pediatrics and Family Medicine. He has a Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership, Master of Education in School Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences. He holds a Texas superintendent, principal and teacher certificate as well. He and his wife, Zakia, have two children, the oldest of which attends Cy-Fair schools.[1]



See also: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District elections (2013)


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 6, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDon Ryan Incumbent 85.5% 17,258
     Nonpartisan Shaik Ahmed 14.5% 2,927
Total Votes 20,185
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Ahmed was not endorsed in this campaign.


Ahmed reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]

What was at stake?

As the third largest school district in Texas, Cy-Fair has had to balance having the resources necessary to educate all children within it. Candidates cited maintaining accountability and high standards, as well as adapting to the changing demographic and digital learning atmosphere as large issues in their campaigns.[3]

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Positions 5, 6 and 7, and all incumbents won re-election to the board.

About the district

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[4]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]

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