Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Texas

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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent
School District
Houston, Texas
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Mark Henry
Enrollment:106,097 students
Graduation rate:74.4%
Number of schools:81
Budget: $833.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Bob R. Covey
Board members:7
Term length:3
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is the third-largest school districts in Texas, serving 106,097 students in 81 schools. It is based in Houston, Texas.

About the district

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas.
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]


Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Harris County[2]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 587,044 586,073 15,468
2008 590,982 571,883 8,607
2004 475,865 584,723 7,380
2000 418,267 529,159 27,396

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[3][4]


The current superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is Dr. Mark Henry, who was appointed in 2011. Dr. Henry has a bachelor's in physical education from the University of Texas, a master's in education administration from the University of North Texas and a doctorate of education in administration. Henry has served as a superintendent in Texas for more than 20 years, beginning as superintendent of schools for Milford ISD in 1991, Collinsville ISD in 1993, Sulphur Springs ISD in 1998 and Galena Park ISD in 2004.[5]

School board

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to four-year terms.[6]

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Position # Term Ends
Bob R. Covey President Position 7 2017
Don Ryan Vice President Position 6 2017
Tom Jackson Secretary Position 1 2015
Christine Hartley Board Member Position 2 2015
Kevin H. Hoffman Board Member Position 4 2015
Darcy Mingoia Board Member Position 2 2015
John Ogletree Jr. Board Member Position 5 2017

School board elections

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

Three seats were up for election on the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District board on November 5, 2013, covering at-large Positions 5, 6 and 7. All three incumbents, John D. Ogletree, Jr., Don Ryan and Bob R. Covey won re-election to the board.[7] Four seats will be up for election in November 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District:[8][9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $674,255,717 86.8% $40,953,668 5.3% $54,403,794 7% $250,000 0% $6,819,355 0.9% $776,682,534
2014-2015 $720,275,815 86.4% $46,811,612 5.6% $66,425,616 8% $0 0% $0 0% $833,513,043
Averages: $697,265,766 87% $43,882,640 5% $60,414,705 8% $125,000 0% $3,409,677.5 0% $805,097,788.5

Teacher salaries

The table below is based on a teacher with a bachelor's degree. A teacher with a master's degree will receive a $2,000 supplement to the base schedule at the appropriate experience level. A teacher with a doctorate will receive a $3,000 supplement to the base schedule at the appropriate experience level.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Teacher Salary Schedule 2013-2014[10]
Experience Salary Daily Rate
0 $48,000 $256.68
1 $48,384 $258.74
2 $48,599 $259.89
3 $48,860 $261.28
4 $49,091 $262.52
5 $49,404 $264.19
6 $49,678 $265.66
7 $50,032 $267.55
8 $50,804 $271.68
9 $51,349 $274.59
10 $51,891 $277.49
11 $52,435 $280.40
12 $53,196 $284.47
13 $53,848 $287.96
14 $54,500 $291.44
15 $55,152 $294.93
16 $55,804 $298.42
17 $56,456 $301.90
18 $57,108 $305.39
19 $57,760 $308.88
20 $58,412 $312.36
21 $59,064 $315.85
22 $59,716 $319.34
23 $60,367 $322.82
24 $61,019 $326.30
25 $61,671 $329.79
26 $62,323 $333.28
27 $62,975 $336.76
28 $63,627 $340.25
29 $64,279 $343.74
30 $64,931 $347.22
31 $65,365 $349.55
32 $65,910 $352.46
33 $66,452 $355.36
34 $66,997 $358.27
35 $67,538 $361.17
36 $68,083 $364.08
37 $68,625 $366.98
38 $69,170 $369.89
39 $69,712 $372.79
40 $70,257 $375.71

Schools in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District operates 81 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[11]

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD schools
Adam Elementary School
Andre' Elementary School
Aragon Middle School
Arnold Middle School
Ault Elementary School
Bane Elementary School
Bang Elementary School
Birkes Elementary School
Black Elementary School
Bleyl Middle School
Campbell Middle School
Cook Middle School
Copeland Elementary School
Cy-Fair High School
Cypress Creek High School
Cypress Falls High School
Cypress Lakes High School
Cypress Ranch High School
Cypress Ridge High School
Cypress Springs High School
Cypress Woods High School
Danish Elementary School
Dean Middle School
Duryea Elementary School
Emery Elementary School
Emmott Elementary School
Farney Elementary School
Fiest Elementary School
Francone Elementary School
Frazier Elementary School
Gleason Elementary School
Goodson Middle School
Hairgrove Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary School
Hamilton Middle School
Hancock Elementary School
Hemmenway Elementary School
Holbrook Elementary School
Holmsley Elementary School
Hopper Middle School
Horne Elementary School
Jersey Village High School
Jowell Elementary School
Kahla Middle School
Keith Elementary School
Kirk Elementary School
Labay Middle School
Lamkin Elementary School
Langham Creek High School
Lee Elementary School
Lieder Elementary School
Lowery Elementary School
Matzke Elementary School
McFee Elementary School
Metcalf Elementary School
Millsap Elementary School
Moore Elementary School
Owens Elementary School
Pope Elementary School
Post Elementary School
Postma Elementary School
Reed Elementary School
Rennell Elementary School
M. Robinson Elementary School
A. Robison Elementary School
Salyards Middle School
Sampson Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Smith Middle School
Spillane Middle School
Swenke Elementary School
Thornton Middle School
Tipps Elementary School
Truitt Middle School
Walker Elementary School
Warner Elementary School
Watkins Middle School
Willbern Elementary School
Wilson Elementary School
Windfern High School of Choice
Yeager Elementary School
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Last rated on August 3, 2010.

The good

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 14 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
    • Meeting video or podcasts are available, and can me found after clicking on the agenda page for each year.[12] These videos qualify for the meeting minute criteria for Sunshine Review.
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 5 years.[13]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the Legal Services office. This office provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A public records form is provided by Legal Services.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.[14]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2008 are available.[15].
  • Academic
    • Academic performance reports for the school are posted online.[16].
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.[17]
  • Employment opportunities and the hiring process are highlighted.[18]
  • Employee pay scale is posted.[19]
  • Background checks
    • The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are posted online.[20]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[21]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • The school notes which local taxes provide funding for the school.[22][23]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes/highlights are not archived for at least 3 years.[24]
  • Elected Officials
    • Board of Trustees are listed, but direct contact information is not available.[25] The email posted is generic for the board. Sunshine Review requires personalized email addresses for elected officials.

Contact information

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
10300 Jones Road
Houston, Texas 77065
Phone: (281) 897-4000

See also

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