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About Us

The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. It serves approximately 215,000 students at 283 campuses and is one of the largest employers in Houston, with about 29,000 team members.


Board of Education

The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Houston Independent School District. The nine trustees, elected from separate districts, serve staggered four-year terms. LEARN MORE »

Superintendent of Schools

Kenneth “Ken” Huewitt has been a member of the HISD family since December of 2001, when he became the district’s controller. He was named deputy superintendent and chief financial officer in July of 2015, and became interim superintendent on March 1, 2016, after previous Superintendent Terry Grier stepped down. READ PROFILE »