Conroe ISD Offers Professional Development For Teachers

Conroe Independent School District is gearing up for a successful 2023-24 school year when classes resume August 9th.

High schools start school at 7:20 a.m, an hour before research has shown is optimal for stimulating teenage brains – which can leave students suffering from lack of sleep.

The superintendent stated they would do their best to keep campuses open but wouldn’t rule out closing them if necessary. They will limit guests, restrict gatherings and enhance cleaning practices accordingly.

Professional Development

Conroe isd sso values the skills, knowledge, and expertise of its teachers. Along with competitive salaries across a variety of pay scales and the Novice Teacher Academy (NTA) two year program to assist new teachers as they enter classroom teaching careers; Conroe also hosts various workshops throughout the school year to enhance teaching methods and techniques.

Additionally, the District supports teachers’ pursuit of advanced degrees through its Master and Doctorate cohorts at Sam Houston State University. To support their endeavors, the District offers Continuing Education Scholarships that assist with tuition costs. Employees also benefit from group medical and pharmacy coverage provided through Aetna as well as a flexible Section 125 Benefit Plan; more details can be found by visiting our Compensation page.


Conroe ISD campuses provide their students with a range of educational resources, such as high speed Internet and curriculum-based software. The district has invested millions in these tools to enhance learning experiences and strengthen organizational capabilities.

This district equips its students with mobile devices and provides access to various e-learning options, as well as having a SMART tag system that enables parents to track when their children board or exit buses.

The district earned the maximum possible accountability rating in 2018: Met Standard. Each school in the district differs in student demographics, with some having higher concentrations of white students than others and serving economically disadvantaged pupils as well. Cypress Falls High School stands out among them all with its 91.33% white student enrollment; GreatSchools ranks it 94 among its list of public high schools for 2023.

CISD Education Foundation

The Education Foundation works tirelessly to support teachers beyond the classroom. Their scholarships offer graduating students who plan to enter teaching careers tuition and book reimbursement as well as classroom grant requests and disbursements to CISD teachers currently employed within its boundaries.

In 2023-24, the school district will introduce Rave panic alert technology at all campuses that allows staff members to instantly summon police, medical and fire personnel with just a push of a button on their cell phone. Assistant superintendent of operations Chris McCord reported positive pilot results at Grand Oaks High School and York Junior High.

CISD ranks #117 overall in Texas based on combined math and reading test score rankings. This district features some of the state’s premier public schools such as Mccullough J High School and Galatas Elementary School, both receiving A ratings from Texas Education Agency in 2018 accountability ratings. Twenty-two campuses within CISD achieved STAAR scaled scores of 90 or above; eleven scored between 80-89; seventeen had scores between 70-79 for accountability ratings purposes.


District 42 boasts the highest concentration of top-ranked public schools in Montgomery County, with an average testing ranking of 10 out of 10. This includes schools like Mccullough Junior High School, David Elementary School and Galatas Elementary.

CISD students have earned recognition at local, state, and national levels for their academic accomplishments. Our students often make headlines for achievements like reading initiatives, regional DI completion and joining the Fierce Diamonds step team.

Conroe ISD is proud of the students, teachers and community for making Conroe an exceptional place for living and learning. Parents are invited to become engaged in their children’s education by joining voluntary parent organizations such as PTA’s, PTO’s or similar bodies as well as booster clubs; furthermore the District provides numerous professional development opportunities for its employees.

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