District Overview

  • Rustic_kids Through all the years of growth in Pearland, the school district has consistently been the heart of the town. The first school, built in 1893, was a one-room wood structure with a wood-burning stove and 23 students taught by Miss Nannie Rogers. More than a century later, the district has 23 campuses, 1,364 teachers and more than 21,500 students.

    Pearland ISD strives to offer a world-class education that develops every child’s unique gifts and talents. Our diverse programs challenge and equip students for future success:

    • Gifted and Talented Academy
    • Dual Language Pilot Program (dual English/Spanish classrooms)
    • IB World School (Massey Ranch Elementary)
    • Turner College and Career High School
    • Career and Technical Education workforce learning and career pathways 
    • Dual credit/dual degrees through local colleges
    • Associate degrees
    • Professional certifications
    • Championship athletic programs
    • Premier drama, choral, band and art programs
    • Special Olympics 

Student Ethnic Distribution

  • White 35.5%
    Hispanic 34.6%
    Black 14.8%
    Asian 11.0%
    Multi-racial 3.7%
    American Indian .3%
    Native Hawaiian 0.1%

Student Information

  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.8 to 1
    Attendance Rate: 96.8 percent
    Dropout Rate: .05 percent

    Enrollment Count

Personnel Facts

  • Pearland ISD is the largest employer in Pearland, with approximately 2,700 full-time employees. All employees are encouraged to further their education through staff development programs and workshops and continuing education programs.

    Administrative/Professional: 349 
    Teacher: 1,350 (Avg. Years of Teaching Experience: 10)
    Paraprofessional: 395 
    Auxiliary: 627

Teacher Salary

  • Beginning Teacher: $54,500
    Average Teacher: $57,960


  • The comprehensive academic program in grades K-12 provides students the opportunity to reach their full potential. Special Programs, bilingual/ESL, Gifted and Talented and pre-K services are offered to students who qualify.

    At the secondary level (grades 7-12), the pre-AP/AP programs serve as the GT program in addition to a GT Academy option for students in grades 5-8. With the State Board of Education-approved Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the entire K-12 curriculum has real-life application and integrates technology. The district also has an extensive Career and Technical Education program that makes connections with the business community.

Food Service

  • Food Service serves more than 12,500 nutritious breakfasts and lunches per day. Pearland ISD offers free and reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Parents may pre-pay for meals and review purchases through www.SchoolCafe.com.

    Breakfast: $0.30
    Lunch: $0.40

    Breakfast: $1.45
    Lunch: $2.50

    Middle School
    Breakfast: $1.45
    Lunch: $2.75

    Junior High & High School
    Breakfast: $1.45
    Lunch: $3

    Free and reduced meal applications are accessible online. Eligibility decisions are based on federally-established income and household size guidelines without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability.

    Non-Discrimination Statement


  • School bus transportation is provided free to students living two or more miles from their school of attendance. Transportation is available for a monthly fee for those living less than two miles from the school of attendance.

    Transportation Fees 2018-19:
    $640/year for 1 child in household
    $740/year for 2 children in household
    $840/year for 3+ children in household