(Fiscal Year to Date June 4, 2014)
Debt Service collections
(restricted use: Bond
Tax Rate Update
• The 2013-24 tax rate is $1.367 per $100
valuation ($1.04 M&O and $0.327 I&S). This
rate has been the same for the past six years.
• The tax rate includes 19 cents for the 2008
2013-14 Revenues (as of 6-4-14)
General Fund Operating Revenues = $34,051,100
Property Taxes =
State Aid =
2013-14 Expenditures (as of 6-4-14)
2013-14 General Fund Operating Expenditures = $30,597,037
Payroll = $25,160,271
Supplies & Materials
Contracted Services =
2014 EOC Comparison
FISD vs State Scores
0 20 40 60 80 100
FISD SAT Score Trends
400 450 500 550
Friendswood ISD students continue to perform well on SAT
exam. In 2012-13, FISD students posted a composite score
of 1625 on the SAT.
400 450 500 550 600
SAT Reading Scores
450 500 550 600
SAT Math Scores
535 Friendswood High School students took 1079 AP
exams with 75.1% scoring a 3, 4, or 5
FISD Performs Well on AP Exams
A record amount of more than $161,000 was given to teachers
and campuses from the Friendswood Education Foundation. The
group met the $1 million dollar giving mark this year in both
endowment and in giving grants to teachers.
Education website Niche.com awards
FHS with grade A as one of the best
of the best in the Houston-area
FHS is #17 among 4A State
comprehensive high schools with
similar amounts of students or
smaller and #51 out of all 5A and 4A
State public comprehensive schools
in Texas in the 2014 US News Best
High Schools by US news and World
Texas Honors Circle
FISD and Windsong Intermediate are recipients of the Texas Honors Circle
Awards for District and Campus. The comptroller's office created this award to
recognize Texas public school districts and campuses that have achieved
significant student academic growth while keeping spending relatively low.
FISD receives the
Energy Pacesetter Award
Friendswood ISD received the Energy Pacesetter Award. The Energy Pacesetter Award is
for stellar organizations that are setting the pace in energy savings for others.
Academic Decathlon Wins State, Again!
Not only did the Friendswood High School Academic Decathlon win State Championship
for middle sized schools, but also had six members invited to compete at Nationals in
Hawaii. Nine individuals with the top scores in the nation were invited to compete; 6 of
those 9 were from FHS!
Academic Decathlon returned with great results at National competition in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Six Decathletes qualified as individuals and all came away with medals.
Friendswood posted the 5th highest score overall, winning medals in every subject. Total
Friendswood High School had 11 Students Named
National Merit Semifinalists
Seven students at Friendswood High School have been selected as 2013-2014
National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar or Honorable Mention
FHS senior, Roma Pradhan, has
been named a semifinalist of the
73rd annual Science Talent Search.
Friendswood High School is one of
185 across the US from which one
or more Intel STS semifinalists were
named this year.
Roma Pradhan has her work
inducted into the National Museum
of Education's National Gallery for
America's Young Inventors. She is
one of six young inventors inducted
in December 2013 in Akron, Ohio
where the National Gallery is
Two students were invited to compete in the Intel
International Science and Engineering Fair in Los
FHS had many winning students at science fairs on campus, at Galveston County
Science Fair and at the Houston Science and Engineering Fair. The majority of the
competitors also received scholarships and awards at the fairs.
Two FHS students competed and won at State
Four Westwood Bales teams competed in the 2014 Mars
Rover Contest at the University of Houston and came in
first, second, third and fourth places.
FJH seventh grader was
the runner up in the Zone
Spelling Bee. She received
a second place trophy.
Destination Imagination (DI)
fifth grade team from
Westwood Bales advanced to State
JH Student Council wins State award for service projects, including campus litter
pickup. FHS Student Council wins three awards this year for Outstanding Student
Council Award, Energy and Environment Award and Community Service Award.
FJH Student Council Wins State Award for Service
Enrollment by Career Clusters
Some clusters have been combined for reporting purposes. Taken from Fall
2011, 2012 & 2013 PEIMS submission report – one student may be reported
Feeder CTE Courses/Programs Offered at Friendswood
0 50 100 150 200 250
College and Career Connection
Gateway to Technology
Digital Interactive Media
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
had 21 students advance to State competition
The Top 5 inventors at Westwood Bales advanced to the
25th Annual Young Inventors Showcase of Houston at The
DECA Advances to State
12 DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) members
advanced to State competition. One advanced to International
competition in Atlanta during the summer.
Forensics Student Qualifies for
School Forensics has a
triple qualifier, Dylan
Dickens, for the
National Forensic league
National Tournament in
June. This is his third
year to attend and this
year he earned 8th place
out of 248 competitors.
FCCLA Competes at State
Six members of Family Career and Community Leaders of America
(FCCLA) competed at State contest in Corpus Christi. Two
members competed in Environmental Ambassador and won first
place. The two advanced to National competition in San Antonio.
SkillsUSA had 27 students compete at State with two advancing
to National competition this summer.
Five Friendswood Junior High robotics teams competed in a Texas Computer Education
Association Region IV robotics meet at Fairmont Junior High in Deer Park ISD. Two of the
FJH teams advanced to State competition in Deer Park.
FHS won the Good Herdsman Award at the Houston Livestock
Show and Rodeo. Competing against approximately 400 others,
the FHS group won for quality of care given to their animals, stalls'
cleanliness and for the ability to share Ag Science knowledge with
A student at FHS in the FFA County Fair Queen. She
represents FHS at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo.
FFA County Fair Queen
All Junior High Choirs received
superior ratings in
17 Mighty Mustang Band members made
All State Band.
FHS Band competed and is one of the
TOP 10 Marching Bands in the State.
Four FHS Choir members and
one alternate were named to
All State Choir.
Friendswood High School received six nominations for their
production of 42nd Street in the 2014 Tommy Tune Awards.
Best Musical Direction
Best Scenic Design
The Friendswood Wranglerettes wrapped up their competition
season at Crowd Pleasers Nationals where the girls were
named 2014 National Champions after winning first place in
every team and every officer routine.
The Wranglerettes have won a National Championship title 16 times in
their history and are undefeated since 2007.
The Varsity Color Guard placed first in World Division, the
JV placed second in Scholastic JV Division and the Junior
High team placed first in Cadet Division.
For the first time in school history, Friendswood Junior High sent a squad to compete at
NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship in Dallas.
The FJH Cheerleaders had scored enough to take second place and received 2 of 3 Judges’
Awards; “Best Use of Tumbling” and the prestigious “Superior Showmanship,” which is
generally awarded to the first place team. They put Friendswood Junior High on the map
and set the bar high for the squads to come.
FJH students competed in the
JH UIL Academic Contest and
won first place.
FHS Wranglerettes raise $13,597.20 for St. Judes,
Named top fundraising team, best shirt design
The Mustang athletic program is enjoying an
unprecedented surge in participation.
For the 2013/2014 academic year the high school
had approximately 945 students participate in UIL
Roughly 44% of all students on campus are
involved in UIL sports.
The Jr. High had approximately 610 combined
athletes in the four athletic periods.
FJH's 8th grade Mustangs won State title for 7 on 7
football. The final game was between FJH and
Magnolia. Score was 28-20.
Qualified at the Regional Semi Playoff Series
District Champs & competed in the 4A Region III
Qualified for the 4A Region III Tournament
District 24-4A Champs & Regional Semifinalist
District 24-4A Champs & Regional Qualifiers
BOY’S CROSS COUNTRY
Five on the FHS golf team competed at State. It has been
29 years since a boys FHS golf team has competed at State.
11 Regional qualifiers including a regional
champion and UIL State qualifier.
TRACK & FIELD
District 24-4A Champs, 4-A Region III Champions &
Qualified in the State tournament in Georgetown.
Led the way with 17 qualifying athletes to
participate in the UIL state meet.
Wrestling once again showed its competitive strength by
qualifying a female wrestler for the state meet, 3 male
qualifiers and producing one State Champion for the boys.
BOY’S AND GIRL’S
District 24-4A Champs, 4-A Region III Champions &
competed in the UIL State volleyball tournament.
District 24-4A Champs & State Qualifiers.
GIRL’S CROSS COUNTRY
ZONE CHAMPS (teams)
Boys Tennis (2)
This year will be remembered as one of the
most successful in school history.
Every FHS varsity team made it to the 4A
playoffs, and all but one team went past the first
round of playoffs.
Winner of the LONE STAR CUP
FHS Cheer 4 Change is one
of the top fundraising teams
FHS Cheer Team raised