Ask any parent who has searched high and low for that perfect home in that perfect community what the top deciding factors were. One of the things they will absolutely tell you is that they want to be near good schools, and New Caney ISD offers just that!

We all want the best for our children in everything they do, and parents know that good schools—especially good elementary, middle, and high schools that offer high quality, student-centered programs—prepare students for success in post-secondary education, the workplace, and the rest of their life.

Here at The Highlands, we often hear this from parents who are looking for new homes where their families can thrive, and we’re always happy to reassure them that our community is zoned to top-rated New Caney ISD schools.

New Caney ISD

Designated as a Texas District of Innovation, this 5A school district is among the fastest-growing in the state, and for good reason: communities in the New Caney district are in high demand, and they’re home to good jobs and great neighborhoods.

Another reason New Caney ISD is growing so rapidly is because the district is focused on the future. “Goal number one is to provide a high-achieving, student-centered program that produces graduates who are prepared to be contributing members of our community,” Matt Calvert, superintendent of New Caney ISD, recently told Community Impact Newspaper. “We want to be an academically successful district. That’s what we’re here to do.”

Superintendent Calvert knows as well as anyone that parents have a choice in where they live and where they send their kids to school, and he understands the concerns and priorities of parents in the community. Here at The Highlands, we understand this as well, and that’s one of the many reasons we’re so happy to be zoned to New Caney ISD.

Robert L. Crippen Elementary (Est. 1995)

Home of the Astronauts, Robert L. Crippen Elementary is the closest elementary school to The Highlands—at least for now! (More on that later.) The school boasts a wide range of unique programs designed to help students from pre-K through 5th grade grow, learn, and excel, including dual language classrooms and one-to-one technology that allows students in grades 3-5 access to their own Chromebooks. Extracurricular activities include choir, Spanish Club, safety patrol, and the National Elementary Honor Society, to name a few.

White Oak Middle School (Est. 2005)

Students in grades 6-8 enjoy an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity that helps them excel not only in the classroom but for the rest of their lives. Middle school is such an important time for students. They forge new friendships and really come into their own identities, learning skills and values that will serve them well into adulthood. Go, Warriors!

Porter High School (Est. 2010)

The newest of the schools serving The Highlands, Porter High School, is also the last stop that students make on their way to higher education or the workforce. To that end, Porter High, home of the Spartans, helps students to prepare for a future that they will love and be proud of. Notable programs include culinary arts, FFA, agriculture, engineering, criminal justice, and more. Of course, no Texas high school would be complete without some top-notch extracurricular athletics programs!

Future On-Site Elementary (Coming 2025)

We mentioned that the schools serving us were the closest and the newest for now, and that’s because a great education will soon be closer than ever. A future on-site elementary school, zoned, of course, to the 5A New Caney ISD, is coming to The Highlands in 2025!

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