Schneider Middle School was the first of the district's campuses specifically designed for fifth and sixth grade students. Its boundary roughly overlaps the same boundary used by South Houston Intermediate School.
When it opened in August 2006, the campus, located at Bryant and Easthaven, housed fifth graders from the Jessup attendance area who were attending the Morris Fifth Grade Campus. It also took fifth graders from Freeman, Matthys, South Houston elementary schools and sixth grade students from South Houston Intermediate. As a result, Morris saw its enrollment drop from 860 students to approximately 710. South Houston Intermediate dropped from 1190 to approximately 920 students. The elementary schools involved in the boundary change saw an enrollment decrease from 60-130.
Retired Pasadena ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick Schneider served the district for the past 20 years, the last 13 in the district's top administrative post. He became superintendent in 1993 after serving as deputy superintendent for personnel. His instructional leadership and focused approach to student achievement has elevated the district among the leaders in academic achievement.
During his career, he was named as the Superintendent of the Year for Region IV. Under his leadership, Pasadena ISD was named a Texas Recognized District for seven consecutive years. In addition, many other campuses have earned state and national honors under his tenure.