Welcome to Pasadena ISDWelcome! Thank you for visiting our website. We’re here to give you the inside scoop about everything that is Pasadena ISD. At Pasadena ISD, we’ve saved a seat for your child! We recognize that for your child’s education, one size does not fit all. Through an innovative, personalized approach, we empower students to become life-long learners who are invested in their own education. From our Personalized Learning program to our state-of-the-art career certifications to our award-winning Fine Arts programs, our rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare your child for the path they choose.

  • "Pasadena Independent School District gets involved with students as much as they can! They offer opportunities and help out the community as much as they can. When hurricane Harvey hit Pasadena, TX, there were teachers from the PISD district helping out those in need! It has been a wonderful experience being a part of this district and I would not change anything!"

  • "I have gone to Pasadena ISD schools from Kinder to my Senior year. The opportunities available to me were endless. The support of my teachers and administration helped me do my best in the classroom. The coaches within the District set a high standard and hold each player to it, creating a culture that is positive. I feel they have prepared me for college and helped direct my path." 

  • "I believe PISD is a great district, but I specifically have had a great experience with Fred Robert's Middle School. They have many incentives for kids and a lot of activities that entice parents to come to the school and interact with their children. My daughter loves the clubs they offer. School isn't just about academics, it is also learning how to build relationships. Fred Roberts does a great job of teaching the kids how to be social with all the different activities they implement in their daily lessons."  - Niche Reviews

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Limited Open Enrollment is now available at Pasadena ISD.

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FAQ - Limited Open Enrollment 

What is Limited Open Enrollment? 
Limited Open Enrollment is a program that allows children who do not reside within Pasadena ISD's boundaries to apply for enrollment in Pasadena ISD schools.

Is there a tuition charge or fee for non-resident students? 
No. Students who are accepted through the Limited Open Enrollment program will attend school in PISD at no charge. (Please note that elected courses, lab courses, etc. often require class fees, which are required of any student, regardless of whether he or she is a resident or not.)

How does Limited Open Enrollment work?
Parents of a child living outside Pasadena ISD must complete an application form and submit it, along with all required documents, to the district. The Superintendent will establish an enrollment period during which applications will be accepted. The District will designate program areas, including the campus and grade level, where space is available for Limited Open Enrollment students to enroll. Once an application is received, an Application Review Panel of administrators will evaluate it and determine whether the student's application will be approved. Before an application receives final approval, it is also approved by the campus principal.

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How many non-resident students will be accepted?

The District will accept as many non-resident students as space will allow with consideration and priority given to space for future District residents.

Which grade levels are eligible for Limited Open Enrollment?
Applications are being accepted for students in grades Kindergarten-12th Grade. Prekindergarten students are only eligible to apply if they meet the enrollment criteria set forth by the Texas Education Agency. A transfer that would limit the educational opportunities of resident students shall not be approved.

Which schools can students attend through the Limited Open Enrollment?
All Pasadena ISD schools.

Why Should Your Child Come to Pasadena?

State-of-the-art career and technical programs:
At Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School (CTHS), students have the ability to choose from six career and technical education academies. Each academy is made up of subject-based pathways that are designed to give students the skills and experience they need to succeed in their chosen career path. Recently, CTHS students in the Audio and Video production pathway have collaborated with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pasadena to produce a web series highlighting good news in Pasadena. Learn more about the academies and pathways offered here.

Award-winning Fine Arts programs
Pasadena ISD has a tradition of excellence in the Fine Arts. In fact, for 14 consecutive years, Pasadena ISD has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education and for the past three years, a Pasadena ISD student has been awarded Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art show. Each of our schools offers unique ways for your student to express their creativity through programs like orchestra, band, choir, dance, musical theatre and much more!

Pasadena ISD Students

Early College High Schools
Our Early College High Schools provide students with a seamless pathway from high school to college. Prior to starting high school, eighth-grade students have the opportunity to apply to join the program. While enrolled in ECHS, students take college-level courses, along with their high school classes. At the time of high school graduation, students will have the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree.

Harris County Promise
In a partnership with San Jacinto College and Good Reason Houston, seniors attending Dobie High School, Sam Rayburn High School and South Houston High School who become Promise Scholars will have the opportunity to receive up to three years of aid to San Jacinto College for tuition, fees and books through the Harris County Promise.

Low student to teacher ratios
Low student to teacher ratios provide your student with the personalized instruction they deserve- that’s why we are committed to keeping our student to teacher ratios below the state average.

Bilingual Learning
We are proud to say that 1 in 4 Pasadena ISD students are bilingual! Through our Dual Language Program, native English speakers can learn Spanish and native Spanish speakers can learn English. Participating campuses include: Garfield Elementary, Laura Bush Elementary, Fisher Elementary, Pomeroy Elementary, Bailey Elementary, Thomas Hancock Elementary, Kendrick Middle School, Milstead Middle School, Miller Intermediate and Pasadena Memorial High School.

Pasadena ISD Students

Graduation rate of 89.9 percent

We care about our students and we are committed to seeing them succeed. One of the most important factors in determining the future success of our students is whether or not they graduate from high school. For this reason, we have worked diligently to improve our graduation rates and ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed.


Located about 45 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Galveston, 30 minutes from the scenic Kemah Boardwalk and minutes away from Downtown Houston, Pasadena ISD is a quiet hard-working community with a culturally-rich heritage. Our district is also located just a short drive away from industry centers like the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel. Either way, Pasadena ISD is perfectly positioned for work or play!

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