Porter is an Unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. In 2010, its population estimated 25,627. Schools in Porter are operated by the New Caney Independent School District.
Government and infrastructure
Porter became a part of the New Caney Independent School District in 1965. New Caney Independent School District is a public school district based in New Caney — an unincorporated area of southeastern Montgomery County, Texas (USA), just north of Porter.
In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.
Students in the elementary grades kindergarten through five are zoned to either Porter Elementary, Crippen Elementary, Kings Crossing Elementary, Ben's Branch Elementary, Sorters Mill Elementary, Oakley Elementary or Valley Ranch Elementary.l. All of Porter's sixth grade students are zoned to the New Caney Sixth Grade Campus. Middle school students are zoned to Keefer Crossing Middle School or White Oak Middle School. High school students are zoned to either New Caney High School or Porter High School. Before the opening of Porter High School in 2010, all students attended New Caney High School.
American astronaut Robert Crippen grew up in Porter. He was the pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program and was the commander of three additional shuttle flights. New Caney ISD later named Robert L. Crippen Elementary School after him.
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