Tomball Independent School District

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Tomball Independent School District
Tomball Independent School District logo.png
picture of Central Administration Building at 310 S. Cherry Street Tomball, TX
Central Administration Building at 310 S. Cherry Street Tomball, TX
Tomball, Texas
District information
MottoDestination Excellence
EstablishedApril 1937
SuperintendentMartha Salazar-Zamora
AccreditationTexas Education Agency
Schools3 High Schools
2 Junior High Schools
3 Intermediate Schools
10 Elementary Schools
Students and staff
Students18,134 (2019-2020)
Staff1,045 (teachers)
2,159 (total)[1]
Student-teacher ratio15.96
Athletic conference2018-2020
TMHS: 6A Reg 2 Dist 14
THS: 5A Div 1 Reg 2 Dist 8
District mascotTomball High School: Cougar
Tombal Memorial High School: Wildcat
Tomball Star Academy: Owl
ColorsTomball High School: Red & White
Tomball Memorial High School: Navy & Silver
Tomball Star Academy: Purple & Gold
Other information

Tomball Independent School District is a school district serving Tomball, Texas, United States as well as the surrounding area.

Tomball ISD serves students in northern Harris County and southwestern Montgomery County, Texas, including the City of Tomball, Lakewood Grove, Northepointe, Village Creek, Creekside Park Village (a section of The Woodlands), and the communities of Hufsmith, Decker Prairie, and Rose Hill. Tomball ISD is approximately 20 miles northwest of Houston's central business district and 15 miles southwest of the Woodlands.

Tomball Independent School District is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, which rated it "A - Superior" in 2017–2018.[2]

Tomball ISD is part of the taxation base for Lone Star College (formerly North Harris Montgomery Community College District).


Three new Tomball ISD campuses were scheduled to open in 2015.[3]

In November 2017 voters approved Bond 2017 - a $275 million bond program that will fund two new schools, an agricultural barn, a swim training facility, a District stadium, expansion to Tomball Memorial High School and renovations to Tomball Intermediate. The funds will also be utilized for instructional technology, school buses, and land purchases as well as the installation of utilities.

In 2018, Tomball ISD was named as a finalist in the 17th Annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program in the large school district division. The award recognizes outstanding school districts demonstrating a commitment to student achievement through innovative programs, parent and community involvement, and professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators.

Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 16,000 students (2017-2018) at 20 campuses.

Board of Trustees[edit]

Position Official Title Elected - First Elected - Most Recent Appointed
Board of Trustees, Position 1 Kathy Handler Trustee November 2010 November 2018
Board of Trustees, Position 2 Michael J. Pratt Vice President November 2010 November 2018
Board of Trustees, Position 3 John E. McStravick Trustee November 2000 November 2018
Board of Trustees, Position 4 Mark Lewandowski President November 2003 November 2018
Board of Trustees, Position 5 Matt Schiel Secretary November 2016 November 2016
Board of Trustees, Position 6 Justin Unser Trustee July 2019
Board of Trustees, Position 7 Lee L. McLeod Trustee November 2018 June 2017


Tomball ISD Administration Office building located at the corner Cherry Street and West Main Street (FM 2920).
Position Official Title
Superintendent Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora
Chief Financial Officer Jim Ross
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Amy Schindewolf
Chief of Human Talent Jeff McCanna
Chief Operations Officer Dr. Steven Gutierrez
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rick Fernandez Secondary Schools
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Valerie Petrazelka Elementary Schools
Assistant Superintendent Nefarteri Mundy Strategic Initiatives
Assistant Superintendent Mark White Accountability and Governmental Relations


High Schools Principal 2017–18


Grades Opened
Tomball High School Chris Scott 1,900 9-12 1974
Tomball Memorial High School Dr. Mike Metz 2,200 9-12 2011
Tomball Star Academy Kim Mckinney 110 9-12 2017
Junior High Schools Principal 2017–18


Grades Opened
Creekside Park Junior High Dr. Cindy Munoz 700 6-8 2016
Tomball Junior High Chad Allman 750 7-8 1993
Willow Wood Junior High Robert C. Frost 1,250 7-8 2003
Intermediate Schools Principal 2017–18


Grades Opened
Northpointe Intermediate Darrell McReynolds 720 5-6 2003
Oakcrest Intermediate Dr. George Flores 650 5-6 2015
Tomball Intermediate Samora Davis 750 5-6 1993
Elementary Schools Principal 2017–18


Grades Opened
Canyon Pointe Elementary Barbara Coleman 820 PK-4 2008
Creekside Forest Elementary Sherri Trammell 480 PK-5 2009
Creekview Elementary Niesa Glenewinkel 540 PK-5 2015
Decker Prairie Elementary Brenda Blackmon 680 PK-4 1983
Lakewood Elementary Deanna Porter 830 PK-4 1983
Rosehill Elementary Gloria Vasquez 490 PK-4 2003
Timber Creek Elementary Lauren Thompson 440 K-5 2012
Tomball Elementary Chad Schmidt 725 PK-4 1998
Wildwood Elementary Samantha Hinson 950 PK-4 2015
Willow Creek Elementary Teresa Sullivan 798 PK-4 1998
Connections Academy Principal
Connections Academy Bob Thompson

Feeder patterns[edit]

High School Junior High School Intermediate School Elementary
Tomball Memorial High School Willow Wood Junior High School Norhepointe Intermediate, Oakcrest Intermediate Canyon Pointe Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Willow Creek Elementary, Wild Wood Elementary
High School Junior High School Intermediate Elementary
Tomball High School Creekside Park Junior High, Tomball Junior High Tomball Intermediate Creekside Elementary, Decker Prairie Elementary, Rosehill Elementary, Timber Creek Elementary, Tomball Elementary

In 2010, the school district was rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "TOMBALL ISD". 2017-2018 Accreditation Statuses. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ Kirk, Bryan. "Tomball set to open three new campuses." Houston Chronicle. August 13, 2015. Retrieved on August 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2011-11-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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