An aspect that makes Riverstone one of Houston’s best neighborhoods is the fact that it is served by some of the most highly acclaimed schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District. With a focus on student achievement and development, Fort Bend ISD continues to offer outstanding educational opportunities, both in the classroom and through a broad array of extracurricular activities.
One of the district’s greatest strengths lies in its multicultural diversity. Students in FBISD schools represent more than 25 countries, and students and their families speak more than 100 languages. Among its numerous honors, the district had 48 National Merit Scholar finalists for 2013 and its 5,226 graduates received scholarship offers exceeding $42 million. Four Fort Bend ISD schools serving Riverstone were recognized as “A” campuses in the 2013 Children at Risk ranking, with Commonwealth Elementary ranked third among all Houston elementaries and Fort Settlement Middle School ranked ninth among all Houston-area middle schools.
The district had 11 schools named 2013 High Hope Schools from the National Gallup Student Poll, which surveys fifth-, seventh- and 10th-graders. Plus, the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation selected the Fort Bend district as one of the 2013 best communities for music education. Fort Bend ISD was the only district in the nation to be recognized in 2011 as a National District of Character by the Character Education Partnerships, a title it will hold for five years.