best HIGH SCHOOLS in Fort Bend ISD

2017-2018 School Year


Lawrence E. Elkins High School

Elkins High School

Elkins High School serves all neighborhoods in Riverstone. It boasts an active parent volunteer program and provides strong academics with more than 200 possible course selections including gifted and talented programs, honors programs, 21 advanced placement (AP) courses, special education instruction and an extensive vocational-technical curriculum. From the beginning, it has been a “Castle of Champions.”

UIL-sponsored athletic programs and co-curricular programs including choir, band, drill team, student government, Academic Decathlon and Octathlon also are offered. Notable accomplishments include two UIL state academic championships, three state baseball championships, one state softball championship and numerous regional and district championships in academics, athletics and fine arts. 

Elkins also has graduated a number of National Merit finalists and semifinalists.

Additional highlights:

  • Elkins High School Air Force JROTC TX-932 earned the 2013-2014 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award with Merit, the highest honor presented to an Air Force JROTC unit.
  • The Elkins Baseball Team won the 2015 5A District Championship.
  • Elkins students took two medals at the 2014 State Visual Arts Scholastic Event.
  • Elkins students won a number of scholarships for athletics, arts and philanthropy in 2015.
  • Elkins was named one of the 2012 Top High Schools in the nation by The Washington Post.
  • Elkins was the pilot high school in the Fort Bend ISD for the Developmental Guidance Model recommended by the State of Texas.
  • In 2002, Elkins won the Blue Ribbon Award, a national award of excellence.
  • There are 13 computer labs on campus with a total of more than 600 computers. In addition, there are 25 laptop computers on wheels and the school has 450 graphing calculators for math and science classes, as well as a state-of-the-art broadcasting system and a central video distribution system.
  • Elkins was named a Texas Pathfinder Collaborative School in 2002-2003.

Elkins High School

7007 Knights Court
Missouri City, TX 77459
(281) 634-2600

TEA Rating: Met Standard
Distinctions Earned: Reading/English Language Arts and Math
School Mascot: Knights
School Colors: Royal blue and gold
Principal: Barbara Whitaker
Assistant Principals: Tim Gloster, Lisa Long, Samantha Ray and Jennifer Swick