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Quality of Life

Education

Quality education – at all levels – is a top priority in Conroe. The Greater Conroe Area features a wealth of educational opportunities including three independent school districts, a number of outstanding private and parochial schools, Lone Star College – Montgomery which is a two-year college and Lone Star College “Conroe Center” for business & technology training, as well as the University Center.

Conroe Independent School District (CISD)

Conroe Independent School District (CISD), the largest school district in Montgomery County, is one of the fastest growing districts in the nation, adding in excess of 1,500 new students a year to a population of over 52,400 students. To accommodate this projected growth citizens in CISD passed a $526.7 million bond referendum in May of 2008 that will allow for new schools and future growth while maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in the greater Houston area. CISD attracts and maintains quality, professional teachers and provides a low student to teacher ratio in classrooms. Test scores, already well above state and national averages, continue to increase as educators focus on reading, overall instruction and partnerships with the community.

Lone Star College – Montgomery

Opened in 1995, Lone Star College-Montgomery is a 365,000-square-foot comprehensive college on 210 acres of pine forest between The Woodlands and Conroe. Part of the fast-growing Lone Star College System, LSC-Montgomery enrolled more than 13,200 credit students for spring 2012 semester. Additionally, more than 4,000 students take continuing education courses annually.

Lone Star College-Montgomery recently completed the most significant campus expansion in its history. Three new buildings were built on the campus at College Park Drive, as well as a new LSC-Conroe Center campus off FM 3083 in Conroe. The college added a new 75,000-square-foot academic classroom building; a 60,000-square-foot health science center; a 20,000-square foot arts instructional building; and a 1,000-space parking garage to handle growth on the main campus. An 83,000-square-foot, full-service campus in Conroe allows the college to extend its reach to the north, where significant population growth is taking place. The new LSC-Conroe Center offers a mix of academic transfer courses and programs, as well as workforce- and industrial-oriented programs, GED and ESL basic education. All told, the college has increased its total square footage by almost 60 percent with the recent additions.

The college offers 40 career programs plus academic transfer courses in a variety of subjects. Programs include criminal justice, physical therapist assistant, biotechnology, nursing, human services, computer information technology, management, radiologic technologist, audio visual systems specialist, land surveyor/mapping technology, and fire science. Weekend College provides more options for those seeking to take one or more classes Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. A comprehensive range of transfer, vocational, and remedial programs–including art, music, science, history, and government–is also available. A continuing education division provides workforce and customized corporate training via Lone Star Corporate College. LSC-Montgomery also offers summer youth camps and a year-round robust learning organization for active, older adults—the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). Just footsteps away is the Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery, which offers bachelor’s, master’s and specialized degrees from several area universities in a variety of majors.

Lone Star College – Conroe Center

Lone Star College-Conroe Center is a new, comprehensive educational center that provides academic transfer courses and corporate and workforce training programs. Whether it’s a jump start toward a four-year degree or gaining the skills to land a real job in a meaingful career, LSC-Conroe Center is here for the community – a resource for your future. Conveniently located in north Conroe – approximately 2.5 miles east of I-45 off of FM 3083 (at 777 Conroe Park N. Dr.), the LSC-Conroe Center occupies more than 83,000 square feet of classroom, lab and hands-on learning space in two separate buildings. In addition to advising and registration services, the center also has an on-site bookstore, testing center, library, and multipurpose room.

Based in a large industrial park, the facility is the perfect location for customized corporate training via Lone Star Corporate College, the college’s corporate training entity. LSC-Conroe Center has partnered with many of the area’s manufacturing and service companies to provide ongoing workforce support. LSC-Conroe Center is constantly scanning the employment needs of local businesses, making sure to offer the most up-to-date learning environment. Healthcare, manufacturing, as well as technical trades are just some of the exciting opportunities available at LSC-Conroe Center. It’s all about the future, and with an ever-expanding lineup of programs, the center meets the needs of those seeking to enter a new career, expand within an existing one, or simply learn something new.

Lone Star College System

Lone Star College, known for its innovation and its visionary thinking, is the largest institution of higher learning in the Houston area and the fastest growing community college system in Texas. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study. Through its progressive partnerships with four-year universities, LSCS can also offer seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees at one of its two University Centers.

Lone Star College – University Center at Montgomery

Adjacent to Lone Star College – Montgomery is The Lone Star College – University Center at Montgomery, a partnership of universities (Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Southern University, University of St. Thomas and Our Lady of the Lake University), colleges and the private sector that provide bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and continuing professional studies. The University Center provides access to partner schools through interactive technology.