HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Where you send your kids to school is probably one of the most important decisions you'll ever face. Niche.com, a public data analysis site released a list of the safest districts in the greater Houston area.
It used U.S. Department of Education data from 2014 to 2016 along with parent and student surveys to make their rankings.
Friendswood ISD is the safest, topping the list at number one. 97 percent of students graduate in that district.
Deer Park ISD comes in at number two. It's considered more diverse than Friendswood. DPISD spends a whopping $16,959 per student.
Humble ISD ranks fourth. Pearland ISD is 8th. Tomball ISD is 9th. And Montgomery ISD rounds out the top 10. They all have better than a 93 percent graduation rate.
Popular districts like Katy ISD dropped out of the top 10 to 13th and booming Cy Fair ISD is 21st on the list.
If you live in the city, here's the really bad news: The state's largest district, HISD, is almost at the bottom for safety.
It ranks 32 out of 46 on the list. On average, only 78 percent of students ever earn their diploma.
If you'd like to check the list for yourself, you can find more info here.