Conroe ISD Ranked 37th Among America’s Best Large Employers 2024 by Forbes

By: Sarah D. Blakelock
| Published 03/07/2024


CONROE, TX -- Conroe ISD has been ranked on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for 2024. The District was rated 37th out of the 600 large employers and is the only school district among the top 200.

In addition to Conroe ISD, the top 40 of America’s Best Large Employers (those with more than 5,000 employees) includes well-known organizations such as Houston Methodist (7), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (9), Microsoft (18), Google (21), NASA (22), H-E-B (23), American Express (27), and Apple (35). Other companies of note also ranked in the annual Forbes list are Chevron (59), Costco (61), MD Anderson Cancer Center (63), Marriott (85), Lockheed Martin (101), Dell (111), Nike (142), Kinder Morgan (200), University of Texas at Austin (206), Tesla (203), Southwest Airlines (271), Halliburton (354), BP (371), Chick-fil-A (402), United Airlines (499), Exxon Mobil (511), Netflix (566), and Keurig Dr Pepper (599).

Ranked fifth in the State of Texas, Conroe ISD scored behind only Cook Children’s Health Care System (3), Houston Methodist (7), H-E-B (23), and Keller Williams Realty (29). Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso was the only other K-12 school system on the list at 229th.

“We are honored to be ranked highly among some of not only the largest, but the most well-known companies in the country,” said Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent of Schools. “Conroe ISD takes seriously the huge responsibility to the families and taxpayers within our District to hire the best personnel we can and make fiscally-responsible decisions, and I believe that is reflected in this award.”

Conroe ISD is a 348-square mile school district that is geographically diverse and includes The Woodlands, Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North, Conroe, and Grangerland, as well as several other smaller towns, communities, and unincorporated areas. As the ninth-largest district in Texas and 60th largest in the U.S., Conroe ISD serves over 72,500 students across 70 campuses and is one of the fastest-growing districts in the state with new enrollments exceeding 3,000 students per year.

Not only is Conroe ISD the largest school district in Montgomery County, but it is also the largest employer with over 10,000 employees. The district offers competitive salaries, is committed to providing quality professional development, and is proud to have the third-lowest tax rate in the Houston metropolitan area. Conroe ISD has been named one of America’s Best-in-State Employers for Texas by Forbes each of the last two years, was named the Best School District in Montgomery County by Niche in 2023 and 2024, and was named a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle in 2021.

America’s Best Employers 2024 were selected based on an independent survey of over 170,000 U.S. employees from all industry sectors working for companies employing at least 5,000 people within the U.S. Employers were evaluated on a range of criteria, including working hours, salary, opportunities for training and promotion, workload expectations, mental health benefits, and diversity within the management team. Participants were also asked if they would recommend their employer to others, and were given the chance to rate other employers in their respective industries.

Research market firm Statista evaluated responses from current employees, employees who had worked for the company within the past two years, and individuals familiar with the company through friends, family or peers in their industry. Greater weight was given to evaluations from current and former employees. All survey responses were tallied to produce a score for each company, and the 600 organizations with the highest scores made the final list.

Statista publishes hundreds of worldwide industry rankings and company listings with high-profile media partners. This research and analysis service is based on the success of, the leading data and business intelligence portal that provides statistics, relevant business data, and various market and consumer studies and surveys.

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