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DAAG - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

2016-2017 Enrollment: 114,868

Change from 2007-2008 to 2016-2017:

+19.0%  Cypress-Fairbanks ISD +13.1% Texas

Source: Texas Education Agency

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is located in Harris County, and had an enrollment of 114,868 in 2017. The district has a total of 89 campus(es), including 56 elementary school(s), 18 middle school(s) and 12 high school(s), as well as 3 combined campus(es).

The data on this page is provided as of the date indicated and may not reflect debt, enrollment or other data as of any subsequent date. See other explanations.

For more information on the types of debt, refer to our Debt Glossary.

Current Debt Obligations

Debt Outstanding for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, as of August 31, 2017

The table lists the type of debt and amount
Type of Debt Amount
Voter Approved Tax-Supported Debt $2,419,435,000  
Maintenance and Operations
Tax-Supported Debt
Revenue Supported Debt $0  
Lease Revenue Obligations $0  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board

CABs Outstanding for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, as of August 31, 2017

CAB Principal Amount CAB Interest Amount CAB Maturity Amount
$505,000 $6,135,000 $6,640,000

Source: Texas Bond Review Board

How Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Compares

Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding for School Districts of Similar Size, as of August 31, 2017

a list of school districts of similar size and their debt
District Name Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding per Student Enrollment
Dallas ISD   $2,923,745,000   $18,518   157,886  
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD   $2,419,435,000   $21,062   114,868  
Northside ISD (Bexar County)   $2,211,840,000   $20,837   106,145  
Fort Worth ISD   $862,315,000   $9,863   87,428  
Austin ISD   $971,933,637   $11,700   83,067  
Katy ISD   $1,621,576,791   $21,498   75,428  
Fort Bend ISD   $862,931,941   $11,638   74,146  
Aldine ISD   $949,180,000   $13,604   69,768  
North East ISD   $1,259,930,000   $18,657   67,531  
Arlington ISD   $841,237,139   $13,528   62,181  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board, Texas Education Agency
Note: The table includes Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and nine ISDs with closest enrollment numbers based on 2016-2017 TEA enrollment data. Total tax-supported debt includes both voter approved and maintenance and operations tax-supported debt. It does not include revenue debt or lease-purchase obligations. Enrollment figures are 2016-2017 Texas Education Agency estimates. The state provides funding for debt service to some school districts; thus, debt outstanding per student may not be indicative of relative school district debt service tax burdens.

Most Recent Bond Election

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Bond Election

Approved Bonds

Election Proposition Purpose Amount
05/04/2019 Prop. 1   Instructional and Support Facilities; Safety and Security; Transportation; Technology; and Facilities Renovations and Additions   $1,762,000,000  
05/10/2014 Prop. 1   Security & Safety Enhancements, Facilities Renovations, Transportation, Technology, New Facilities   $1,209,280,000  

Defeated Bonds

No data available.

Source: Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Note: Does not reflect authorized but unissued debt, if any, approved at earlier elections.

Proposed Bond Issuances

No data available.

Note: Reflects only referenda currently known and verified by the Comptroller's office at this time.

For a full list statewide, see the Upcoming Bond Election Roundup.

Tax-Supported Debt per Student changed by +26.6%
from 2008-2009 to 2016-2017.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Outstanding Tax-Supported Debt Per Student: 10-Year Trend

Sources: Texas Bond Review Board, Texas Education Agency, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Ratio reflects tax-supported debt in 2017 dollars divided by enrollment in the school year ending in the relevant year. Some tax-supported debt issued before 2003 may not be reflected.

Current Tax Rates

Sales Tax Rate in Fiscal Year 2017

the table lists the type of property tax rates and amounts
Rate Amount
Sales Tax Rate: N/A  

Property Tax Rates in Calendar Year 2017
(Per $100 Valuation)

the table lists the type of property tax rates and amounts
Property Tax Rate Amount
Voter Approved Tax-Supported Debt: $0.400000  
Maintenance & Operations: $1.040000  
Total Property Tax Rate: $1.44  

Authorized But Unissued Tax-Supported Debt

After voters approve tax-supported debt for a local entity in an election, the entity applies to the Attorney General (OAG) to approve issuance before debt is issued. Typically, the entity does not apply for the OAG to approve the total debt package at once, but rather over time so that it can manage the projects and reduce interest expense. Authorized but unissued tax-supported debt totals are the remaining voter approved tax-supported debt that the entity has not issued yet and may be issued in the future.

list of authorized but unissued debt
Election Prop. Purpose Authorized Issued Unissued
5/2014   Prop. 1   School Building & Security   $1,209,280,000   $410,999,500   $798,280,500  
11/2007   Prop. 1   School Building   $807,000,000   $788,970,000   $18,030,000  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board
Note: Reflects authorized but unissued tax-supported debt as of August 31, 2017. Some debt authorized prior to 2003 but still unissued may not be reflected.

An Introduction to Understanding

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

When you’re ready to learn about a public entity’s fiscal health, you’ll find a great deal of information in comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) and other yearly reports. Often posted online alongside other financial information, CAFRs report an entity’s accounting statements, debts and other key information for the past year.

But sometimes that information can be tricky to find – and tough to understand. Because of that, our office compiled some tips for locating an entity’s CAFRs and for understanding them. You’ll learn how all CAFRs have certain similarities and when and why different entities’ CAFRs will differ in key ways. Plus, we detail strategies for pinpointing the debt, expenditure and revenue information you need to hold a government entity accountable.

Note that the data in the following publications is presented as of the dates indicated in the publications and may not reflect debt, population or other data as of any subsequent date. For further or more current information, see the applicable entity’s web site or its most recent filings at Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®). The Comptroller does not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or currency of any such site. When you access any such site, you will be leaving the Comptroller’s website.

Read our Guide to Understanding Comprehensive Annual Reports (CAFRs)

Download 2017 ISD debt data. (XLSX)

To learn more about the finances of public pension plans that may operate in this jurisdiction, please visit our public pension search tool.