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A Guide to Living in Missouri City

Missouri City is part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, functioning as a suburb of Houston. While the majority of Missouri City is located in Fort Bend County, there is a small section that lies within Harris County. Missouri City’s 2010 United States Census population estimate was 67,358, a rise from the 52,913 estimate gathered in the 2000 census.

Major Attractions

Missouri City maintains a number of parts and recreational complexes, which serve as enticing attractions for the outdoors enthusiast. Among them are Buffalo Run Park, which features a sand volleyball court, restrooms, a playground, picnic tables, an observation tower, geocaching locations, freshwater fishing complete with fish cleaning stations, drinking fountains, a boat launching ramp and barbecue grills. The 28.6-acre Sta-Mo Sports Complex provides access to restrooms and drinking fountains, security lighting and picnic tables, along with baseball and softball fields. The 107-acre campus of Community Park features and amphitheater, softball and soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, jogging trails, a playground, drinking fountains, baseball fields and barbecue grills.

The City of Missouri City also offers 4-H, Boot Camp, Gymnastics, Karate, Senior Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Renaissance Martial Arts, Yoga and Zumba classes through the Recreation and Tennis Center.

Companies

The majority of Missouri City residents work in neighboring Houston or other nearby communities, making the relatively short and easy commute each day. There are, however, a few employers in the area that provide work to a significant number of people. Many of those work directly for the City of Missouri City, or the Conroe, Magnolia and Tomball Independent School Districts.

Eim Controls, a private company that manufactures industrial valves and components, is a major employer in the Missouri City area, located at 13840 Pike Road.

Memorial Hermann Hospital, a major player int the local healthcare industry, is home to several medical groups, physician’s practices, research and specialized medicine units. Memorial Hermann’s sprawling campus also provides employment to a number of Missouri City residents.

Churches and Places of Worship

Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at 2719 Kingsbrook Lane in Missouri City encourages visitors to jump right in to participate in ministry and public outreach programs, espousing an inclusive and open philosophy of acceptance while adhering to Baptist doctrine.

Holy Family Catholic Community, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides a variety of traditional liturgical and sacramental ministries, along with social activities that include the Black Catholic Ministry, the Czech Catholic Union, Filipino Group, Book Club and Single Adults Group. Youth services through Holy Family include both Boy and Girl Scouts, basketball and softball programs, Squires of KC and a dedicated Youth Group.

Covenant Glen Church offers Children and Youth Ministry programs, along with Worship Ministries, Adult and Family Ministries, Christian Education, Missions and Outreach programs. Covenant Glen is located at 401 Present Street in Missouri City.

First United Methodist Church Missouri City is located at 3900 Lexington Boulevard. Ministry programs include Youth, Nurturing, Children, Methodist Day School, Music and Arts, Outreach, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Man, Witness and Adult Ministries. Missions work projects are carried out on the global, local and regional levels.

Schools

Missouri City students residing in the Fort Bend County portion of the city fall under the zoning of Fort Bend Independent School District, while those in Harris County are part of the Houston Independent School District. Within the Missouri City limits are E.A. Jones Elementary School, Glover Elementary School, Hunters Glen Elementary School, Lantern Lane Elementary School, Palmer Elementary School, Quail Valley Elementary School, Lake Olympia Middle School, Missouri City Middle School, Quail Valley Middle School, Baines Middle School, Elkins High School, Hightower High School and Thurgood Marshall High School.

Good News Christian Academy, a private school with non-denominational Christian affiliation, serves students from preschool through second grade and has a total enrollment of 131 students. The student to teacher ratio is 10.7:1, 12.6% higher than the national average for private schools.

Southminster School has a total enrollment of 124 students from preschool through fifth grade, has a non-denominational Christian affiliation, with a student to teacher ratio of 6.2:1, 34.7% lower than the average private school in the United States.

Excel Adventist Academy‘s total enrollment of 47 coed students serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade, with a Seventh Day Adventist affiliation. The student to teacher ratio is 8.5:1, 10.5% lower than that of the national average for private institutions.

Standardized Test Scores

Students attending classes through the Fort Bend Independent School District from third through eleventh grades scored on a par with or slightly above the state average on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. In no area were the schools below the state average standards.

Childcare Options

Missouri City childcare options include both faith-based and non-sectarian traditional daycare centers, private preschool settings with extended hours and early education centers. Should you find that your needs are more ideally met by private, in-home childcare, we’re pleased to announce that our services are available to families in the Missouri City area. Our nannies will arrive pre-screened, with their employment history and experience verified and carefully matched to your family through our exhaustive process to ensure peak compatibility and the satisfaction of both our families and our nannies.

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