CONROE is a city in Texas, United States. It is the seat of Montgomery County and falls within Houston—The Woodlands metropolitan area. This city is about 40 miles (64 km) north of Houston.
As of 2016, the city population was 82,286, up from 36,811 in 2000.According to the Census Bureau, Conroe was the fastest-growing large city in the United States between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016.
The city is named after Northern-born Union Cavalry officer and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe! Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881.The city originally gained in wealth due to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named "Conroe's Switch", the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.
During the 1930s, because of oil profits, the city boasted more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, though only briefly. Elvis Presley performed at the high school football field on August 24, 1955. After the construction of Interstate 45, many Houstonians began to settle communities around Conroe.
Within the first decade of the 21 st century the city attracted a great deal of new residents from the Houston area. Renée C. Lee said that Conroe around 2002 was "a sleepy, backwater town 40 miles north of Houston" and that at the time, Conroe city officials needed to use financial incentives to attract home developers to Conroe. Lee said that for a three-year period ending in 2007, Conroe became a hotbed of construction of new houses.
Conroe is at 30 0 18'58"N 95 0 27'32"W30.3161 I O N 95.45889 0 W (30.316124, -95.458801). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.9 square miles (98 km 2 ), of which, 37.8 square miles (98 km 2 ) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km 2 ) of it (0.21 %) is water. It is about 40 miles (64 km) north of Houston.
The city is served by the Lone Star College System primarily by the Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus and LSC University Center. Other campuses in the county include the EMCID Center in New Caney, and the Conroe Center The territory in Conroe ISD joined the community college district in 1991, and the territory in Willis ISD joined the district in 1996. 126
Almost all areas of Conroe are within the Conroe Independent School District though a small northern section of Conroe is within the Willis Independent School District. All of the schools listed here are in the city of Conroe. All of the Conroe ISD section of Conroe is zoned to Conroe High School. Some Public elementary and middle schools.
The three junior high schools that serve the CISD portion are:
- John V. Peet Junior High School
- Washington Junior High School
- Albert B. Moorhead Junior High School
Some intermediate schools that serve the CISD portion are:
- Cryar Intermediate School
- Travis Intermediate School
- Bozman Intermediate School
Some elementary schools that serve the CISD portion are:
- Anderson Elementary School
- Neil Armstrong Elementary School
- Giesinger Elementary School Sam Houston Elementary School
- O. A. Reaves Elementary School
- B. B. Rice Elementary School
- J. W. Runyan Elementary School
- Wilkinson Elementary School
Willis Independent School District
- The Willis ISD section is zoned to Turner Elementary School, Brabham Middle School Willis High SchoolL30J all of which are in unincorporated Montgomery County.
- Sacred Heart Catholic School
- Covenant Christian School
- Lifestyle Christian School
- Montgomery Christian Academy
The closest Catholic high school is Frassati Catholic High School in north Harris County; Conroe is in the school's intended catchment area.