Network Upgrade at Humble Independent School District Sets Students Up for Success

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Humble Independent School District is one of the largest in the state of Texas, covering over 90 square miles. It serves the city of Humble, select parts of the city of Houston, and parts of unincorporated Harris County. Humble is also one of the fastest growing districts in the state of Texas, currently operating 28 elementary schools, 9 middle schools and 5 high schools with over 42,000 students. Plans for a new middle school, as well as a new elementary school, are on the horizon.

Technology has become indispensable to the modern K-12 curriculum, and the faculty and students of Humble wanted to maximize their use of technology within their schools to enhance and personalize the education experience. Unfortunately, persistent network failures were making this difficult, and the time had come to evaluate a major upgrade to the network infrastructure.



  • A hardware refresh was on the horizon
  • Wave 2 APs for greater bandwidth were required
  • CapEx costs were preferred over OpEx costs
"We’re able to focus on high level problems: how to truly get more education and technology in the classroom, making sure that the operations department isn’t putting out fires every single day. There’s excitement in the IT department, we’re back to the cutting edge with our network and it makes all the difference in the world."
Dustin Hardin
Executive Director of Technology, Humble Independent School District

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  • Eliminated the need to hire additional staff
  • No unanticipated outages or issues
  • Network staff able to refocus efforts toward quality of education
  • Improved trust in technology and IT among leadership