Tomball is a city in Harris County, Texas, and it has strong economic ties to the petroleum industry. Tomball is named after Frederick Thomas and Augustus Wattles who established the townsite in 1853.
Tomball is served by three independent school districts: Tomball ISD, Magnolia ISD, and Spring Branch ISD.
The Tomball Independent School District consists of seven elementary schools, three junior high schools, two high schools (Tomball High School and Tomball Memorial High School), a vocational school (Northwest High Tech Center), an alternative education center, and an early childhood center.
The Magnolia Independent School District consists of thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools (two for grades six through eight and one ninth-grade campuses), two high schools (Magnolia High School and Magnolia West High School), three academies (STEM, Fine Arts, and Early College), an alternative education center, a sixth-12th grade campus (West Houston Early College High School), and campuses for special needs students. The school district operates the Burke Road Charter Junior High School, which is a K-8 school.
Spring Branch Independent School District consists of twenty-one elementary schools, seven middle schools (two for grades six through eight), four high schools (Spring Woods High School, Spring Branch High School, Westfield High School, and Memorial Parkway Junior High), two 9th grade campuses, an alternative education center, a career center, on-campus Academy school on the SBISD campus, and two special needs schools.
Houston Community College-Tomball Campus provides various degree programs for students who wish to further their education or change careers.
Tomball College is a private, for-profit institution that caters to working adults and their families' higher educational and professional training needs. The college offers quality education and practical training in various fields such as Travel & Tourism, Business, Design Arts, Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, and Veterinary Technology.
The city also is home to Texas Chiropractic College.
Tomball has a hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and three clinics.
- Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is located on the eastern edge of Tomball. It offers various specialized services.
- HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, a branch of a national health care company, operates a hospital in Tomball.
- Houston Community Health Center Inc., which has been operating for over thirty years, runs three clinics in Tomball: Cypresswood Clinic, Hwy 249 Clinic, and Vintage Park Clinic.
- Harris County Hospital District operates a clinic in Tomball as well as two other locations.