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The La Porte Independent School District (LPISD) consists of 12 campuses; seven elementary schools, one 6th grade campus, two junior high campuses, a high school complex and an alternative campus. The district is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The La Porte ISD received the status of a Recognized District in the 2002 school year. There are 1,052 staff members and current enrollment is 7,743 students. For additional information visit their web site at http://www.lpisd.org/.

There are several colleges near the City of La Porte. Nearby universities include the University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston Baptist University, St. Thomas University and the University of Texas. Junior colleges include San Jacinto College, Lee College, and Houston Community College.