So, you’re considering moving to Katy? Good thinking. After all, Katy is a great place to call home. You’ll feel safe raising your kids here, and the whole family will love the community's small-town feel. Plus, it’s a great place to educate them. Katy School District, technically Katy Independent School District, has many award-winning schools that not only rank among the top in the nation, but that will provide tremendous opportunities for your kids.
What Do I Need to Know About the Katy School District?
Katy School District is the fifth-largest school district in the Houston metropolitan area. It spans three counties: Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Waller County. In fact, the district's 60 schools have an enrollment of more than 70,000 students.
Katy School District contains seven four-year high schools, four of which are nationally ranked with graduation rates in the 93-97% range:
The district matches each subdivision to an elementary, junior high, and high school. That means the Katy school your child attends depends on where you live, and your kids go to school with the neighbors.
As far as the district's values, Katy ISD prides itself on being a leader in academic excellence. The district truly believes children are the future and therefore entrusts them to “be the legacy.”
Parents can rest assured that safety is KISD’s top priority. For example, protocols, assessments, and training evaluations are in place at all district schools. Teachers and support staff all receive training on how to handle emergency situations. Also worth noting is that fact that the Katy School District offers some great special programs. These programs include athletics, bilingual education, fine arts, and career and technology education.
Katy Junior High School
Katy Junior High School, home of the Tigers, is the city’s oldest junior high. In north Katy since 1965, KJH is rich in tradition. This school serves students in grades 6-8 who live within these boundaries.
Katy Junior High values lifelong learning and productivity. In fact, many of its students participate in Academic Pentathlon, Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society. Many also participate in band, choir, orchestra, theatre arts, and athletics programs. Plus, there is a widely diverse population.
Katy High School
Katy High School is one of seven high schools in Katy ISD. It ranks 176th in the state of Texas and number 2,106 nationwide, earning a silver medal. With an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, it has a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. Like Katy ISD, Katy High School also has a long tradition of educational excellence with a student participation in Advanced Placement classes of 31 percent. It offers an inclusive curriculum that provides opportunities for all of its students, regardless of their academic level.
The school is more than 100 years old, and has a strong alumni organization. Current students have plenty of options for extracurricular activities, from athletics to dozens of clubs. Some student clubs include:
- Art Club
- Debate Team
- National Honor Society
- French and German Clubs
- Paw Print Newspaper
Surely, there's something for every student at Katy High School.
Interested in Private Education?
If you'd like your children to attend alternative schools, here are some options to consider:
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