Katy Independent School District
Katy is known for its family-friendly quality of life, which includes the much-touted Katy Independent School District. With an enrollment reaching 58,000 students in an expanding region that exemplifies progress, Katy ISD is rated as Recognized by the Texas Education Agency for the 2008-09 school year.
Geographically, Katy ISD encompasses 181 square miles in the greater Katy area, reaching into Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties and is comprised of 52 campuses, including 32 elementary schools, 12 junior highs, 6 high schools, a career-technology center and an alternative center.
Instructional quality is guided by a comprehensive district-wide curriculum management plan, which coordinates development, delivery and assessment of teaching throughout the district. Student achievement on statewide tests consistently surpasses statewide achievement levels at every grade level in every area tested. Katy students consistently win individual and team championships (state, national and international) in athletics, academics and fine arts. For 17 consecutive years, Katy ISD was named one of the nation’s most sought-after school districts by School Match, a nationwide school information service.
Attesting to the solid relationship between the district and the community, Katy ISD offers an award-winning Partners in Education program, providing approximately one volunteer for every three children in the district. Volunteers donated more than a half-million hours in 2007-08. In addition, Katy ISD is the first school district in the world to adopt a Junior Achievement “whole district” approach, providing JA curriculum at each grade level and every campus.
Katy ISD is committed to ensuring each child meets with success, and comprises a staff of dedicated, aspiring professionals with a common goal – to do “whatever it takes” for students. The emphasis is on meeting the needs of students through engaging instruction, a supportive classroom environment and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.