Welcome to the Katy Independent School District. Children living in the Falls at Green Meadows attend Katy ISD schools. Katy residents take education seriously and the community and school district work hand-in-hand to provide the best educational opportunities for all KISD children.
As a result, Katy ISD campuses have earned wide acclaim, including National Blue Ribbon Schools, Texas performance awards and commendations and inclusion on lists of the state’s most outstanding schools prepared by both the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) and Texas Monthly magazine.
Together with family and the community, the Katy Independent School District’s mission statement is to provide unparalleled learning experiences designed to prepare and inspire each student to live an honorable, fulfilling life…to create the future.
Katy ISD is a flourishing suburban school district that encompasses 181 square miles. Its boundaries stretch from Houston’s energy corridor, approximately 16 miles west of downtown Houston, and extend along Interstate 10 to a few miles west of the city of Katy.
Katy ISD remains one of the fastest-growing school districts in the area. During the 2011-12 school year, enrollment has grown to more than 62,000 served by 56 schools including six four-year high schools.
Katy High School A long and proud tradition of excellence characterizes Katy High School. Generations of Katy residents, including many current faculty members, have graduated from the district’s original high school, which celebrated its 100th birthday during the 1998-99 school year.
Katy High School’s comprehensive curriculum provides outstanding opportunities for students regardless of interest or academic level offering advanced placement and pre-advanced placement classes, dual-credit courses, fundamental courses and a variety of career/technology preparation classes.
Part of KHS’s proud tradition is the sense of community created by a high level of student involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and organizations. Among them are competitions such as Academic Challenge, Academic Decathlon and Academic Octathlon; enrichment activities such as Close Up; clubs in special interest areas like computer science, geography, foreign languages, statistics; service groups like the Good Sportsmanship League, DARE Role Models, Best Buddies, Interact and Peer Mentors; academic-area groups including yearbook, newspaper, art history, photography, cooking, chess and creative writing; career-oriented groups for future farmers, teachers, business persons, health occupations; and National Honor Society.
Awards & Honors
- LPC Documentary State Champion in 2011
- Winter Guard State Champion in 2000 and 2011, 2012
- Texas Thespian Educator Hall of Fame Award recipient, 2012
- Texas Dance and Drill Team Educator’s Association Director of the Year, 2000
- Academic Decathlon state qualifiers, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2008
- Regional Scholastic Writing and Art Competition winners
- UIL State Softball runner-up, 2009
- UIL 5A Baseball state runner-up, 2006
- UIL State Wrestling championships, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006
- UIL State Football championships: 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008
- Writing Magazine's national fantasy writing competition runner-up, 2007
- UIL state wrestling champions, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006
- Two Texas Science Olympiad gold medalists, 2008
- Academic Octathlon gold medalist in science, 2006
The Katy ISD High School Athletic program is locally renowned for its success winning multiple state team championships.
In 2012-13, all six Katy ISD high schools will compete with a full compliment of athletic programs that are offered by the University Interscholastic League. All KISD Schools compete in District 19-5A and the Katy ISD athletic programs are all under the direction of the Katy ISD Department of Athletics.
Katy ISD athletic programs have been successful state-wide as Katy ISD have won 16 state team championships. The very first state championship for Katy High School was the football team championship in 1959. Since 1997 Katy ISD teams have won state titles in football, girls soccer, team tennis, spring tennis, boys swimming, boys track, wrestling and cross country.
Katy ISD Facts and Accomplishments
- Katy ISD is one of the fastest growing districts in the state adding more than 10,000 students in the last decade.
- Katy ISD is comprised of 56 campuses including 35 elementary schools, 13 junior high schools, 6 high schools, the Arthur Miller Career & Technology Center, and the Martha Raines Opportunity Awareness Center.
- Forty-five Katy ISD schools are rated “exemplary” or “recognized” by the Texas Education Agency.
- Test scores released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) from the 2012 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) accountability test for grades 3-8 show that Katy ISD outperformed the state in every grade level assessment. The district exceeded the state passing rate by an average of 13 points.
- The Katy High School Tigers football team has a long-standing tradition of excellence in football with many titles and records including the State Championship for the years 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2012.
- The Katy High School Tigers football team earned the State Finalist title for several years including 1959, 1994, back-to-back wins from 1997 to 2000, 2003, 2005, and then again for 3 years straight 2007-2009. In 2012, the Tigers again made their mark at the State Finals and went on to win the State Championship.
- In 2013, Katy ISD celebrated 70 years of the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo which is an outstanding program celebrating FFA student’s hard work and dedication working with animals
- Two Katy ISD high school musicals earned the 2013 Tommy Tune Awards – Taylor High School’s production of Seussical for Best Scenic Design and Katy High School’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Best Orchestra.
- Fourteen schools have earned the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award.
- The district offers three alternative education campuses including the Arthur Miller Career Technology Center, The Opportunity Awareness Center, and the Martha Raines School of Choice.
- All secondary schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- For the 16th year in a row, Katy ISD was named one of the nation’s most sought-after school districts by School Match, a nationwide school information service.
- A community survey conducted by Katy ISD in the spring of 2006 revealed that Katy ISD is one of the single major factors that brings new residents to the Katy area.
- Five Katy ISD schools are among an elite group public schools statewide to be named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition 2007 Honor Roll.
- Katy ISD’s Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) was one of only four in the state chosen for the Texas Education Agency’s 2004 Showcase of Promising Practices for Special Education.
- For the fifth year in a row, Katy ISD was named one of the top 100 places to live in America for quality music education according to the American Music Conference.