Education

The Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) is a distinguished, award-winning school district whose footprint serves as the boundaries of the greater Katy area. Seven high schools with the eighth under construction, thirteen junior high schools, thirty-seven elementary schools, and three specialized facilities serve families living in the Katy area with the best K-12 education in the Houston region. Residents are proud of Katy ISD and tend to define themselves by the achievements of the school district. For more information on Katy ISD, please visit the Katy ISD Public Dashboard.

Recent Katy ISD Accolades:

  • Niche.com ranks top 100 elementary schools in Houston metro, Katy ISD places 19 schools in top 30
  • Katy ISD named top Houston area school district for 2017 by Niche
  • 2015 District-Wide Teachers of the Year: Christina Dismuke, Morton Ranch Elementary and Scott Lightle, Beckendorff Junior High
  • Finalist in H-E-B Excellence in Education Program in the large district category
  • Texas Comptroller’s Platinum Leadership Circle Award
  • College Board 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll
  • Ranked second among large school districts nationwide in the Digital School Districts Survey
  • Best Communities for Music Education for seventh consecutive year
  • 2015 District-Wide Principals of the Year: Dr. Sanee Bell, Cimarron Elementary and Lee Crews, Morton Ranch High School
  • School Bell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music Education: Executive Director for Fine Arts Bob Bryant
  • Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) National Volunteer of the Year Award: Chief Information Officer Dr. John Alawneh
  • A total of 26 students received State Medallions at the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE), with four students winning the Gold Seal of Excellence Award.
  • Katy ISD had 21 National Merit Scholarship Winners
  • McMeans Junior High was selected as a Texas “School to Watch” for 2015-2016
  • Katy ISD 2015 graduates accepted more than $21 million in scholarships
  • 2014 Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Champions: Schmalz Elementary P.E. teachers Kashif Aleem and Scott Power
  • Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show & Rodeo auction set District record of more than $638,000
  • Four Katy ISD campuses had students place at the State Science Olympiad Tournament and advance to nationals
  • Katy ISD had 41 All-State Dancers, Musicians and Athletes for 2014-2015
  • Six student art pieces were selected for the Youth Art Month State Capital Show
  • More than 50 student athletes signed letters of intent to play sports at colleges and universities across the nation

The Katy area is also home to British International School of Houston.  The school, opened a state of the art facility in the fall of 2016, offers a strong academic experience based on international curricula for students ages 3-18.

There are five charter and private schools in the area include Harmony Science Academy-West HoustonAristoi Classical AcademyFaith West Academy and St. John XXIII College Preparatory.


K-12

Over 90% of the people who move to the Katy area do so in order to educate their children in the award-winning, acclaimed school system, Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD). Katy ISD's student population has grown to over 77,000 students and is projected to grow roughly 2,000 to 3,000 students each year.  For a full district profile, click here.

Katy ISD is a "Recognized District" overall, and many of its individual schools are "Exemplary Schools," a top rating given by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In Katy ISD, the American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) scores are above the state and national averages. The majority of Katy ISD high schools boast graduation rates from 95% to 98%. In 2018, Niche ranked Katy ISD as the Top Houston Area school district for 2018 and named 19 Katy ISD Elementary Schools in its Top 25 Houston Area Elementary School rankings. Katy ISD graduates over 3,000 students annually.

Katy ISD offers well-rounded career training through the Miller Career and Technology Center (MCTC). MCTC career academies include: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Transportation and Logistics, Business Management and Administration, Information Technology, Arts, Audio Visual Technology and & Communications and Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources. Katy ISD, in coordination with Houston Community College, offers multiple adult education opportunities at MCTC.