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Katy ISD 2019 Graduation Schedule and Important Information


May 23, 2019

By Addie Davis

This weekend, the Leonard E. Merrell Center will host seven Katy ISD commencement ceremonies. Arrive early to find parking and line up outside, or find another route to avoid the traffic in the area this weekend.

All Katy High School graduations (with the exception of Raines High School) will be held at the Merrell Center at staggered times from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26.

Some high schools may have extra tickets available at the Merrell Center an hour before commencement begins. However, for some ceremonies, attendees may have to sit in overflow seating and watch graduation on a monitor from the Board Room of the Educational Support Complex.

To watch commencements from home, or for out-of-town friends and family to enjoy the event, log on to to watch a live stream of each graduation.

Start times for Katy ISD graduation ceremonies:

Friday May 24, 2019

James E. Taylor High School 2:00 pm

Katy High School - 7:00 pm

Saturday May 25, 2019

Mayde Creek High School - 9:00 am

Cinco Ranch high School - 2:00 pm

Morton Ranch High School - 7:00 pm

Sunday May 26, 2019

Obra D. Tompkins High School - 2:00 pm

Seven Lakes High School - 7:00 pm

*Wednesday May 29, 2019

Martha E. Raines High School 7:00 pm

*Held at the Morton Ranch High School PAC

Seniors must arrive at their designated check-in area at specified times; check your student's school for details. Doors at The Merrell Center will open one hour and 15 minutes prior to the graduation start times listed above. Click here for more information.

This year, Katy ISD will be enforcing their Clear Bag Policy for all graduations. Additionally, the Fire Marshal and Katy ISD Merrell Center Officials prohibit the following items: helium balloons, air horns and laser pointers. Signs can not be attached to the railings or walls. Flowers and gifts may not be brought inside, nor will they be stored by Merrell Center staff.

Please visit the Merrell Center FAQ's for more details.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

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