KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 23, 2019
By Jennifer Miko
According to Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools), Katy ISD earned the distinction of having 19 of the top 25 highest-ranked elementary schools in the Houston-area, with Keiko Davidson Elementary topping the list.
Davidson Elementary ranks #1 in Niche study of Houston-area elementary schools.
The district improved on its impressive representation last year, when 16 elementary schools made the list.
“I am extremely proud of our teachers, staff and entire school community for the work and planning they put in everyday to ensure each of our 83,000 students have access to unparalleled learning experiences across our 66 campuses,” said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Katy ISD. “It is their diligence and hard work that makes these schools and our district excellent.”
Niche recognized 19 Katy ISD schools in the top 25 of the organization’s “2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston area” list. Katy ISD has also been identified as the number one school district in the greater Houston area.
2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area
Katy ISD Campuses (In ranking order)
1 Keiko Davidson Elementary School
2 Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School
3 Stanley C. Stanley Elementary School
4 Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary School
5 Tom Wilson Elementary School
7 Sue Creech Elementary School
8 Woodcreek Elementary School
9 Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School
10 Hayes Elementary School
11 Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School
12 Bonnie Holland Elementary School
13 Jenks Elementary School
14 Michael L. Griffin Elementary School
15 Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary School
17 Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary School
18 James E. Randolph Elementary School
19 Joella Exley Elementary School
24 Ursula Stephens Elementary School
25 James E. Williams Elementary School
Additional Niche Results
Katy ISD has earned an overall Niche grade of A+. The Niche team has also ranked Katy ISD #14 Best School District in Texas out of 1002, and #16 Best School District for Athletes in Texas, and #88 out of 1022 for Districts with the Best Teachers in the state.
Each year, Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools) assesses school districts from across the country. The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.
Katy ISD, a Leader in Excellence
Founded in 1919, Katy ISD recently celebrated a century of legacy as a leader in educational excellence. The district maintains more than 70 campuses and serves 83,000+ students. Recently, Katy ISD earned an “A” overall district rating from the Texas Education Agency, and an “A” from the Texas Schools Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST).