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2024 Katy ISD Graduation Ceremonies Must-Knows

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

May 8, 2024

By Natalie Cook Clark


Katy ISD Commencement ceremonies start in one week. The community can join in the celebration as nine high schools graduate with a firework show. Here's all you need to know.


Photo from Katy High School's 2022 graduation ceremony courtesy of Katy ISD


Katy ISD 2024 Graduation Ceremonies Start Next Week

Next week, Katy ISD will kick off their 2024 commencement ceremonies with Jordan High School seniors graduating on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Stadium (1830 Katyland Drive.)



All District high school graduations will be held at Legacy Stadium at 8:00 p.m. See the full 2024 commencement schedule below.



All 9 Katy ISD high schools will be graduating this year. The District is currently building their 10th high school, Freeman High School that is located at Hockley Road and Longenbaugh. The Golden Eagles will welcome students this August, but won't graduate students for a few years.


Fireworks to End Each Ceremony

Last year Katy ISD debuted fireworks at each ceremony. Katy ISD will again host a 45-second firework display at the end of each commencement ceremony. According to the District, most graduations are finished somewhere between 9:30 p.m. and 9:55 p.m. depending on the size of the class. As safety is always a priority says the District, they have contracted a professional pyrotechnics company to administer each firework display.


Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of inclement weather, the scheduled evening ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium. The timeline for the rescheduled event is listed below.


  • 7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open

  • 7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate

  • 8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests

  • 9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins


Know the Clear Bag Policy and Prohibited Items

Katy ISD does operate by a clear bag policy for all of their graduations. This is the same policy as all events held at Legacy and Rhodes Stadiums. Guests not following the policy will not be permitted to enter the stadium. Bags listed below are approved by the District.


  • Clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags

  • Clear, plastic, one-gallon, re-sealable, Ziploc-style bags

  • Clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (4 1⁄2” X 6 1⁄2”)

  • Medically necessary items


The District does have a list online of items not allowed. Please note that this list does include balloons and noise makers for those super enthusiastic family members.



All Ceremonies will be Live-Streamed

Can’t attend the ceremony? All Katy ISD graduations will be livestreamed.


The highest GPA in the Class of 2024 is an impressive 4.8923. This year’s graduates include students that will attend universities and colleges across the nation and the world with a wide variety of studies.


Learn more about this year's valedictorians and salutatorians here.


For more information on this year’s Katy ISD Graduation Ceremonies, visit their website.


From the staff at Katy Magazine, CONGRATULATIONS Katy ISD Class of 2024!




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