KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 6, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Monday, January 13 is the deadline for transfer requests allowing Katy High School students rezoned away from the school to stay at their current campus. The district voted last year on an Attendance Boundary Modification in order to alleviate overcrowding schools in the growing district.
Many Katy Students Affected By Rezoning
Katy ISD previously passed an Attendance Boundary Modification that will rezone many students in the growing district starting the 2020-2021 academic year. Students rezoned away from Katy High School can apply for a transfer request that would allow them to remain at the school through graduation. The deadline for the request is Monday, January 13.
Any Student from Any School Affected Must Submit Transfer Request
Any student wishing to stay at their current high school, who is being rezoned, must fill out a transfer request form. Katy ISD has been circulating reminder emails to Katy High School students twice a week leading up to the deadline because that campus is the most affected by the rezoning. Over 1,000 students are being rezoned away from Katy High School.
Katy Continues to Grow
Katy continues to grow as do the needs of Katy ISD. The school district conducted a lengthy survey and approved an Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM) last October. The plan will aid the district in overcrowding by moving students to Jordan High School and Elementary #43 when these schools open in the 2020-2021 academic year.
However, parents with students currently attending Katy High School, who are affected by the ABM, may complete a transfer request that could allow their students to remain at Katy High School.
Transfer Requests Opened in November
The request for transfer has been available online since November 1 and will remain open until this Monday, January 13.
Students rezoned to Jordan High School, but currently in 10th or 11th grades, will remain at their current school regardless of the ABM.
Transportation will change to reflect the new ABM. If a family applies and is approved for a transfer, they will be responsible for getting their student to school.
Students in the ABM area with older siblings can apply for a transfer in order to stay at the school their siblings are attending.
Students of Katy ISD employees can continue to apply for transfers throughout the year.
2020-2021 Academic Year Zoning
Jordan High School To Relieve Overcrowding for Cross Creek Ranch Area
Jordan High School, at 27500 Fulshear Bend Drive, Fulshear, will relieve overcrowding at Seven Lakes High School and Tompkins High School.
Katy High School Rezoning
Some students from Katy High School may be rezoned to Cinco Ranch, Taylor, or Tompkins high schools to relieve overcrowding. Students enrolled in 10th, 11th and 12th grade during the 2020-21 school year will be allowed to remain at their existing campuses, according to the district website. Ninth graders will be rezoned.
Bethke Elementary Rezoning
The overcrowding at Bethke Elementary will be relieved by Elementary School #43, located at 6631 Greenwood Orchard Drive, Katy. Students at Elementary School #43 would attend either Katy Junior High or Stockdick Junior High.
For more information on the ABM and how it could affect your family visit the ABM website and the Katy High School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
The deadline for a transfer request because of the ABM is Monday, January 13. Fill out the transfer request here.