KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 31, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved Attendance Boundary Modification for Junior High #18 and High School #10. Both schools will open for the 2024-2025 academic year.
School Board Approves ABM for New Schools
At last night’s regular Board Meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM) for two new schools that will open next academic year. The ABM will address the rapid growth within the neighborhoods surrounding those campuses.
New Schools to Help with Crowding
Junior High #18 and High School #10 will help relieve crowding at Haskett Junior High, Stockdick Junior High, Paetow High School and Katy High School.
ABM for High School #10
“Attendance Boundary Modifications are a common process that occurs when a new campus is about to open or when the district recognizes challenges such as overcrowding or underutilization within its schools,” says Ted Vierling, Chief Operations Officer at Katy ISD.
ABM for Junior High #18
Katy ISD annually reviews its attendance boundaries to ensure the district is adequately addressing its fast growth, as well as student and staff capacity at schools. Balancing school enrollment across campuses is essential to ensuring that each of our students has access to safe and engaging learning environments. The district surveyed the families who were identified as potentially impacted by the boundary modifications.
“With tonight’s approval, several Katy ISD schools in the northwest quadrant will see relief as we prepare to open Junior High #18 and High School #10 next school year,” says Vierling.
Increase Growth in Northwest Quadrant
The northwest quadrant of Katy ISD is experiencing increased growth due to several new housing developments and businesses coming to the area.
The two schools will be near each other with the junior high going at 25747 Longenbaugh Road and the high school to be at 7800 Katy Hockley Road. They will both be near Youngblood Elementary School creating a three-school complex.