KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 28, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Katy area continues to grow with businesses and residential development. Katy ISD plans four new schools in the next three years to accommodate the projected growth.
Katy ISD art rendition of Steve & Elaine Robertson Elementary. Photo courtesy of Katy ISD
"Families are moving to the District in droves, leading to a projected enrollment of more than 100,000 students by 2028,” says Maria DiPetta, Katy ISD Manager of Media Relations & Multimedia/Spokesperson. “Despite this growth, Katy ISD remains a leader in educational excellence.”
All of these schools, in various stages of development, are funded for by the 2021 Bond.
Welcoming Students this Fall
The first Katy neighborhood to see some relief is Cane Island when Steve & Elaine Robertson Elementary (elementary #44) opens this fall. This new school will provide relief for Bryant Elementary and the students will still be zoned to Katy High School.
Katy ISD names their campuses after namesakes unique and representative of the character the District hopes for the students who attend. The elementary soon to welcome Cane Island students is named after two long-time, former Katy ISD educators Dr. Steve and Mrs. Elaine Robertson. Other future schools in this story have yet to be named.
Coming Fall 2023
Master planned communities like Cane Island continue to develop in Katy, especially in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD boundary lines. The fall of 2023 academic year will see the opening of two new elementary schools (#45 and #46.) Both will relieve areas that continue to see much residential growth.
Elementary #45 will be located at 25600 Longenbaugh Road. This school will answer to the immense growth due to the Elyson community. It will relieve crowding at Peter McElwain Elementary. A new junior high and high school will soon be next door to this elementary.
Elementary #46 will be located at 25615 Clay Road near the District’s newest junior high, Haskett Junior High. This school will relieve neighboring schools of crowding around King Crossing, Camillo Lakes, and more neighborhoods along Katy Hockley Road and Clay Road.
Coming Fall 2024
The 2024 academic year will welcome two new secondary schools to the fastest growing public-school district in Texas.
Junior High #18 and High School #10 will welcome students Fall of 2024.
Land for Junior High #18 and High School #10. Photo credit: Katy ISD
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 elementary school #45 creating a three-school complex.
The newest Katy ISD high school will also have a natatorium similar to that of Paetow High School.
Elyson is a master planned community founded by the same developer as Cinco Ranch. The community is at 99 and FM 529 and has yet to hit its halfway mark. District projections continue to forecast this as an area of immense growth and these new schools will help to maintain the District standard.
“Our outstanding academic record, dedicated educators and staff members, as well as our commitment to providing unparalleled learning experiences continues to attract families from across the nation, and even around the world," says DiPetta.
Planning a Transportation and Maintenance Facility
The District is also making plans to grow in more than just schools. As more schools are built in the northwest quadrant the District will need a new transportation and maintenance facility. The site west of elementary #45 and north of high school #10 and junior high #18 is under consideration for this facility. Katy ISD’s website has its completion projected as December 2025 but this is still very much in the planning process.
Follow the status of upcoming Katy ISD projects at their website.
Katy ISD Board Early Voting
Katy ISD welcomed its 90,000 student this year and plans to grow along with the Katy community. Having strong leadership is essential through such growth. Early voting for two of the seven Katy ISD Board of Trustees is happening this week.
Registered voters in the Katy ISD boundaries can vote from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Cinco Ranch High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Leonard Merrell Center
Rooms 143 & 144
6301 S. Stadium Lane
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Rd.
Seven Lakes High School Gym Lobby
9251 S. Fry Rd.
Taylor High School Performing Arts Center (PAC)
20700 Kingsland Blvd.