Katy ISD Schools Rank Top in the Houston Area; Staff Members Earn Accolades


November 9, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

The school year is less than halfway through, yet Katy ISD has much to celebrate going into the holiday season.

Niche Junior High And High School Rankings

According to Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools), Katy ISD earned the distinction of having 12 of the top 25 highest-ranked junior high schools in the Houston-area, with Beckendorff Junior High topping the list. Katy ISD High Schools ranked well with three schools in the top 25.

“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 Katy ISD Junior High School Rankings 2020

1. Beckendorff Junior High

2. Beck Junior High

4. Seven Lakes Junior High

5. WoodCreek Junior High

6. Tays Junior High

9. Memorial Parkway Junior High

12. McMeans Junior High

15. Cinco Ranch Junior High

Niche Katy ISD High School Rankings 2020

4. Seven Lakes High School

6. Cinco Ranch High School

7. Tompkins High 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.

Niche Rankings

Each year, Niche 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.

Texas Foreign Language Association's Administrator of the Year

Cecilia Lara, Katy ISD's District Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum Specialist was named 2019 Administrator of the Year by the Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA).