KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 26, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD shares details regarding proposed attendance boundary modifications to set zones for two new elementary schools and adjust areas of seven current schools. A survey is available for parents to provide feedback.
District Shares Proposed Boundary Modification
As the communities that Katy ISD serves continue to grow, the District needs to adjust. The Board of Trustees, Chief Operations Officer and Population of Survey Analysts (PASA) shared an attendance boundary modification proposal at last night’s monthly board meeting.
“Katy ISD is a fast growth school district that is projected to serve over 100,000 students by 2028,” says Ted Vierling, Chief Operations Officer at Katy ISD. “Periodic boundary modifications ensure efficient campus usage and helps balance enrollment across our campuses.”
New Boundaries Include Two New Elementary Schools
This proposal will set boundaries for two of the District’s future elementary schools, Elementary Schools #45 and #46, as well as areas served by Bethke, Campbell, Golbow, Hutsell, Leonard, McElwain and McRoberts elementary schools. This will address the rapid growth that all of these neighborhoods are seeing.
Two new elementary schools are scheduled to welcome students Fall 2023, when this boundary modification is set to take effect.
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.
Both schools are currently under construction and were voted and approved through the 2021 bond program.
A survey collecting feedback of parents impacted by this ABM proposal will be available this week through October 7, 2022.
The preliminary results of the survey will be presented to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in September 2022. A final ABM discussion and action are anticipated during the October 2022 Board meeting.
"Families are moving to the District in droves,” says Maria DiPetta, Katy ISD Manager of Media Relations & Multimedia/Spokesperson. “Despite this growth, Katy ISD remains a leader in educational excellence.”
Katy ISD currently has over 90,000 students. Steve & Elaine Robertson Elementary (elementary #44) opens this fall. The school is located in Cane Island and will provide relief for Bryant Elementary.
A New Junior High and High School will Open 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.
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.
All of these projects were included in the 2021 bond program.
“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.
For current and recommended ABM maps, visit the Katy ISD ABM website.