Three Katy ISD High Schools Ranked in the Top 25 for the Greater Houston-Area  

KATY [November 7, 2019] –  On the heels of earning Niche’s number one Houston area school district title, and a number of its elementary schools and junior highs earning individual rankings, Katy ISD has been informed that three of its high schools are among the organization’s 2020 Best Public High Schools in the Houston Area.  These high schools include Seven Lakes High School (4), Cinco Ranch High School (6), and Tompkins High School (7).

“I am so proud of all of our students and campus staff,” said Courtney Doyle, Katy ISD Board President.  “Our teachers, parents and community, show up every day ready to do whatever it takes to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities ahead.  It is because of their collective vision and work that our school district is a leader in educational excellence, and our students continue to outperform their peers across the state.”

Ranking 2020 Best Public High Schools in the Houston Area –

Katy ISD Campuses

4 Seven Lakes High School
6 Cinco Ranch High School
7 Tompkins High School


Ranking 2020 Best Public Middle Schools in the Houston Area –

Katy ISD Campuses

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


Ranking 2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area –

Katy ISD Campuses

1 Keiko Davidson Elementary School
2 Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School
3 Stanley C. Stanley Elementary School
4 Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary School
5 Tom Wilson Elementary School
7 Sue Creech Elementary School
8 WoodCreek Elementary School
9 Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School
10 Hayes Elementary School
11 Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School
12 Bonnie Holland Elementary School
13 Jenks Elementary School
14 Michael L. Griffin Elementary School
15 Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary School
17 Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary School
18 James E. Randolph Elementary School
19 Joella Exley Elementary School
24 Ursula Stephens Elementary School
25 James E. Williams Elementary School

Each year, Niche (an independent research and data analysis organization) 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.

Founded in 1919, the Katy Independent School District recently celebrated a century of legacy as a leader in educational excellence.  The District is a flourishing suburban school district that encompasses 181 square miles in southeast Texas, housing over 66 campuses, and serving 83,000+ students.  Recently, Katy ISD earned an “A” overall district rating from the Texas Education Agency, an “A+” Niche Best School Districts, and an “A” from the Texas Schools Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST).