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Six Katy ISD High Schools Receive Advanced Placement Exam Awards 

The Advanced Placement (AP) College Board has acknowledged the academic excellence of six Katy ISD high schools, commending their performance from the May 2023 AP Exams. The schools that earned this recognition are Cinco Ranch, Jordan, Katy, Seven Lakes, Taylor, and Tompkins High School. These six Katy ISD high schools succeeded in meeting each of the following criteria that was established by the AP College Board. According to the AP College Board website, these criteria […]

Let’s Honor our Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th

In America, Veterans Day is the day in which we reflect and honor the sacrifice, service, and dedication of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. November 11 is a time to appreciate and honor all who served in the military—whether serving here at home or overseas. This day serves as a reminder of the true meaning of the phrase, service before self. To commit to service in the military […]

Katy ISD Hosts Operations Job Fair on October 26 

Seeking an opportunity to join the #1 school district in the Greater Houston Area? Mark your calendar for the Katy ISD Operations Job Fair on October 26! The district is actively recruiting for openings in the Nutrition & Food Services, Maintenance & Operations and Transportation departments. Prospective candidates should submit their application at www.katyisd.org prior to attending the job fair. Attendees are advised to bring hard copy resumes for review and be prepared for on-site interviews. “At this […]

Memorial Parkway Elementary Announces  Nelly Vaccaro as New Principal

Memorial Parkway Elementary (MPE) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nelly Vaccaro as its new principal, effective Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Ms. Vaccaro brings a wealth of experience, dedication and a passion for education to the MPE community. With a Master of Education in Leadership of Learning from Abilene Christian University, and an illustrious career spanning over 17 years in education, Ms. Vaccaro has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and is a servant leader. Having […]

32 Katy ISD Students Earn Perfect Score on Advanced Placement Exam

The 2023 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams were taken by 2.8 million students. Of those students, 2,142 earned a perfect score on at least one AP Exam. 32 Katy ISD students were part of this exemplary group, including Sravya Gullapalli from Seven Lakes High School who earned a perfect score on two AP Exams. Sravya is only one of 17 students worldwide to earn a perfect score on two AP Exams. “AP courses offer rigorous, college-level coursework which […]

Katy ISD Board Approves Decreased School Tax Rate

Once again, Katy Independent School District is lowering the tax burden on local taxpayers. Yesterday evening, at their September Regular Board meeting, Trustees approved decreasing the school district’s tax rate by 18.5 cents per $100 valuation. “Trustees and I are pleased to approve a 2023-2024 tax rate that will represent an 18.5 cent decrease, bringing our community’s overall rate down from $1.30 to $1.12,” said Victor Perez, Katy ISD Board President. “This is possible because […]

Local Students Attend Tapia Camps at Rice University

Katy ISD has several students kicking off the school year with newfound skills and confidence in the classroom thanks to a summer of learning and growth at Rice University’s prestigious camps hosted by The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. The Tapia Camps, supported in part by ExxonMobil, are available to rising 8th-12th graders and feature a five-night, six-day residential experience with a challenging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Campers experiment with […]

Katy ISD High Schools Ranked Among the Top 17% Nationally

Eight Katy ISD high schools are among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The following schools include:   School Texas Ranking National Ranking Cinco Ranch High School 119 967 (Top 3.9%) Katy High School 202 1,963 (Top 7.8%) Mayde Creek High School 297 3,192 (Top 12.7%) Morton […]

U.S. News & World Report ranks Harmony School of Innovation – Katy the Best High School in Katy

U.S. News & World Report named Harmony School of Innovation – Katy the number one high school in Katy in its highly-anticipated annual rankings of U.S. public schools. HSI – Katy has a 97% graduation rate and holds a 70.6 score for College Readiness. Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land has been named the number one charter high school in Sugar Land. In determining its top schools, U.S. News & World Report looks at a variety of factors, including […]