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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Katy Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Katy, TX. It has 79,913 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Katy Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
5,290 responses
Average ACT
28
1,640 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
79,913
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,493
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,084/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$77,731
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$980
National
$949
Median Home Value
$192,300
National
$184,700

Katy Independent School District Reviews

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Ending my junior year at Taylor High School, I am beginning the phase of college applications with the tools given to me by my school. What I have learned at Taylor High School is truly priceless. From the basic academic courses all the way to the life advice from the schools' great teachers, I would not have the courage to involve myself in the countless of scholarships I applied to if it weren't for the valuable support of the staff. With the unexpected global crisis brought on by COVID-19, I lost all hope of furthering my education for the duration of the pandemic. However, to my surprise, all of the Katy ISD schools decided to continue academic instruction online through Canvas. During the week following Spring Break and right before online education began, all the teachers and staff were trained to tackle the monumental shift in how students would be taught the necessary material for the remaining of the semester. With all the benefits, There is no doubt that I am Taylor proud!
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Katy Independent School District is commonly praised for its academic success among other districts in the United States. While, yes, their testing results are quite exceptional, it doesn't come without a cost. Students are constantly put under stress given by their teachers and faculty over impossible expectations. Many students attend school while violently ill in fear of missing a single day's worth of work. Student relationships are evaluated and tested over their class ranking. Although administration attempts (poorly) to reiterate that grades do not define a person's worth, it is clear that those of a higher GPA are looked at more kindly. There is a certain stigma around having lower than a 4.0, or not taking AP classes, that creates a massive divide amongst the student body. That divide did not originate overnight. It comes from our districts strive to excellency that puts down students whom cannot reach it.
KatyISD is a very diversely populated school district. You get to learn about other cultures while interacting with peers who came from all over the world. There are so many extracurricular and sporting opportunities. The teachers care so much about each and every student and work with them to make sure they are pushed to their full potential. It is very easy to make friends because everyone is so nice. They are very informative and send out emails every week to keep everyone in the loop about what's going on in the school district. Katy is a very tight community where everyone can find a sense of belonging despite where they came from. It's also very competitive, both academically and athletically and it pushes all students to reach their full potential. There is an emphasis on attending college, and it is expected from their high school graduates. Over the years, the district has grown tremendously. People who previously lived in Houston are drawn to Katy for this school district.