Katy Independent School District
Katy TX Independent School District
The City of Houston has several top-performing suburbs. Each community has points of pride. The
leaders of the city of Katy decided long ago, that great schools would be a calling card of the community.
When couples are young they want to live neat the hustle and the Galleria, the City Center and the Rice
Military District. However, when those young couples have children, they invariably start thinking about
the cities top performing schools districts and Katy is always near the top of the list.
Note: People think home prices are a national phenomenon. Homes prices are not driven by a national
economy. Home prices are also not driven by a state economy. Local economy can impact home prices
of course. Still the largest driver of home prices are schools. I have seen homes on one side of a street
literally sell for twice as much as homes on the other side of the street because one side of the street was
zoned to a better school district. Even within a great district I have seen home prices vary more than 50%
based on elementary school zoning.
Katy school district’s high rankings positively effects home prices
Katy’s growth is due in large part to Katy’s schools rankings. Katy is one of the top ranked school districts
in the state of Texas. Recently Katy students scored one of the states’ highest scores on the TAKS Test
(over 16% higher than the state average). Katy students also score markedly higher for college
readiness than the state average. This success has contributed to Katy having one of the top performing
real estate markets in the country. Home prices continue to climb and developers continue to bring
fantastic new neighborhoods with spectacular amenities.
Katy schools and activities are as competitive as the real estate market
Most people know that Katy High School is consistently competing for the State Football Championship.
However, they may not know that the competitive nature of Katy schools runs through every level of the
sports and academia. Katy’s has several athletic programs each year that place near the top of state
rankings. However, the competition for scholarships and academic achievement are just as fierce. Katy
sends hundreds kids to the nation’s top rated schools each year. Many parents who move hear from
other school districts find that their children have to really work to keep up until they begin to understand
the pace needed to compete at the highest level of Katy’s academic programs. From competitive Theatre
Programs, to Choir, to Orchestra Katy offers a wonderful top performing opportunity for almost everyone.
As importantly, Katy offers highly regarded opportunities for children of every academic goal.
Katy is the best marketed School District in West Houston
There are several very good school districts in the Houston area. Still, Katy has become one of the most
sought after. Katy is a top performing school district for sure. However, in addition Katy is probably the
best marketed school districts in the nation. People are willing to pay more for a brand name, for instance
people pay more for Coca-Cola than a store brand. The Katy School District has become a brand name
associated with excellence. This is a complement to the schools performance, fantastic marketing and
more importantly the great word of mouth the school district has earned over the years. To find out more
about the Katy School District simply visit http://www.katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx
Katy residents drive the success of Katy Schools
In a recent year over 14,000 residents donated over 750,000 hours of time in the Katy Schools. The Katy
ISD Leadership team decided a long time ago that strong administrators and teachers were key to a
schools success. However, if the school was going to be truly great the community would have to be
involved. The Katy ISD’s VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) and PIE (Partners in Education) are
programs that truly helps parents and the community contribute to enrichment of the students. According
to school administrators these programs have become the fuel that have helped top flight teachers power
A few things that are key to note. Just because a home has a Katy address does not mean it is zoned to
Katy schools. Thousands of homes with Katy addresses are zoned to other schools. Also, some homes
with Houston addresses are zoned to Katy schools. I highly recommend finding a top class real estate
professional to help you find a home zoned to one of the area’s best schools. Contact us today for a private
tour of homes zoned to Katy ISD.