Katy Independent School District, Texas

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Katy Independent School District
Katy, Texas
Katy ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Alton Frailey
Enrollment:60,803 students
Number of schools:60
Budget: $636.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Rebecca Fox
Board members:7
Term length:3
Katy Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves parts of Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County. It is the 12th-largest school district in Texas, serving 60,803 students in 60 schools with an operating budget of $636.2 million.[1]

About the district

Katy Independent School District is located in Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller Counties, Texas
Katy Independent School District is located in Katy, Texas and serves the counties of Harris, Fort Bend and Waller. The city's population was 14,102 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Katy underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment but outperforms in terms of poverty rate and median household income. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 25.9 percent of Katy residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Katy had a median income of $69,279 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Katy was 10.6 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Katy (%) Texas (%)
White 80.1 80.6
Black or African American 5.3 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 1.5 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0.1
Two or More Races 3.0 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 29.0 38.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Katy Independent School District is Alton Frailey, who was appointed to the position in 2007. He has both his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Prior to his current role, Frailey served as superintendent of DeSoto Independent School District and Cincinnati Public Schools.[4]

School board

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms. While candidates run for specific positions on the ballot, they represent the entire district.[5]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Position # Term Ends
Rebecca Fox President Position 2 2016
Joe M. Adams Vice President Position 1 2016
Henry Dibrell Treasurer Position 5 2017
Bryan Michalsky Secretary Position 6 2015
Charles Griffin Sergeant-at-Arms Position 7 2015
Courtney Doyle Member Position 4 2017
Ashley Vann Member Position 3 2017

School board elections

See also: Katy Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large to three-year terms. In the May 10, 2014 election, newcomers Ashley Vann and Courtney Doyle were elected to Positions 3 and 4, respectively; incumbent Henry Dibrell was re-elected to his Position 5 seat. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2011:

As long as the requirements of the Open Meetings Act are satisfied and the right of citizens to apply to the Board for redress of their grievances is not abridged, the Board need not provide a public forum for every citizen wishing to express an opinion on a matter. Reasonable restraints on the number, length, and frequency of presentations are permissible. The Board may limit the number of persons it will hear on a particular subject and the frequency with which they may appear, so long as the regulation does not abridge constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of speech and to petition nor unfairly discriminate among views seeking expression. [6]

—Katy Independent School District's website, (2011), [7]

Budget

Katy Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $452,095,573 71.1% $50,002,013 7.9% $36,699,586 5.8% $97,465,000 15.3% $0 0% $636,262,172
Averages: $452,095,573 71% $50,002,013 8% $36,699,586 6% $97,465,000 15% $0 0% $636,262,172

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Katy Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The scale is set up using steps, those of which don't necessarily correlate with years of experience. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 47,000 71,502
MA 48,000 73,858
Doctorate 49,000 75,144

Schools in Katy ISD

Enrollment

Katy Independent School District serves 60,803 students. Katy Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[9]

District schools

Katy Independent School District operates 60 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Katy Independent School District Schools
School Name
Alexander Elementary School
Bear Creek Elementary School
Beck Junior High School
Beckendorff Junior High School
Cardiff Junior High School
Cimarron Elementary School
Cinco Ranch High School
Cinco Ranch Junior High School
Creech Elementary School
Exley Elementary School
Fielder Elementary School
Franz Elementary School
Golbow Elementary School
Griffin Elementary School
Hayes Elementary School
Holland Elementary School
Hutsell Elementary School
James Randolph Elementary School
Katy Elementary School
Katy High School
Katy Junior High School
Keiko Davidson Elementary School
Kilpatrick Elementary School
King Elementary School
Mayde Creek Elementary School
Mayde Creek High School
Mayde Creek Junior High School
McDonald Junior High School
McMeans Junior High School
McRoberts Elementary School
Memorial Parkway Elementary School
Memorial Parkway Junior High School
Miller Career & Technology Center
Morton Ranch Elementary School
Morton Ranch High School
Morton Ranch Junior High School
Nottingham Country Elementary School
Opportunity Awareness Center
Pattison Elementary School
Raines High School
Rhoads Elementary School
Rylander Elementary School
Schmalz Elementary School
Seven Lakes High School
Seven Lakes Junior High School
Shafer Elementary School
Stanley Elementary School
Stephens Elementary School
Sundown Elementary School
Taylor High School
Tompkins High School
West Memorial Elementary School
West Memorial Junior High School
Williams Elementary School
Wilson Elementary School
Winborn Elementary School
Wolfe Elementary School
Wolman Elementary School
WoodCreek Elementary School
WoodCreek Junior High School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Katy Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 100 percent of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[11]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 126,835 142,249 89 50
Student Progress 1,775 4,800 37 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,230 1,500 82 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,228.8 1,400 88 75

Issues

2013 bond proposal

In the November 2013 election, Katy ISD voters turned down a $128.5 million bond proposal aimed at building a new stadium, agriculture facility and science center. Fifty-four percent voted against the measure, with a vote of 9,011 against and 7,458 for the bond issue. No tax increase was planned with the proposal. According to George Scott, an education advocate and bond critic, the defeat shows that "Katy ISD administration and school board have become institutionally arrogant" and that "they lost sight of the fact that people in the community are dedicated to public education but also care about spending money wisely."[12]

Contact information

Katy ISD logo.jpg
Katy School Board
6301 S. Stadium Lane
Katy, TX 77494
Phone: (281) 396-6000

See also

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