Demographics & Enrollment
What schools or areas are multi-family units likely to impact? (response provided by PASA)
We are currently expecting at least some multi-family development in all 4 quadrants of the District in the next 10 years. Multi-family development can continue to happen as “in-fill” for years after the first waves of development have impacted an area. There are numerous complexes planned along the major arterials in Katy ISD., including the area south of IH-10 and west of Grand Parkway, along the Westpark Tollway, along Grand Parkway in the south, and scattered throughout the remainder of the District.
Do suburban school districts get too big? If so, do they ever split? (response provided by PASA)
“Too big” is really impossible to define. There are currently 4 districts in the state of Texas with more than 100,000 students. Katy ranks 10th in total student population in the state of Texas. We’ve never seen a school district split into pieces. We have seen districts absorbed into other districts and/or several districts consolidated into a larger, single district.
How do we address risk created by the influx of multi-family dwellings (apartments)?
A safe and secure learning and working environment is a high priority in Katy ISD. Whether the risks are associated with multi-family housing, single-family housing, or commercial/industrial facilities, they are all addressed through a multi-layer approach to make our campuses safer. The first layer includes a risk assessment of the community/environment related to the schools. The assessments include identifying vulnerabilities, mitigating if possible, and developing risk management procedures. Katy ISD has also established a culture of safety and security where vigilance and proper procedures are commonplace with teachers, support staff, students, and parents.