The Katy ISD Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will allow the public to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.
For the second year in a row, Katy ISD has been named the #1 Public School District in the Houston Area and also received an A+ overall grade according to the 2023 Niche Best Schools list.
Eleven Katy ISD music ensembles were recently recognized as national winners in the Foundation for Music Education Mark of Excellence Competition.
At the September Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed and approved the specific use of additional funds generated by the Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election, should the referendum pass this November.
Credit By Examination
Katy ISD offers Credit by Examination for acceleration at every grade level and subject area offered in accordance with the Texas State Board of Education rules. A student is allowed to advance one grade level or one course per subject per academic year. Katy ISD offers four Credit by Examination testing windows throughout the year.
For more information about Credit by Examination (CBE), please contact your campus counselor or view the links below:
Please be advised that the student must currently be a student with Katy ISD to be registered for CBE exams.
Parent Directions to Access State Testing Results
As in previous years, families will be able to access detailed information about their child’s areas of strength, as well as any gaps in learning, by reviewing STAAR and STAAR EOC results.
Parents will need to access the state’s Family Portal for all testing results by using their child’s Unique Student Access Code. Previous Unique Student Access Codes are no longer effective in the Family Portal.
Test results will be available in the Family Portal by the end-of-day listed in the chart.
Release date in the Family Portal
TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate
June 2, 2022
June 13, 2022
June 16, 2022
June 24, 2022
STAAR June EOC
August 5, 2022
The Unique Access Code:
- remains the same for the student during the entire state testing program,
- located on any past Confidential Student Report (CSR) in the bottom right corner of the CSR, and
- located in the Home Access Center (HAC).
Parents have three options to obtain state testing scores:
- utilize the Home Access Center (HAC) to find the Unique Access Code and/or view TELPAS scores,
- utilize the state Student Portal with the Unique Access Code, or
- look up the Unique Access Code within the state Student Portal.
The new and improved redesigned CSR will include the new performance labels. Parents may review a short video, additional resources, and the release timeline on the new STAAR report card also known as STAAR confidential student report (CSR) on the TEA website . An adopted amendment which establishes a final set of performance standards for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Grades 3-8 and end-of-course (EOC) assessments beginning with the 2016-2017 school year was approved. The table below provides the change from the old performance labels to the new performance labels.
Old Performance Label
New Performance Label
Level III: Advanced Academic Performance
Masters Grade Level
Final Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
Meets Grade Level
Phase-in Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
Approaches Grade Level
Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Did Not Meet Grade Level
Parents can utilize the Parent Directions To Access State Testing Results documents located on the Katy ISD Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability website.
The Katy Advanced Program (KAP) provides students with an opportunity to engage in above-grade level coursework in the areas of math, science, language arts, and social studies. KAP courses are available beginning in 6th grade and are open to all students. Every student is encouraged to take at least one advanced level course in an area of interest.
The district will host a KAP Awareness Night via Zoom on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:30PM. This is an opportunity for parents of students in grades 5-6 to learn about KAP prior to course selections. Parents of students who are considering KAP courses for the first time should plan to attend.
5th Grade Course Selections Via SchooLinks
The 2023-2024 online course selection season starts January 20. This is a special time of year when all current 5th grade students are able to select their core courses and fine arts elective for their 6th grade year. Coming soon, 5th grade students will begin learning how to navigate the SchooLinks platform and begin selecting their courses for junior high. Stay tuned to the weekly digest as well as your student’s campus communications for upcoming information. See the course elective fair flyer and course selection timeline below.
The KISD Course Selection Elective Fair will be held at Morton Ranch HS on January 12, 2023 from 6-8pm. See flyer below for more details.
Course Selection Timeline
December 1, 2022 - Parents have access to view their student’s course plan. Students have access to view and edit their course plan pending the additions of school board approved courses. Counselor meet with all students individually beginning on Feb. 6 to review course plan. Students log in to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select the SchooLinks logo.
January 20 - January 31, 2023 - Course Selection Window opens for students to select courses in SchooLinks
January 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. - Course Planner will become “viewable only” for parents and students.
February 6- March 10, 2023 - Counselors will meet with all students individually to review course requests
March 20 - March 28, 2023 - Course Verification Window (Parents can verify and submit course change requests)
2022 Winter Graduation Ceremony
Leonard Merrell Center
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
High School Exemption Criteria
The 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the MyKaty Cloud “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.
All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).
Secondary ELA Classroom Libraries
English Language Arts (ELA) Classroom libraries allow students immediate access to independent reading material, which supports the English Language Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Katy ISD secondary students have the option to check out books from their English teacher’s classroom library, though as of November 7, parental consent is required prior to a student being able to do so. If parents do not provide consent via the Parent Option Portal, their secondary student will be unable to check out an ELA classroom library book.
Katy ISD parents may access the KISD Option Portal to provide consent for their student to check out classroom library books by selecting the MyKaty icon on the District’s webpage, enter their parent ID and password, and then select the "KISD Option Portal" tile. Below are screenshots of the MyKaty icon and KISD Option Portal. Parents needing assistance in accessing their ID and password may manage their account here. Parents who require additional assistance with accessing the application can view an instructional video here.