Katy High School

368 reviews
  1. Katy Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
6331 Hwy Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
Telephone
(281) 237-6700

Katy High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
169 responses
Average ACT
26
76 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
AP Enrollment
20%
AP Exam Pass Rate
81%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    20%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    17%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    63%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
  • Football games
    27%
  • Marching band festivals and football games.
    18%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Spring show
    10%
  • FFA contests
    6%
  • Soccer games
    3%
  • History movie night
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,946
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,083/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses

Reviews

368 reviews
  • Excellent
    75
  • Very Good
    145
  • Average
    133
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    1
My experience at Katy High School has been a good one. I have made tons of memories that will never be forgotten. This school is like no other in the KatyISD school district because it's based on tons of tradition. The reason for this is because it was the first school in Katy, Texas and was founded in 1898. Of course the school has been remodeled over time, it still holds the same "tradition of excellence" as in the past. Here football is everything! KHS has won 7 state football championship titles and continues working towards the legacy. The softball team, track, and cross country teams have gone to state as well. Apart from sports, academics and clubs have been successful as well. Students at my school challenge themselves and strive to accomplish more than they think. Everyone here from the students to the teachers, take pride in the school and the many accomplishments we continue to work towards.
  • High School Junior
  • Oct 18 2015
What makes Katy High School unique is -by far- the culture and atmosphere of our varsity football games. As a member of the band, I get to firsthand experience everything that makes Katy football what it is. Every game (whether that be at home, in the rain, or at the Cowboy's stadium in Dallas) a sea of red follows us in the stands. Our team is frequently televised and we have had our mascot fly into a state bound pep rally on a helicopter! Katy High School is overall very supportive of extracurricular activities and prides it's self on tradition.
  • Niche User
  • July 5 2015
I really liked this school. Katy has a great athletic program and If thats not your thing there are plenty of other ways to get involved. There is great tradition and I made great friends. The size of the school takes some getting used to if you move from a small town. My grad class was over 500 at Katy and the the other school I would have gone to before moving was only 60, so that requires some adjusting. They offer duel credit and AP classes which help with college credit. Some of the classes are challenging but it prepares you for the real world. Katy is a highly respected and great school. Go Tigers!
  • Niche User
  • Nov 5 2015