Junior High 16 Attendance Boundary Modification Option 1 Approved by Board

A rendering of Junior High School 16 – Courtesy Katy ISD

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved Junior High School boundary modification option 3 on Monday night.

Junior High 16 opens August 2019. It will provide relief to Tays, WoodCreek and Seven Lakes junior high schools and help balance enrollment throughout that portion of the district.

Over the past five months, families that could be potentially impacted by the opening of Junior High 16 have had the opportunity to provide feedback on three attendance boundary options by way of a survey, phone calls and open forum comments at board meetings.

Survey option 3 received the most support, while option 1 ranked as a close second. The school board and the administration chose option 1 as the best anticipated long-term solution for balancing enrollment in the southwest quadrant.

Tays Junior High School will see the highest number of students being relocated. There will also be students from Seven-Lakes, WoodCreek and Cinco Ranch junior high schools that will be relocated.

“Option 3 would have eventually caused WoodCreek Junior High to be overcapacity by the year 2020, while Tays Junior High would see limited relief and remain well overcapacity,” the district said in a statement provided to the media Monday night.

Option 2 is also believed to have caused Cinco Ranch Junior High School to be overcrowded in the short term.

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