Katy ISD scores well despite growth

June 26, 2015 by  

Results are in for the STAAR tests, and the Katy Independent School District (KISD) once again made a good showing.

How the influx of 800 new students into KISD over the last year would affect the school’s academic performance was a concern. However, once again the school has done well, albeit not as well as last year. Early in June, KISD Superintendent Alton Frailey shared the school’s progress at a media event. Subjects included the slower than anticipated headway on bond projects due to heavy rains as well as the continual growth throughout the region and achievements in academic and athletic areas.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results show that in Level II standards for U.S. History, Algebra I and English I, one percent fewer met the state-set phase-in standard than last year. The scores this year were 97, 89 and 82 respectively. For Biology the end-of-course test showed students holding steady at 96 percent and in English II dropping from 85 to 83 percent.

Superintendent Frailey noted, that although lower, these were still strong scores. Moreover, he submitted that the $748 million bond the voters passed last fall enabled the district to continue to ensure high-quality instruction for its 70,800-member student body.

Putting the schools’ progress in front of voters, with the help of a brochure printing service, is an excellent way to ensure support when a bond level comes up for a vote.