According to Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools), Katy ISD earned the distinction of having 19 of the top 25 highest-ranked elementary schools in the Houston-area, with Keiko Davidson Elementary topping the list. 

The district improved on its impressive representation last year, when 16 elementary schools made the list.  


“I am extremely proud of our teachers, staff and entire school community for the work and planning they put in everyday to ensure each of our 83,000 students have access to unparalleled learning experiences across our 66 campuses,” said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Katy ISD.  “It is their diligence and hard work that makes these schools and our district excellent.”

Niche recognized 19 Katy ISD schools in the top 25 of the organization’s “2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston area” list. Katy ISD has also been identified as the number one school district in the greater Houston area.


2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area

Katy ISD Campuses (In ranking order)

1   Keiko Davidson Elementary School

2   Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School

3   Stanley C. Stanley Elementary School

4   Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary School

5   Tom Wilson Elementary School

7   Sue Creech Elementary School

8   Woodcreek Elementary School

9   Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School

10  Hayes Elementary School

11  Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School

12  Bonnie Holland Elementary School

13  Jenks Elementary School

14  Michael L. Griffin Elementary School

15  Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary School

17  Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary School

18  James E. Randolph Elementary School

19  Joella Exley Elementary School

24  Ursula Stephens Elementary School

25  James E. Williams Elementary School


Additional Niche Results

Katy ISD has earned an overall Niche grade of A+.  The Niche team has also ranked Katy ISD #14 Best School District in Texas out of 1002, and #16 Best School District for Athletes in Texas, and #88 out of 1022 for Districts with the Best Teachers in the state.


Niche Rankings

Each year, Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools) assesses school districts from across the country.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.

Katy ISD, a Leader in Excellence

Founded in 1919, Katy ISD recently celebrated a century of legacy as a leader in educational excellence. The district maintains more than 70 campuses and serves 83,000+ students.  Recently, Katy ISD earned an “A” overall district rating from the Texas Education Agency, and an “A” from the Texas Schools Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST). 

-Jennifer Miko with Katy Online Magazine