The College Board recognized six Katy ISD high schools for academic excellence for their honor roll outcomes from May.

The six schools reaching that distinction are as follows:

  • Cinco Ranch High School
  • Jordan High School
  • Katy High School
  • Seven Lakes High School
  • Taylor High School
  • Tompkins High School

The details

According to the College Board website, the six schools succeeded in meeting research-based relationships between Advanced Placement and college outcomes, which are as follows:

  • College culture: 40% or more of students took at least one AP exam during high school.
  • College credit: 25% or more of students scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam during high school.
  • College optimization: 2% or more students took five or more AP exams during high school.

At least one of the exams was taken in ninth or 10th grade so that students are able to extend their AP experience across grades.

What else?

In addition, two of those schools also earned the AP Access Award, given to schools whose minority and/or low-income student scores match that of the overall student demographics.

Those two schools are as follows:

  • Seven Lakes High School
  • Tompkins High School

Quote of note

“We take immense pride in the remarkable accomplishments of our Katy ISD high schools on the AP Exams,” KISD Chief Academic Officer Christine Caskey said in a statement. “This achievement is the result of the hard work of each student and staff member. Their accomplishments reflect the district’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and exemplify our dedication to inspire excellence and transform learners into leaders.”