The Katy ISD board of trustees voted to approve naming the district’s 10th high school “Freeman High School” at the Nov. 13 board meeting.

Naming the high school in honor of the Freemans was evident as multiple community members voiced support for the naming of the high school during the public hearing Nov. 8 at the KISD Education Support Complex.

The KISD board received a recommendation from the Naming Advisory Committee in the work study session held Nov. 6 to name the district’s 10th high school in honor of the Freeman family, as previously reported.

The backstory

The Freemans settled in Katy in the late 1800s. Five generations of Freemans have graduated from KISD schools, and members of the sixth generation are enrolled in the district’s schools, according to a KISD statement.

Officials said the Freeman family has been integral in the development of the Katy community for over a century. Family members have served the city in various roles, including:
  • Katy mayor
  • Katy City Council member
  • Volunteer fire department
  • School board trustee
Quote of note

During the meeting Nov. 13, the board announced their final approval, and trustees said they looked forward to the new school opening in fall 2024 at 7800 Katy Hockley Road, Katy.

“The family name of ‘Freeman’ is a familiar one in our community, as the family has a 125-year history in Katy that spans six generations,” board President Victor Perez said. “High School No. 10, now Freeman High School, was approved by our community as a part of the 2021 bond program and will provide enrollment relief to our schools in the northwest quadrant of the district.”