Katy ISD officials are proposing rezoning schools in the northwest area of the district in the 2025-26 school year to prepare for enrollment growth and adjust for incoming schools.

District officials presented to the board of trustees at its June 17 work study meeting a draft of attendance boundary modifications with a priority to new schools Elyson Elementary and Sunterra South Elementary.

“We know that moving schools around is a challenge—it’s a challenge for families, it’s a challenge for us, and we take it very seriously,” KISD Chief Operating Officer Ted Vierling said. “But we do know that as fast as these areas are growing on the northwest side that we got to make these moves so that we don’t ... [have] elementary schools with 2,000-3,000 kids.”

What’s happening?

District officials recommended moving multiple attendance zones to relieve overcapacity at Youngblood, Faldyn and Robertson elementaries.

The capacity for these schools is 1,030 students each. Each school has already exceeded its capacity in the 2023-24 school year, and projections show enrollment numbers will continue to increase, according to the presentation.

District staff presented a proposed attendance boundary zone draft, which also includes the projected enrollment for each elementary school in the northwest areas if attendance boundaries aren’t adjusted.

Elementary No. 47 is Elyson Elementary, and Elementary No. 48 is Sunterra South Elementary.

District officials recommended moving the following areas from Youngblood Elementary to Elyson Elementary:
  • 1B
  • 2C
  • 2D
  • 2E
  • 5B
  • 5C
  • 5D
District officials recommend moving the following areas from Robertson Elementary and Faldyn Elementary to Sunterra South Elementary:
  • 3A
  • 3E
  • 8A
  • 9C
These modifications have been crafted by campus administrators, central office administrators, and demographic firm Population and Survey Analysts, according to the presentation.

District officials said they “believe that this will provide relief for these specified areas as well as provide a more balanced enrollment in the northwest area over the next two to three years or more,” according to the presentation.

What else?

Families who could be affected by these modifications as well as the general public will be informed of these proposed modifications to provide feedback and input through various opportunities, including an electronic survey, emails, written correspondence and by telephone, according to the presentation.

Data on input given by families and the public will be presented to the board at its Sept. 23 board meeting.

Stay tuned

Trustees will approve the final attendance boundary modifications at the board’s Oct. 28 meeting.