New Katy ISD elementary school coming to Cane Island community

The elementary school will be located at 7400 Innovation Drive near Cane Island Parkway, within walking distance for Cane Island residents. (Courtesy Kaplan Public Relations)
The elementary school will be located at 7400 Innovation Drive near Cane Island Parkway, within walking distance for Cane Island residents. (Courtesy Kaplan Public Relations)

The elementary school will be located at 7400 Innovation Drive near Cane Island Parkway, within walking distance for Cane Island residents. (Courtesy Kaplan Public Relations)

The Katy master-planned community Cane Island will add an on-site Katy ISD elementary school scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, according to a press release.

The elementary school will be located at 7400 Innovation Drive near Cane Island Parkway, within walking distance for Cane Island residents, the release said. The district is expected to announce a name for the new school in the coming months.

“As the primary driver of new home sales north of I-10, we knew it was just a matter of time before we could open an on-site elementary school right here in the community,” said Lawren Eckhardt, Cane Island director of marketing, in the release. “Our families value a Katy ISD education, and certainly having an elementary school right in their backyard is a huge plus for the community. Residents have been looking forward to this for quite some time.”

According to KISD officials, growth in the northwest quadrant of the district is continuing on an annual basis. Construction of the new elementary campus will provide relief to existing campuses that

currently house students in surrounding attendance boundaries, according to district documents.


Cane Island’s new on-site elementary is expected to offer spacious classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, leading teaching technologies and prominent natural light throughout the campus. Residents will continue to attend Katy Junior High School and Katy High School.

The announcement of a new on-site elementary school comes as the Katy enclave of new homes by Rise Communities continues its steady growth. Most recently, Cane Island added 152 homesites spanning three new 50-foot sections. Announcements of other new sections are expected soon.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.


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