KISD presents attendance boundary modification survey results for Junior High No. 17

This is the proposed boundary map in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD with Junior High No. 17. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
This is the proposed boundary map in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD with Junior High No. 17. (Courtesy Katy ISD)

This is the proposed boundary map in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD with Junior High No. 17. (Courtesy Katy ISD)

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This is the current boundary map in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
As Katy ISD prepares for the opening of Junior High No. 17 in fall 2021, some attendance boundary modifications will be necessary.

In July, a proposed modification was presented to the board with the intention to provide relief to campuses experiencing overutilization or future overutilization in the northwest quadrant of the school district, said Andrea Grooms, KISD chief communications officer.

Working with K12 insight, a school-based customer experience solutions firm based near Washington, D.C., KISD began collecting survey responses concerning the boundaries July 29.

Results presented thus far to the board include responses from July 29-Sept. 15, said Jenny Coisson, senior research director with K12 Insight. The survey window will remain open until Oct. 13.

Out of 2,013 survey invitations—sent to parents in land-use zones from Bethke, Bryant, Hutsell, Katy, King, Leonard, McElwain and Windborn elementary schools as well as Katy and Stockdick junior high schools—388 responses were returned, Coisson said.

Survey results showed that 35% of those households that had experienced a modification before reporting having a negative response to the change. However, when asked to describe their children’s experience transitioning to a new school, negative responses decreased to 18%, Coisson said.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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