GALLERY: Newly opened Haskett Jr. High in Katy ISD welcomes students for 2021-22 school year

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Haskett Junior High opened its doors for students for the first time on Aug. 18. (Photos by Holly Galvan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Haskett Junior High opened its doors for students for the first time on Aug. 18. (Photos by Holly Galvan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The construction of Bill and Cindy Haskett Junior High was funded through the voter-approved 2017 bond.
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Superintendent Ken Gregorski welcomed students to Haskett Junior High.
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David Paz is the principal of Haskett Junior High.
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Haskett Junior High opened its doors for students for the first time on Aug. 18.
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Haskett Junior High opened its doors for students for the first time on Aug. 18.

Haskett Junior High opened its doors to students for the first time on Aug. 18. The new campus, located at at 25737 Clay Road, Katy, was made possible by the voter-approved 2017 bond.

Haskett Junior High is the district’s 17th junior high school located in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD. Superintendent Ken Gregorski, Principal David Paz and Namesakes Bill and Cindy Haskett welcomed approximately 800 students and 87 staff during the first day of school. The state-of-the-art campus is projected to serve over 1,500 students by 2025.



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