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Bob is always looking for news about Katy Texas and the surrounding areas. Please e-mail me at bobgilbert2003@msn.com with any news you may feel needs a forum!
NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE RATINGS FOR KATY ISD HIGH SCHOOLS

We have had several inquiries for individuals looking to reloacte to this area regarding the schools and school district. We believe that the Katy ISD is one of the best in the area and one of the best in the whole state of Texas. Newsweek magazine produces a list of the top 1,600 High Schools in the entire United States which is the top 6% in the country. Newsweek of course have their own criteria as to how they evaluate each school and assign a rating. The purpose of my blog today is to report the results from their ratings for year 2009 as it applies to High Schools in the Katy area and not look at their methodology.

Katy ISD had 4 schools in the Newsweek 2009 list. The Schools making the Newsweek top ratings are as follows:

1) Seven Lakes # 413 - Please note this was the first year Seven Lakes could be rated as it was too new for a rating in the past

2) Cinco Ranch # 468 - Also note Cinco Ranch was ranked the 6 th best High School in the whole Houston Area by Children at Risk a non-profit group.

3) James E Taylor # 1,116 - Taylor has been a highly rated school for many years.

4) Katy # 1,532 - The original High School has an excellent academic program and not just a High School football machine.

While ratings by different groups are not fool proof and there are good schools that probably never get rated the Newsweek ratings go along way to show that the Katy Schools are excellent schools.

I plan to write a separate blog on each of the above Katy High Schools during 2010.

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:45 PM by Bob Gilbert

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