Katy High School

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Katy High School
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Home of Champions
Address
6331 Highway Boulevard
Katy, Texas, Fort Bend County, 77494
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1898
School district Katy Independent School District
Principal Dr. Robertson
Faculty 170
Grades 9th-12th
Enrollment 2,888 (2012)
Campus size 100 acres (0.40 km2)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Red
     White
     Black
Team name Tigers
Website

Katy High School is a high school located in Katy, Texas, United States which serves grades 9 through 12. It is a part of the Katy Independent School District. The school serves the City of Katy and the unincorporated Harris County community of Cimarron.[1]

History[edit]

Katy High School opened in 1898 to serve the children of local rice farmers. Its first graduating class was in 1900.

1939: The first football team was established at Katy High School.

1941: 17 seniors graduated.

1942: During the 1942-1943 school year the mascot was changed from Kangaroos to the Tigers.

1947: The campus was moved to its current location at US Highway 90 and FM 1463 in 1947. Seventh and eighth grades were included on this campus until 1965.

1952: The band hall and vocational building were constructed south of the building.

1955: Katy High School held graduation for 40 seniors.

1960: A total of 53 graduate.

1977: The capacity of the campus was expanded from 800 to 1600. The Katy ISD school board approved a drill team for the 1977–1978 school year that would be called the "Red Brigade" (students and advisers would change the name to "Bengal Brigade" before the start of the school year).

May, 1977: 195 seniors walked across the stage at Tiger Field.

May, 1979: 296 seniors graduated from KHS.

Enrollment History
1934–35:   100
1987-88: 1,853
1988-89: 1,842
1989-90: 1,830
1990-91: 1,826
1991-92: 1,848
1992-93: 1913
1993-94: 2,054
1994-95: 2,106
1995-96: 2,479
1996-97: 2,479
1997-98: 2,678
1998-99: 2,771
1999-00: 2,888
2000-01: 2,932
2001-02: 2,950
2002-03: 2,986
2003-04: 3,091
2004-05: 3,180
2005-06: 2,897
2006-07: 2,899
2007-08: 2,660
2008-09: --
2009–10: 2,641
2010-11: 2,703
2011-12: 2,792
2012-13: 2,888

May 1981: This was the last full graduating class for Katy high school students (approximately 450); the 1982 graduating class was split between two Katy area high schools.

1981: The last varsity football game was played at Tiger Field before moving to Rhodes Stadium.

1984: The tiger-head logo was designed, replacing the simple letters "K.T.".

1985: The weight room and field house were expanded.

1992: 360 seniors graduated from KHS.

1995: The adjacent junior high school was converted into a 9th grade center, called West Campus. The largest entering freshman class occupied the building.

1997–98: Katy was named a National Blue Ribbon School[2]

May, 1997: 518 seniors graduated from KHS at the Astro Hall in Houston.

1998: A photo, which can now be found in the KHS trophy case in front of the competition gym, was taken of Bill Murray alongside the KHS Band in conjunction with the filming of the movie Rushmore.

1998: A new library and hallway were completed between the main building and West Campus.

May, 1998: 551 seniors graduated from KHS at the Astro Hall in Houston.

May, 1999: Making history, KHS's largest graduating class of 660 seniors walked across the stage at the Astro Hall.[3]

Summer, 2001: Amid renovations to remove asbestos, 80% of the pre-1977 campus burned. The fire did not cause problems so much as it just sped up the teardown process. Due to their separation from the main building, the freshman campus, vocational building, band hall and athletic facilities (field houses and natatorium) were spared; the rebuild would connect them to the main building and give them much needed facelifts.

May, 2003: The class of graduating seniors broke Katy High School's previous record with a graduating class of 666 students. To this day this is still the largest graduating class from KHS.

2004: The Performing Arts Center and classroom expansion was completed, increasing the student capacity to over 3,000. A new rodeo arena was finished behind the high school.[4]

May, 2005: Graduation ceremonies were moved from Houston to Merrell Center, located at KISD headquarters behind the school.

May, 2007: 474 seniors graduated.

May, 2008: 497 seniors graduated.

Winter 2011: The brigade and wresting gyms were torn down, as well as the old auditorium.

Spring/summer 2012: Construction began on the new brigade gym, choir room, and freshman campus.

December, 2012: Katy won its 7th state title, becoming state and national football champions.

Summer 2013: Construction was completed on the brigade and wrestling gym, choir room, and freshman campus.

Football history[edit]

The Tigers have a long-standing tradition of excellence in football:

State Championships: 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012

State Finalists: 1959, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

State Semi-Finalists: 1959, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013

State Quarter-Finalists: 1959, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Regional Semi-Finalists: 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Area Finalists: 1959, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Bi-District Finalists: 1959, 1963, 1964, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Region Champions: 1959, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

District Champions: 1948, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Ten or More Win Seasons: 1959, 1963, 1964, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Undefeated District Record: 1959, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Undefeated Seasons: 1959 (15–0), 1998 (15–0), 2000 (16–0), 2007 (16–0), 2012 (16-0)

Undefeated Regular Seasons: 1959, 1986, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Longest Overall Winning Streak:

1997–1999: 33 1958–1960: 27 2003–2004: 23

Longest District Winning Streak: 1996–2001: 34

5A State Playoff Record (since 1980): 74–16

All-Time Best 5A State Playoff Records (since 1980):

1. Converse Judson (78–17) 2. Katy (66–15) 3. Odessa Permian (56-12-5) 4. Plano (48–16) 5. Midland Lee (45–17)

Longest Playoff Winning Streak:

2007–2009: 17 1997–1999: 15 2003–2004: 9

First Varsity Season: 1939

Overall Program Record (1939–current): 469-265-18... through Abilene 2009

Team Records (Since 1990): 1990 (5–5), 1991 (8–4), 1992 (11–3), 1993 (8–3), 1994 (13–2), 1995 (9–3), 1996 (10–2), 1997 (14–1), 1998 (15–0), 1999 (14–2), 2000 (16–0), 2001 (8–4), 2002 (11–4), 2003 (15–1), 2004 (12–2), 2005 (14–1), 2006 (13–1), 2007 (16–0), 2008 (13–3), 2009 (15–2) [5]

Feeder Patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Katy High School:[6]

  • Cimarron Elementary
  • Hutsell Elementary
  • Katy Elementary
  • Wolman Elementary (partial)
  • King Elementary (partial)
  • West Memorial Elementary (almost all)
  • WoodCreek Elementary (partial)

The following junior high schools feed into Katy High School:

  • Katy Junior High (partial)
  • West Memorial Junior High (almost all)
  • WoodCreek Junior High (partial)
  • McDonald Junior High (partial)

Notable alumni[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°47′05″N 95°49′56″W / 29.784855°N 95.832262°W / 29.784855; -95.832262