Klein Independent School District

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Klein ISD Instructional Center
Klein ISD Annex
Klein ISD Police Department
Superintendent Dr. Cain with Krimmel Intermediate Principal Mr. Crowe

Klein Independent School District (Klein ISD) is a school district that covers 87.5 square miles (227 km2) of land in Harris County, Texas, United States. Almost all of the territory is unincorporated; a small portion of Houston is within the district's limits.[1][2] 48,200 students attended Klein ISD Schools for the 2013-14 school year, and it is projected that in the 2014-15 school year, Klein will have 49,400 students. Klein ISD is part of the taxation base for the Lone Star College System. Dr. Jim Cain is Superintendent of Schools.

In 2009 and 2010, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

Communities[edit]

Klein ISD serves unincorporated portions of northern Harris County, Texas, United States, and includes the communities and neighborhoods of Klein, Kohrville, Louetta, and parts of North Houston. Additionally, some areas within the Spring and Tomball postal designations, as well as a portion of "Acres Homes", (within the city limits of Houston) are also served by Klein ISD.[4]

History[edit]

Klein ISD Memorial Stadium

The district was named for Adam Klein who led many German immigrants into the area in 1849. Originally named Rural High School District No. 1 in July 1928, it became known as the Klein Independent School District in February 1938. (By Board Policy, all high schools will include the name 'Klein' as the first word in honor of the district's namesake.)

In 1971, Dr. Donald Richard Collins became the district's superintendent, a position he served until his retirement in 2000. Under his tenure, the number of schools in the district rose from 6 to over 30. It was largely under his influence that the district adopted and continued the policy of naming the schools after early immigrants to the area. These families were largely German in ancestry, and in many cases were related to the Klein family. In 2001, Klein Collins High School was named in his honor.

As of 2004, the district's superintendent is Dr.Jim Cain who had earlier served as a director of school administration in Klein ISD, then moving on to Fort Bend ISD as an area superintendent. Later, he came back to Klein and served as the assistant/associate superintendent for administration.[5]

Klein ISD Bonds[edit]

On May 10, 2008 a bond referendum for $646.9 million was passed with ~52% (4732 of 9152) of the ballots for it. The bond was to create new schools, including (present day) Blackshear Elementary, Bernshausen Elementary, and the (on hold) new High School No.5.[6][7] In 2015, Klein ISD will be holding another bond, known as the 2015 Bond. It is planned to create more schools, and to renovate present day schools.[8]

List of Campuses[edit]

Below in a chart are all of the campuses in Klein ISD, in unincorporated Harris County. This includes high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. If there is no article on these schools, the link will be to its respective campus website. All "Campus Leadership" people are the main principals. To know more about the associate principals, please see the respective Specific Information section.

High Schools[edit]

Campus Name Date Opened Campus Leadership Mascot School Colors TEA Rating
Klein Collins High School 2001 Mr. Randy Kirk Tigers Navy Blue, Red and Vegas Gold Recognized
Klein Forest High School 1979 Mrs. Patricia Crittendon Golden Eagles Green and Gold Recognized
Klein High School 1928 (present day campus opened in 1963) Larry Whitehead Bearkats Blue and Gold Academically Acceptable
Klein Oak High School 1982 Dr. Brian Greeney Panthers Black and Gold Recognized

All students have the opportunity to go to the Vistas High School Program.

Intermediate Schools[edit]

School Name Opening Date Campus Leadership Mascot
Doerre Intermediate School 1984 Ms. Cissy Saccomanno Warriors
Hildebrandt Intermediate School 1973 Dr. Joffery Jones Mustangs
Kleb Intermediate School 1981 (current Campus opened in 1993) Ms. Jessica Haddox Bear Cubs
Klein Intermediate School 1984 Mr. Bob Anderson Falcons
Krimmel Intermediate School 2007 Mr. W. Scott Crowe Knights
Schindewolf Intermediate School 2002 Mrs. Debby Hamilton Timberwolves
Strack Intermediate School 1977 Mrs.Comer Cougars
Ulrich Intermediate School 2010 Mr. Jeffery Bailey Bulldogs
Wunderlich Intermediate School 1975 Dr. Chris Rugerio Wildcats

Elementary Schools[edit]

Haude Elementary School
Mittelstädt Elementary School
School Name Opening Date Campus Principal Mascot
Haude Elementary School 1971 Sue Schuelke Jaguars
Northampton Elementary School 1971 Jane McKetta Colts
Greenwood Forest Elementary School 1971 Maryanne Straub Grizzlies
Epps Island Elementary School 1973 Kristin Bevan Tigers
Theiss Elemenatary School 1974 Joann Kennan Tigers
Benfer Elementary School 1977 Loranine Lambert Bobcat
Kaiser Elementary School 1978 Robert Jones Cowboys
Brill Elementary School 1978 Dayna Hernandez Broncos
Ehrhardt Elementary School 1979 Eagles
Lemm Elementary School 1980 Lions
Nitsch Elementary School 1980 Knights
Krahn Elementary School 1983 Cardinals
Roth Elementary School 1984 Gail McGuire Rams
Kuehnle Elementary School 1989 Koalas
Mittelstädt Elementary School 1991 Patriots
Klenk Elementary School 1992 Sandra Simi Cougars
Eiland Elementary School 1993 Dolphins
Schultz Elementary School 1994 Eagles
Hassler Elementary School 1999 Ponies
Kohrville Elementary School 2002 Coyotes
Kreinhop Elementary School 2004 Wolves
McDougle Elementary School 2004 Lynn Brown Lions
Metzler Elementary School 2005 Huskies
Benignus Elementary School 2006 Leopards
Frank Elementary School 2007 Flyers
Mueller Elementary School 2009 Stars
Blackshear Elementary School 2011 Darrel Luedeker Buffaloes
Zwink Elementary School 2012 Jenny McGown Zebras
Bernshausen Elementary School 2013 Bears

Former Campuses[edit]

  • Klein Intermediate School (Next to current Klein High School. Opened 1967, became Klein HS 9th grade building in 1975, became Kleb Intermediate School in 1981, Became Klein Annex in 1993)[9]
  • Klein Elementary School (Located next to original Klein High School on Spring Cypress Road, opened 1940, renamed Klein Middle School in 1971)[9]
  • Garden City Elementary School (Located on W. Montgomery Road just south of the present day Nitsch Elementary School, opened 1956, closed in the 1970s)[9]
  • Recreation Acres Elemenatary School (Served southern part of district. Opened 1949)[9]
  • Kohrville Schoolhouse (Located at the present-day corner of Spring-Cypress and Huffsmith-Kohrville Roads. Opened 1895, closed 1967. In the days of segregation this was the African American School. It served the community of Kohrville)[9]

Future Schools[edit]

  • High School Number 5 (Construction currently paused)[10]

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