Klein Independent School District
|Klein Independent School District|
|Type and location|
|Grades||Pre-K/EC through 12|
|Country||United States of America|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jim Cain|
|Students and staff|
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. 48,253 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.
The district was named for Adam Klein, who led many German immigrants into the area in 1854. Originally named Rural High School District No. 1 in July 1928, it became known as the Klein Independent School District in February 26, 1938 after residents voted 84 to 4 to rename the district in honor of Adam Klein. (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, CPA 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 before 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.
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.
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.
In May 2015, Klein ISD held another bond referendum for $498.1 million, which passed with ~77% (4571 of 6033) of the ballots for it. The bond includes $283.6 million to accommodate growth with new construction, including $121.9 million for High School No. 5, $47.1 million for Intermediate School No. 10, and $26.2 million for Elementary School No. 33 in addition to expansions of gymnasiums and classroom additions.
List of Campuses
All Klein ISD campuses are listed in the charts below. This includes high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. If there is no article on a certain school, the link will be to its respective campus website. All people labeled under "Campus Leadership" are the main principals.
|Campus Name||Date Opened||Campus Leadership||Mascot||School Colors|
|Klein Collins High School (Website)||2001||Randy Kirk||Tigers||Navy and Gold|
|Klein Forest High School (Website)||1979||Patricia Crittendon||Golden Eagles||Green and Gold|
|Klein High School (Website)||1928 (present day campus opened in 2014)||Larry Whitehead||Bearkats||Blue and Gold|
|Klein Oak High School (Website)||1982||Brian Greeney||Panthers||Black and Gold|
All students have the opportunity to go to the Vistas High School Program.
|School Name||Opening Date||Campus Leadership||Mascot|
|Doerre Intermediate School||1984||Nicole Patin||Warriors|
|Hildebrandt Intermediate School||1973||Joffery Jones||Mustangs|
|Kleb Intermediate School||1981 (current Campus opened in 1993)||Jessica Haddox||Bear Cubs|
|Klein Intermediate School||1984||Bob Anderson||Falcons|
|Krimmel Intermediate School||2007||Scott Crowe||Knights|
|Schindewolf Intermediate School||2002||Debby Hamilton||Timberwolves|
|Strack Intermediate School||1977||Andrea Comer||Cougars|
|Ulrich Intermediate School||2010||Jeffery Bailey||Bulldogs|
|Wunderlich Intermediate School||1975||Chris Rugerio||Wildcats|
|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 Elementary School||1974||Joann Kennan||Tigers|
|Benfer Elementary School||1977||Loranine Lambert||Bobcats|
|Kaiser Elementary School||1978||Robert Jones||Cowboys|
|Brill Elementary School||1978||Dayna Hernandez||Broncos|
|Ehrhardt Elementary School||1979||Charles Hall||Eagles|
|Lemm Elementary School||1980||Kathy Brown||Lions|
|Nitsch Elementary School||1980||Amber Kent||Knights|
|Krahn Elementary School||1983||Frank Ward||Cardinals|
|Roth Elementary School||1984||Gail McGuire||Rams|
|Kuehnle Elementary School||1989||Julia Funk||Koalas|
|Mittelstädt Elementary School||1991||Cynthia Levi||Patriots|
|Klenk Elementary School||1992||Sandra Simi||Cougars|
|Eiland Elementary School||1993||Greg Jones||Dolphins|
|Schultz Elementary School||1994||Sherri Davenport||Eagles|
|Hassler Elementary School||1999||Carol Randall||Ponies|
|Kohrville Elementary School||2002||Vicki Bland||Coyotes|
|Kreinhop Elementary School||2004||Sherri Trammell||Wolves|
|McDougle Elementary School||2004||Lynn Brown||Lions|
|Metzler Elementary School||2005||Lakita Combs||Huskies|
|Benignus Elementary School||2006||Misty Kainer||Leopards|
|Frank Elementary School||2007||Eve Messina||Flyers|
|Mueller Elementary School||2009||Pattie Holecek||Stars|
|Blackshear Elementary School||2011||Darrel Luedeker||Buffaloes|
|Zwink Elementary School||2012||Jenny McGown||Zebras|
|Bernshausen Elementary School||2013||Cassandra Christian||Bengals|
|Grace England Early Childhood & Pre-K Center (Not an elementary school, but will be put in this chart)||2013||Ann Dristas||Owls|
|French Elementary School (School is currently being built)||2015||Carole Mason|
- 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)
- Klein Elementary School (Located next to original Klein High School on Spring Cypress Road, opened 1940, renamed Klein Middle School in 1971)
- Garden City Elementary School (Located on W. Montgomery Road just south of the present day Nitsch Elementary School, opened 1956, closed in the 1970s)
- Recreation Acres Elemenatary School (Served southern part of district. Opened 1949)
- 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)
High School Number 5
On June 9, 2014, the Klein Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a new design for High School 5, planned to be completed by August 2017. The 665,000-square-foot campus will be able to hold 3,600 students, and will be situated on Spring Cypress Rd next to Ulrich Intermediate School. 
In late 2014, Klein ISD announced that French Elementary School will be completed by August 2015. The campus will be located on West Rayford Rd near Gosling Rd.
- "2009 Accountability System". Texas Education Agency.
- "Meet the Superintendent". Klein ISD.
- "Klein ISD Map of Region" (PDF). Klein ISD.
- "2008 Bond Election Results, May 10, 2008" (PDF). Klein ISD. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "2008 Bond Plan". Klein ISD. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "2015 Bond Overview". Klein ISD. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
- "Updated: Klein ISD's $498.1 million bond referendum receives overwhelming voter approval". ImpactNews. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
- Stephens, Matt. "Klein ISD approves design for High School No. 5", ImpactNews, Houston, 11 June 2014. Retrieved on 1 April 2015.
- http://www.kleinisd.net/default.aspx?name=elementaryzoning.home "Elementary Zoning for 2015-16"], Klein ISD, Klein, 9 February 2015. Retrieved on 1 April 2015.
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