Klein Independent School District
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. 48,200 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.
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.
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.
Klein ISD Bonds
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 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.
List of Campuses
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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
- 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 (Construction currently paused)
- "2009 Accountability System". Texas Education Agency.
- "Klein ISD Map of Region". Klein ISD.
- "Meet the Superintendent". 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.
- "Talking Points in Anticipation of a Bond Referendum in 2015". Klein ISD. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
- Klein ISD News Release on rebuilding of Klein High School and delay of High School Number 5
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