Klein Independent School District

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Klein Independent School District
Klein ISD logo.png
Type and location
Grades Pre-K/EC through 12
Established July 1928
Country United States of America
District information
Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain
District ID 4825740
Students and staff
Students 49,435
Other information
Website kleinisd.net

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] 48,253 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.

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

History[edit]

Mission Statement

The Klein Independent School District, proud of its heritage and embracing the future, develops students to become skillful, active, reflective, self-disciplined, and honorable members of their communities through engaging learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.

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.[4]

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.[5]

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 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.[8][9]

List of Campuses[edit]

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.

High schools[edit]

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.

Intermediate schools[edit]

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

Elementary schools[edit]

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

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)[10]
  • Klein Elementary School (Located next to original Klein High School on Spring Cypress Road, opened 1940, renamed Klein Middle School in 1971)[10]
  • Garden City Elementary School (Located on W. Montgomery Road just south of the present day Nitsch Elementary School, opened 1956, closed in the 1970s)[10]
  • Recreation Acres Elemenatary School (Served southern part of district. Opened 1949)[10]
  • 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)[10]

Future schools[edit]

High School Number 5[edit]

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. [11]

French Elementary[edit]

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.[12]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kleinisd.net/users/0063/docs/HSAZ2012pdf.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Annexation/docs_pdfs/etj_city_11x8.pdf
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability System". Texas Education Agency. 
  4. ^ "Meet the Superintendent". Klein ISD. 
  5. ^ "Klein ISD Map of Region" (PDF). Klein ISD. 
  6. ^ "2008 Bond Election Results, May 10, 2008" (PDF). Klein ISD. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  7. ^ "2008 Bond Plan". Klein ISD. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  8. ^ "2015 Bond Overview". Klein ISD. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  9. ^ "Updated: Klein ISD's $498.1 million bond referendum receives overwhelming voter approval". ImpactNews. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  10. ^ a b c d e http://www.kleinisd.net/default.aspx?name=75.history
  11. ^ Stephens, Matt. "Klein ISD approves design for High School No. 5", ImpactNews, Houston, 11 June 2014. Retrieved on 1 April 2015.
  12. ^ 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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