Exemplary Education


Katy ISD continues to draw families in part because it has been recognized on both the state and national levels as a place of academic achievement. The Texas Education Agency has awarded Tomkins High School and Tays Junior High with Exemplary ratings amongst thirty other Katy ISD schools with “exemplary” or “recognized” ratings. Fourteen of the district's schools have received the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award. Students in Katy ISD scored above the state average in every grade level of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test, and their SAT and ACT scores also remain above both the state and national averages.

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WoodCreek Elementary

Keiko Davison Elementary

The mascot is a Dragon and school colors are “Cobalt blue, silver, and crimson”.

This scholl moto is: Ignite Your Inner Fire!

Dragons are.....
  • Dedicated to Academic Excellence
  • Respectful of Our Diverse Community
  • Achievers of Our Goals
  • Gracious at All Times
  • Optimistic and Encouraging
  • Never Quitters!
  • Supportive of Each Other


26906 Pine Mill Ranch Drive
Katy, TX 77494
Principal: Jessie Miller
Ph: 281.234.2500 Fax: 281.644.1925
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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Tays Junior High

James and Sharon Tays (Ties) arrived in Katy when there was only one high school, one junior high and two elementary schools.

James Tays graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education in 1972, and then began his teaching career as a Coordinated Vocational Academic Education teacher at Katy Junior High. He mentored young men and developed their academic interests for future employment from 1972 until 1975. While teaching, he received his Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M with a Principal Certification. In 1976, James became the assistant principal of West Memorial Junior High, under the leadership of Garland McMeans. In 1979, James took over as principal when McMeans opened Taylor High School. James served more than 20 years in his role at West Memorial Junior High, and was a role model and mentor to other principals until his retirement from public education in 2002.

Sharon Tays graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a specialization in English. She taught 1st grade in Hearne, Texas from 1971 to 1972, when she moved to Katy ISD and served as a substitute. Sharon substituted in elementary, junior high and high school campuses from 1972 until 1973, when she was hired at Katy Elementary to teach second grade. She taught at Katy Elementary from 1973 to 1978, teaching second grade for four years and then teaching a pull out learning disabled program for two years. Sharon received a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M with kindergarten, early childhood handicapped and learning disabled certifications in 1977 while teaching. When Hutsell Elementary School opened in 1978, Sharon transferred and continued to teach second grade and serve as a team leader for many years from 1978 to 1996 . While at Hutsell, she was honored as a Campus Teacher of the Year. In 1996, Sharon moved to Katy Junior High where she taught sixth grade reading and writing and served as a team leader until her retirement in 2001.

As mentors, the Tays were encouraging and supportive to both teachers and students. As individuals and as a couple, they significantly and positively impacted the lives of thousands of Katy ISD students and colleagues. With nearly 60 years of combined service, the Tays represent a lifelong commitment to the education of Katy ISD students. They truly understand what it means to "Be the Legacy."

26721 Hawks Prairie Blvd.
Katy, Texas, 77494
Principal: Dr. Kris Mitzner
Ph: 281.234.2400 Fax: 281.644.1945
School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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Seven Lakes High School

Obra D. Tompkins High School

Obra D. Tompkins High School is the newest high school in Katy Independent School District and opened its doors for students in the fall of 2013. The building is named after a legendary educator who dedicated 35 years of service to Katy schools. Mr. Tompkins carries a strong presence and embodies exceptional characteristics that are embedded throughout the hallways and classrooms. In partnership with the parents, businesses and community of Tompkins High School we strive to represent the qualities of integrity, fairness, discipline, modesty, and respect.

Tompkins High School inspires its students to uphold a tradition of excellence and success. The comprehensive curriculum offered provides students with the opportunity to excel not only academically, but also in the areas of Fine Arts, Athletics, Journalism, Business, Technology, and other career -oriented fields.

Obra D. Tompkins High School
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Mark Grisdale

Main Campus

Ph: 281.234.1000  
Fax: 281.644.1910

9th Grade Campus

Fax: 281.644.1920

School Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

School Colors: Crimson, Navy, and White
Mascot: Falcons

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