Klein ISD is Growing: Meet our 54,000th Student
On the first day of school, August 26, 2019, there were 52,014 students in the district. By late September, we proudly enrolled our 54,000th student, Klein Forest High School freshman Ti’Vrell Hollings.
“We are thrilled to continue growing our Klein Family and for Ti’Vrell to join it,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “We’re excited to continue our tradition of excellence and innovation and provide a high-quality education to every student in our care.”
Ti’Vrell is looking forward to getting involved and taking Pre-AP courses as he embraces life as a Golden Eagle. He’s enjoying the academic opportunities and multiple pathways that Klein offers, which he believes will help him in his journey to becoming an aerospace engineer.
“I like Klein Forest,” he said. “The kids are nice and I’m making friends. I’m going to play football and run track this year. Next year I’ll probably get involved in more clubs and activities.”
As more and more families move to Klein for an innovative and engaging educational experience that encompasses the whole student, the district is anticipating much more growth in the coming years.
Fast-Growth Designation: You can help our district gain $25 million in additional funding
Ti’Vrell’s enrollment marks a significant milestone for our fast-growing district, as we have consistently grown at a rate of over 10 percent for the past five years. To put that in perspective, we had fewer than 50,000 students in 2015. At that time, the community overwhelmingly supported a $498 million bond that built new campuses to account for the growth of the district, as well as increased security measures and renovations to current buildings.
However, under new Texas Education Agency (TEA) rules for “fast growth,” Klein is currently NOT designated as fast growth, even though we have been a fast-growth district for 20+ years, and Klein ISD is currently the 20th fastest growing district in the state (out of over 1,000 districts) based on absolute student enrollment growth. Because TEA has not currently designated Klein ISD as a fast-growth district, we are losing out on approximately $25 million over the next two years. We now have an opportunity to comment to the committee that is reviewing this designation.
NOW is the time for you to use your voice in helping Klein ISD receive the fast growth allotment we need to serve our growing student enrollment. Please visit KISD.US/COMMENT, and fill in the form using the answers below in red as soon as possible and before November 3.
Which proposed rule are you commenting on? §61.1009, Fast Growth Allotment
Commenting on Behalf of: Klein ISD
Proposed Rule Comments:
- Measurement of fast growth should follow the students and be based on absolute enrollment growth, not percentage-based.
- Increase the measurement period to five years instead of two so that Klein ISD is not negatively impacted for atypical growth after Hurricane Harvey.
Feel free to share the information above with others who are committed to our students, our schools, and our community. The more people submitting comments, the stronger our collective voice FOR Klein ISD.
Zoning Meetings: Come join the team working to address student growth
Klein ISD is continuing to plan the opening of Elementary 33, soon to be named, which will open in Fall 2020. This elementary is funded by the 2015 Bond, which was approved by 76% of the voters in Klein.
Klein ISD realigns attendance boundaries whenever a new campus opens. The district is forming a committee that consists of parents, community members, teachers, and principals to help the district determine new campus boundaries. The committee will meet both during the day and at night to accommodate all those who want to serve.
The meetings will be held on November 4 at 1 and 6 pm, at the Central Office Board Room at 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Klein, Tx 77379. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate.
The process for creating new attendance zones is data driven. The district uses new house count data and compares that to this year’s enrollment data for each campus. Campus growth projections are then computed for each subdivision by grade based on the number of lots yet to be developed, trend growth data, and home size. The district then uses this data to develop multiple scenarios for committee consideration. The committee carefully reviews each scenario and has in-depth discussions. The committee typically has additional ideas for scenarios that are then created and studied at subsequent meetings.
Information will be available online as the zoning planning continues. If you need further information, please call or email: 832-249-4520 / email@example.com
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About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 87.5 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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