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3 Klein ISD Schools Recognized as State Schools of Character

3 Klein ISD Schools Recognized as State Schools of Character

Klenk Elementary, Doerre Intermediate, and Krimmel Intermediate have earned the prestigious honor of being named a 2021 State School of Character from 

Schools receive this distinguished recognition by adhering to’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools. According to, the state review takes place between December and January. From there, state review teams pour-over and evaluate applications compared to the standards found in the 11 Principles Framework. Schools will then receive a score-sheet with comments citing strengths, growth areas, and potential Promising Practices. 

This prestigious recognition is a testament to these three campuses’ steadfast commitment to fostering rich character development within and throughout the learning environment. 

“I am so incredibly proud of our Klein schools who have received this honor of School of Character,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “In Klein ISD, we care about the development of the whole child, and this honor further shows  that our teachers and staff put character first for every learner in their care.”

This year, required all current National Schools and Districts of Character (designated in 2015 or earlier) to go through the same process as schools that apply for the first time. 

“Earning State School of Character represents the collective efforts of our entire Klenk family and the Klein Forest Family of Schools,” Klenk Elementary Principal Allie Martin said.  “I am so proud to serve and lead alongside such a dedicated group of educators that live out our core values of Passion for Excellence, Attitude of Growth, “We” not “Me,” and Skillful Innovators.”

State Schools of Character reap many benefits in student achievement and school culture and climate. In fact, 88 percent of students in a School of Character feel safe in school.

“I am so proud of the work our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team at Doerre Intermediate has achieved,” Doerre Principal Mandy Land said. “Led by Assistant Principal, Kristan Briggs, and Behavior Specialist, Sally Boyles, the PBIS team worked tirelessly to revamp our core values: PRIDE (Pride, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence) to create a balance of moral and performance values which are embedded into all aspects of school life.” 

This recognition gives everyone in the Klein Community something to be proud of in our district.

“Everyone at Krimmel shares in this huge win of being named a state school of character this year,” Krimmel Principal Prentiss Harper said. “After receiving honorable mention last year, we used the feedback from to strengthen both our character processes and application. Krimmel and our community are honored to be selected as a 2021 State School of Character and now turn our focus on the steps needed to be recognized as a National School of Character.”

Congratulations to Klenk Elementary, Doerre Intermediate and Krimmel Intermediate for this outstanding accomplishment! We are thrilled for you to continue on your journey to National School of Character and join current Klein ISD  National Schools of Character: Klein High School, Klein Forest High School, and Zwink Elementary.



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