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Klein ISD Named National District of the Year

Klein ISD was named the National District of the Year at the 2021 District Administration Future of Education Technology National Conference.

The prestigious award, presented by District Administration, recognizes the nation’s top district in one of nine categories that District Administration tracks. Klein ISD was eligible for this honor by being previously named as one of three Districts of Distinction by District Administration for our Innovation Challenges.

Our challenges are lauded for transforming learning into meaningful community action, encouraging multi-grade level collaboration, and immersing students in the design-thinking process.

“It’s such an honor for Klein ISD to be recognized as the top district in the nation for our longstanding tradition of excellence and innovation in education,” said Dr. Jenny McGown, Klein ISD Superintendent. “Our Klein educators are dedicated innovators, and our students’ creative solutions to real-world problems have engaged our greater community in the learning process in such meaningful ways.”

DA’s annual Districts of Distinction Program honors home-grown innovations in K12 education – successful projects that were developed by visionary educators to meet the needs of their school districts and that have the potential to impact student success in communities nationwide.

This achievement in Curriculum & Instruction celebrates our districtwide, hands-on instructional approach of hosting challenges that include Water Warriors, Klein in Space, Operation Lifeline, KleinTALKS, and our uniquely student-produced programs such as Klein Hacks, Klein Serves, Pledge to Distance, and Culture 4 Caring.

Klein ISD is truly at the forefront of innovation in education by empowering students to own their learning and solve real-world problems – something District Administration thinks other districts across the nation can and should replicate. 

“Innovation like what’s going on in Klein ISD is the future of education,” said Richard Collins, Chairman, and CEO of iStation educational software and sponsor of the District of the Year award. “Klein ISD has shown creativity and incredible resilience and has been able to do amazing things, especially in these trying times. We’re pleased to see that this innovation is doing amazing things for Klein ISD’s students. This district is making a difference in student learning.”

This recognition is the product of a long-standing commitment to going above and beyond in all aspects of education, from utilizing and nurturing valuable business partnerships to encouraging thoughtful, student-led initiatives.

Our Klein ISD’s Strategic Plan and Profile of a Learning Guiding Document serve as a foundation for innovation challenges to ensure excellent and equitable learning outcomes for every student.

Congratulations to everyone in the Klein Family on this tremendous honor! When we continue to work together with a focus on our students, we keep Klein ISD the best place to live and learn!


Klein ISD is AAA in Academics, Arts, and Athletics.

Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.

About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.

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