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Katy ISD Coach Joseph Receives Distinguished HonorKaty ISD Coach Joseph Receives Distinguished Honor2018-12-11T02:46:07Z<div class="ExternalClassB457878535FE48859D232E838092F942"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">He's been with Katy Independent School District for the past 36 years and is best known for his passion and dedication to the Katy High School Tigers Football team.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">However, Coach Gary Joseph's influence and devotion is not limited to athletes only.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">His guidance has been embraced by thousands of students who attend Katy High School.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">For this reason, it was no surprise when he was awarded the 2018 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Sponsor Excellence Award. The accolade was created to identify and recognize outstanding sponsors who assist students in developing and refining their extracurricular talents to the highest degree possible within the educational system.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Coach Joseph was one of 15 people statewide to win this outstanding award. It's great to see Coach Joseph receive this distinction for all that he does for the students at Katy High School," said Executive Director of Athletics Debbie Decker.  This is a true reflection of his commitment and devotion to create future Katy ISD legacies," added Decker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coach Joseph has made it a priority to know each and every football player on his team and daily emphasizes that excellence must begin in the classroom before it can succeed in the field.  He motivates his students to be more than ordinary and to thrive first to be the best with oneself before trying to defeat someone in any challenge.   </p><p>As a winner of the award, Coach Joseph will receive a $1,000 check as well as a distinctive trophy. </p><p><a href="">Photo Gallery of the Award Presentation.</a><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120718_KHS_UIL%20Sponsor%20Excellence%20Award%20Gary%20Joseph%20(20).JPG" alt="120718_KHS_UIL Sponsor Excellence Award Gary Joseph (20).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:599px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Coach Gary Joseph<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator <br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120718_KHS_UIL%20Sponsor%20Excellence%20Award%20Gary%20Joseph%20(16).JPG" alt="120718_KHS_UIL Sponsor Excellence Award Gary Joseph (16).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:601px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Attribution for left to right:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;">Lance Hindt, Superintendent of Katy ISD</p><p style="text-align:center;">Dr. Rick Hull, Principal of Katy High School</p><p style="text-align:center;">Coach Gary Joseph, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of Katy High School<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Ken Gregorski, Acting Superintendent of Katy ISD</p><p style="text-align:center;">Debbie Decker, Executive Director of Athletics</p><p style="text-align:center;">Kyle Green, Assistant Athletic Director</p><p style="text-align:center;">Pat Dowling, Assistant Athletic Director</p><p style="text-align:center;">Charlie Stevens, Assistant Athletic Director</p><p> <br></p><p> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns State's Highest Fiscal Accountability RatingKaty ISD Earns State's Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating2018-12-10T16:20:11Z<div class="ExternalClass19768379FA4F4B13A8934C04E3276BBE"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District has received a rating of "A" for "Superior Achievement" under the Texas Schools FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas).</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The "Superior Achievement" rating is the state's highest level, demonstrating the quality of Katy ISD's financial management and reporting system.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This is the 16<sup>th</sup> year of Schools FIRST, a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76<sup>th</sup> Texas Legislature in 1999.  The primary goal of Schools FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school district's financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas' school financial system.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This rating shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers' dollars and it shows Katy ISD is high achieving in the classroom while accomplishing these results in a cost-effective and efficient way," said Katy ISD Chief Financial Officer Christopher J. Smith.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Texas Education Agency assigned one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being "A" for "Superior Achievement", followed by "B" for "Above-Standard Achievement", "C" for "Standard Achievement" and "F" for "Substandard Achievement".<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Middle and High Schools Acclaimed as Some of the BestKaty ISD Middle and High Schools Acclaimed as Some of the Best2018-12-07T17:22:19Z<div class="ExternalClassC2E253A830FA42D9BAD07B30D83E7575"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District excels once again!! Several of the district's junior high and high schools were recognized as part of the Niche Top 25 Public Middle and High Schools for the Houston Metropolitan area.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, an educational data analysis site, compiles data from the Department of Education as well as from student and teacher surveys to determine the list of top schools.  Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school rating and the overall quality of the school district. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every year we are proud to see that a number of our campuses make the Niche Top List of Schools," said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Christine Caskey.  "The dedication and passion that goes into educating our students is a reflection of our tradition of educational excellence," added Caskey.</p><p>The following Katy ISD schools made the list:<span style="text-align:center;"> </span></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Ranking</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Junior High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Beck Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#3</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Beckendorff Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">WoodCreek Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#9</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">McMeans Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#11</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Memorial Parkway Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#14</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cinco Ranch Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ranking</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cinco Ranch High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#6</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tompkins High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#23</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Taylor High School</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Katy ISD has a total of 15 junior highs and 8 comprehensive high schools with an overall district enrollment of 80,000 students.<br></p><p><br></p></div>

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