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Katy, TX
Students enrolled: 1,675

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8200 South Fry Road
Katy, TX 77494

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(281) 237-8800
(281) 644-1635
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June 25, 2014
The school is great because it is in a great community. Needless to say, there are a lot professionals who chose to live there. Thinking of parents with good job and post gradudate degree, you no double it helps to make the school great. Yes, it is very competitive. My kid is going to be 7th Grader this Fall. A lot of his GT classmates have taken CBE. It is feeding SLHS, so kids are better get prepared.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2014
Coming from out of the country with ICGSE, my son do need to adjust to how things are here in Katy. He love the school, most of the teacher are good, I love the choir teachers, I think they're one of the best. 1 thing that is still a pinch point are those "bully" and "racist" students and I regret to inform that when I try to communicate this, there are no direct feedback from the 6Gr AP. Luckily the situation improved, or else I would personally go to the principal.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2013
only problem is ela classes are hard but maybe because i'm GT... otherwise its very nice

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2013
this school was fine, I was a student. I got A LOT of work and the 8th grade English was very hard. other than that great teachers who really taught everything.

- submitted by a community member

June 24, 2012
Beckendorff is the one school that does live up to the reputation of schools that are located on the south side of I-10. Specifically, the students can be very difficult to manage. However, the faculty members are less professional and organized than those at other Cinco Ranch/Seven Meadows schools.

- submitted by a teacher

September 12, 2011
Beckendorff is an excellent school! I have two children enrolled there and theu both LOVE their school. I do not believe that there is more work than they can handle there are plenty of opportunities for them to get tutorials from their teachers during advisory and sometimes after school. The teachers put in every effort to hsve your child succeed. KatyISD is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2011
I highly recommend Beckendorff JH. My daughter is very, very happy there. Teachers are hands-on REMARKABLE, flawlessly putting their high credentialed qualities to the ultimate test. This is a luxury for every student (& parent!). After all, we're talking about a public sch. No guesswork here, as to the reason(s) this sch ranks top 1% in the state.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2010
Prior to pulling our son from priv sch & investing in our public school tax $, we researched midd schs for >2 yrs. "Beckendorff will s-t-r-e-t-c-h your child's mind." I was told over & over by peer parents. Wow, those parents WEREN"T kidding! Apparently, Beckendorff is proud of this fact. My son is GT & we went w/the half load GT classes vs. going full throttle w/every single content area. He takes a combo PreAP & GT. Parents will immed. detect a curriculum overlap in the 2 programs. This makes it very nice overall. Just be ready, & PREPARE YOUR CHILD. For this is def. a cold reality & a new normal, replete w/above standard expectations & responsibility. The HW load can be described as overkill--but we wouldn't have it any other way. I'm confident my son will eventually thank us for enrolling him in an above level quality education.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2009
Beckendorff is great.Yes,there's a lot of work,but it's excellent,beautiful.,and almost everyone loves the library there.The teachers are kind,understanding,and do try to help students as best as they can.I know,because I GO there!! By the way,Orchestra?It's one of the best and it's won many great awards.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2008
Beckendorff is one of the best schools, but they work their students too much/hard. Their teachers are very friendly, though.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2008
Excellent school communication between teachers and parents is excellent. It saddens me that this is my childs last year here but look forward to her years at Seven Lakes High School..

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2007
this school is great and all but there is alot of work

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2007
Beckendorff is academically a top notch junior high school. High school credits are offered in eighth grade to help the students maximize their learning potential. The facility is beautiful and is well organized for each grade level. The teachers of BDJH are very caring and ensure that each child is aware of classroom expectations and assignments. Extra curricular (fine arts) activities are excellent. It is a great school, with a great environment for children to learn.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2005
The academic program is just excellent - the classes are divided in A, AP and GT. There are music (orchestra, band, choir), art (drama) and sports(volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, track, etc) activities available and the set-up is great. The communication and the involvement of the parents is very effective.

- submitted by a parent

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Beckendorff J High School
8200 South Fry Road, Katy, TX  77494
(281) 237-8800
Last modified Beckendorff J High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Beckendorff J High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top