About Us

  • Katy's seventh junior high is named in honor of Garland McMeans, a long-time administrator in the Katy district. Mr. McMeans, the first principal of Taylor High School and West Memorial Junior High, was a World War II veteran who served our country and valued patriotism. As you enter McMeans, you will find the main hallway adorned with vast, framed American and Texas flags that set the tone for a school based on solid values and the belief that each child has the ability to be successful.

    McMeans is committed to excellence, providing a rigorous academic curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Academic, Pre-AP and Gifted classes are offered in each core curriculum area. Many elective classes, including beginning instruction as well as advanced performing groups in band, choir, orchestra, theater and art, are offered to meet the diverse interests of McMeans students. A strong technology curriculum is offered, as well as family and consumer science classes, which focus on personal responsibility and leadership skills.

    McMeans is also committed to providing students many opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, to help them become productive and responsible members of society. The school's athletic teams have achieved outstanding success, with seventh and eighth grade students competing in volleyball, football, basketball, track, tennis, and soccer. Extracurricular activities also include Destination ImagiNation, Quizbowl​, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, and No Place for Hate.

    An active PTA and a well-developed volunteer program support the success of McMeans. More than 400 volunteers provide support in a wide variety of ways. Parents wishing to volunteer will be able to find an area where their skills are needed and appreciated.

    School Report Card Data

    2021 STAAR Scores

    • Reading: 93%

    • Math: 93%​

    • Writing: 94%

    • Social Studies: 94%

    • Science: 95%

    • Algebra: 100%

    2019-20 TEA Report Card Data

    Accountability Rating: All districts and schools were not rated in 2020 due to COVID-19. ​

    Student profile:

    • African American: 7.2% 

    • Hispanic: 21.7%

    • White: 41.0% 

    • American Indian: 0.0%

    • Asian: 25.4% 

    • Pacific Islander: 0.1% 

    • Two or more races: 4.5%

    • Economically Disadvantaged: 20.8% 

    • English Learners: 13.0%​

    • Special Education: 8.2%

    Facility Improvements

    The 2021 Katy ISD  bond package will fund the construction of new schools,  renovations to existing facilities, safety and security improvements, technology, and other items such as buses, land purchases, portable buildings, and a natatorium for High School #10. McMeans Junior High's bond projects include the following: 

    • ​re-roof
    • remove skylights
    • kitchen equipment replacement
    • security camera upgrades
    • teacher instructional laptops
    • cybersecurity infrastructure
    • server upgrade lifecycle & growth
    • network switch replacement
    • wireless access upgrades
    • fiber optics upgrades
    • copier retrofit