Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of High School #9

Katy ISD's newest high school has a new principal. At the May 28 Katy ISD School Board meeting, the board of trustees unanimously voted to name Ethan Crowell the school’s new principal.

The school, which is tentatively titled "High School #9" will be located in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision in Fulshear.

The district broke ground on the new school April 30.

High School #9 will feature a state-of-the-art natatorium to be used by the entire district. The school, which cost $206,074,464 will open for the fall of 2020. 

Prior to his designation as the principal for 


High School #9, Crowell served as the principal at Beckendorff Junior High. 

Crowell began his educational career as a teacher and coach in 2008 for Pasadena ISD. 

He taught Spanish and coached soccer prior to transferring to Fort Bend ISD as an Assistant Principal and Academic Coordinator for Clements High School. 

Cromwell served as Assistant Principal and Academic Coordinator for four years before coming to Katy ISD. 

He started out as the Student Support Administrator at Morton Ranch High School in 2014, and in 2016, he was named Principal at Beckendorff Junior High School. 

Cromwell plans to encourage the students at High School #9 to pursue academic excellence while cultivating a supportive school environment.

Crowell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an education doctorate in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston.

“I’m honored and excited to begin this journey of opening Katy ISD’s newest high school.  My goal is to work together with staff, students and the community to continue to build the legacy of our district by focusing not only on academic success but also meeting the social and emotional needs of the student population,” said Crowell. 

“My number one priority is our students and ensuring they have the resources and support they need to succeed,” he added.