Talkin’ Warriors: Touring Katy ISD’s latest jewel, Jordan High School

Jordan High School, Katy ISD’s ninth high school scheduled to open in August. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)

Jordan High School is Katy ISD’s ninth high school. Since 2013, the district has introduced three high schools: Tompkins (2013), Paetow (2017) and now Jordan. The Jordan campus, located in Fulshear, opens in August.

Because Jordan High is opening on an even year (2020) and beginning with freshmen and sophomores, Jordan’s individual sports will go varsity right away, but team sports will wait until the fall of 2021, when the school adds juniors. The only sport that is not able to be placed in realignment on the “middle” year, or halfway between the two-year realignment, is football.

Football for Jordan High won’t be realigned by the UIL until 2022, which will be Jordan’s first varsity football season. Until then, the district will try to mix and match schedules for Jordan to play football, just not under the UIL umbrella. The Warriors, whose colors are black and gold, will play a junior varsity schedule this year, with some varsity and sophomore team opponents mixed in.

The school will have an initial enrollment of almost 1,600.

On Tuesday afternoon, I was invited on a tour of the athletic facilities. Architecturally, the campus is very similar to that of Paetow High.

I appreciate head football coach/campus athletic coordinator Mike Rabe and offensive coordinator Ryan Henry leading the tour. Here are some shots.

Jordan High’s mat room. The only part of the athletic facilities that still needs finishing. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s main weight room. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
I thought this was cool. This sits in the hallway that separates the gym and athletic offices/locker room. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s natatorium. Check out the sleek logo in the glass windows above the entrance. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s natatorium. It will be the swimming hub for the district, hosting meets. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s natatorium. It will be the swimming hub for the district, hosting meets. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
The Jordan High alma mater, sitting inside the gym. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s main gym. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s main gym. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s main gym. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s road uniform set. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High’s home uniform set. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High football helmet and practice football. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High football helmet. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)
Jordan High football helmet, the back side. Check out the decal of the United States flag. Very cool. (PHOTO BY DENNIS SILVA II)

I also had a chat to talk with Rabe after the tour. We discussed starting a new program from scratch and so much more.

Here’s part one of my talk with Rabe.

Here is part two of our conversation.

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