Some friends of ours moved to Houston last summer (at the same time that we moved to Katy). Their 3rd grade daughter has moderate to severe dyslexia and had always been at a private montessori school. They live in the Spring Branch school district and she now attends Bunker Hill Elementary. At the beginnning of the year she was almost not reading at all--probably on an early first grade level. She is now reading on her grade level. My friends are not thrilled with all aspects of public school (esp. TAKS testing), but they are very happy with their decision to enroll their daughter at Bunker Hill. It is hard to believe how far she has come in less than a year while attending there. She gets special tutoring after school, but several of her friends also do so it doesn't single her out or make her feel 'different.' We live in Katy and while I don't know any children defined as special needs here, I do have a daughter in 4th grade in the GT program and I have to say the program is not as robust as the one we came from (although the regular curriculum and all the teachers are fantastic). So, I can't comment on KISD special education, but I can say that the GT program has been a disappointment. Not sure if that is any reflection on the other 'special' programs. I think it often varies from school to school even within the same district. Best of luck in your search!