District Growth

The student population growth in Northwest ISD continues to climb. For the last 10 years, Northwest ISD has experienced rapid growth in all grade levels throughout the district’s boundaries. With more than 1,200 new students enrolling each August, Northwest ISD has experienced growth that has ranged from 8 to 19 percent over the last 10 years. The state defines a fast growth school district as one that grows 10 percent over the course of a five-year period, and the increases in Northwest ISD’s enrollment have far surpassed that.

The student enrollment in Northwest ISD is projected to increase by an additional 5,800 students by the 2017-2018 school year. Funds from this bond referendum would provide facilities and programs for an additional 4,000 students. Some of the growth can be accommodated in existing schools.

In the fall of 2002, Northwest ISD served approximately 6,200 students. Today, that number has increased to more than 20,000 students. As shown in the chart below, the enrollment is projected to climb to more than 30,000 students in the next 10 years.

growth history