Proposed Attendance Boundaries
Proposed Attendance Boundaries
Posted on 02/11/2021
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Proposed Attendance Boundaries for the 2021-2022 School Year

As a fast-growth school district, Northwest ISD must change attendance boundaries each time a new school opens. In addition, the district continually looks at current enrollment and enrollment projections to plan for new schools, additions, and potential boundary changes. With the failed bond election from November 2020, the district has also analyzed enrollment in the district’s fastest-growing areas since new schools and school renovations are delayed.

The Northwest ISD administration presented recommended attendance boundary changes to the NISD Board of Trustees on Feb. 8. If approved by the Board, the new attendance zones would take effect in 2021-2022.

 PROPOSED ELEMENTARY ATTENDANCE ZONE CHANGES

The Feb. 8 recommendation to the Board included proposed changes to elementary boundaries for the following schools: 

The recommended attendance zone for the new Berkshire Elementary School, scheduled to open in August, includes the following communities:

Berkshire Elementary, which is located in the Berkshire development along Highway 287 in the north Fort Worth/Haslet area, is being constructed to relieve Schluter, Nance and Curtis elementary schools.

To better balance the enrollment at Cox and Roanoke elementary schools, and to plan for future growth, the district has proposed the following communities be re-zoned to Roanoke Elementary School

To better balance the enrollment at Justin and Prairie View elementary schools, and to plan for future growth, the district has proposed that homes between FM 2264 and South County Line Road, which are currently within the Justin attendance boundaries, be re-zoned to Prairie View Elementary.  

 PROPOSED MIDDLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ZONE CHANGES

ADAMS / WILSON:
The district also recommended changes to middle school boundaries to relieve the overcrowding at Adams Middle School until the district’s seventh middle school could open. Middle School #7 was part of the proposed bond package that was not approved by voters in November. The district’s seventh middle school is included in the May 2021 bond proposal. If Proposition A of the May 2021 bond is approved by voters, the new middle school would open for the 2023-2024 school year. The district already owns land in the LeTara development in Haslet for Middle School #7.

The proposed change at Adams would re-zone the Presidio, Reata and Tehama Ridge neighborhoods to Wilson Middle School until Middle School #7 opens in Haslet.

ADAMS / CHISHOLM TRAIL:
The boundary recommendations include re-zoning the Newark Ranch neighborhood and surrounding homes (which currently attend Adams MS) to Chisholm Trail Middle School. 


PIKE / CHISHOLM TRAIL:
Another proposed change at the middle school level is in the Justin/Rhome area – homes located between 2264 and South County Line Road which are currently in the Justin Elementary School boundary. This area is recommended to be re-zoned to Prairie View Elementary and Chisholm Trail Middle School.

MEDLIN / TIDWELL:
To better balance the enrollment at Cox and Roanoke elementary schools, and to plan for future growth, the district has proposed re-zoning the Chadwick Apartments and The Ruby at Chadwick Commons to Roanoke ES, which will feed into Medlin Middle School instead of Tidwell Middle School. 

PROPOSED HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ZONE CHANGES

The only recommended change at the high school level is the area of Newark Ranch and surrounding homes being re-zoned to Northwest High School, creating a true feeder pattern from Seven Hills Elementary to ChisholmTrail Middle School to Northwest High School. This area is currently zoned for Seven Hills, Adams and Eaton.

 SOME STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO REMAIN AT EXISTING SCHOOL

  • Students starting 5th grade next year would be eligible to remain at their existing elementary school.
  • Students starting 8th grade next year would be eligible to remain at their existing middle school.
  • All current high school students, including those entering high school, would be eligible to remain at their existing high school until graduation. 
  • Students choosing to remain would not receive bus transportation, and younger siblings would not be eligible.

 TIMELINE FOR ATTENDANCE ZONE CHANGES

The NISD Board of Trustees will consider approving the attendance boundary recommendations at the Feb. 22 school board meeting. Once boundaries are approved, the new attendance zones would take effect in the 2021-2022 school year. 


QUESTIONS

Questions can be submitted to onthegrow@nisdtx.org.