The number of students living within Leander ISD who attend a charter school is increasing, according to data from Population and Survey Analysts.

In 2018, charter schools pulled 1,059 students from the LISD area. For the 2022-23 school year, 1,923 students were enrolled in charter schools.

PASA President Stacey Tepera said five charter schools are also planning an expansion close to or within the LISD boundaries, which could affect the district’s growth.

“Over the next five years, ... about 4,200 students could be living in Leander ISD and attending these charter schools,” she said.

Meanwhile, PASA estimated the number students residing within the district who attend a private school is also increasing. However, this data is gathered through surveys, so it is “not as clear cut,” Tepera said.