With the start of 2023-24 school year days away, eight construction projects at Northwest ISD are moving forward as expected.

At the NISD board of trustees meeting July 26, Executive Director of Construction Tommy Osborne gave an update on several construction projects at various school campuses.

Of the eight total projects Osborne referenced, the breakdown is as follows:
  • Three new school construction projects
  • Three replacements for existing schools
  • Renovations and additions at Northwest High School
  • Pre-K additions at several elementary campuses
The details

According to the NISD construction website, the three new schools include C.W. Worthington Middle School, which will serve 1,200 students in Haslet; Molly Livengood Carter Elementary School, which is located in the Northstar development and will provide relief to Haslet Elementary School; and Johnie R. Daniel Elementary School, which is located in the Pecan Square development and was named for a local land developer.

Three of the schools being replaced with new facilities are Hatfield Elementary School and Seven Hills Elementary School, which both feature a new prototype design, and Gene Pike Middle School, which is scheduled to open in August 2024.

Renovations and additions to Northwest High School will be opening in phases through 2025, according to the NISD construction website.

The backstory

According to a district website, NISD is the fastest-growing school district in North Texas and one of the fastest growing in the state. Its boundaries span 234 square miles across portions of Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties.

During the last 20 years, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities Tim McClure said the district has averaged about 1,000-1,100 new students each year. During the 2021-22 school year, growth in the district spiked to over 2,500 new students.

Executive Director of Communications Anthony Tosie confirmed all five new school buildings will be open for the first day of school, Aug. 16, and all pre-K additions are also slated to open on time.

“In Northwest ISD's history, our new school buildings have always opened on time for the first day of school,” Tosie said.