Celina ISD officials approved new attendance zones for elementary schools as the district anticipates the opening of a new campus in the 2024-25 school year.

The district’s board of trustees approved the boundaries during a Feb. 26 meeting.

The specifics

The fourth elementary school, named Tommie Dobie Bothwell Elementary, is located in the southwest portion of the district in the Cambridge Crossing neighborhood. A portion of Lykins Elementary School’s boundary will be moved to the new elementary school.
Bothwell Elementary is expected to open with 518 students and could soon reach 648 students in the 2025-26 school year, according to the district’s estimates for projected fall enrollment.

“We anticipate growth throughout the year in [Bothwell Elementary] attendance zone because we are seeing it currently,” Superintendent Thomas Maglisceau said in the meeting.

District growth

O’Dell Elementary’s functional capacity is 750 students. It currently has 830 students and could reach 935 students in 2024-25, according to the estimated enrollment numbers.

CISD is forecasted to have 5,367 students in the 2024-25 school year—14% higher than the district's current enrollment of 4,700 students, according to a Jan. 22 board meeting presentation. Student enrollment is expected to reach 13,764 students by the 2030-31 school year, the presentation stated.

Looking forward

District officials anticipate elementary school attendance boundaries to shift again in the 2025-26 school year as CISD’s fifth elementary school is expected to open in the Parks at Wilson Creek neighborhood.