Montgomery ISD is expected to nearly double its current student population over the next decade—growth that could require additional schools to be built—according to the district’s newest demographic study, which was released Aug. 14.

The big picture

Over the next 10 years, MISD will add between 6,000-8,000 students by 2032, data consulting firm Population and Survey Analysts predicts in its 2023 report, according to an Aug. 14 news release from the district. This follows a demographic report done in April 2021.
  • MISD currently has almost 10,000 students enrolled.
  • The district’s enrollment grew by 1,001 students—representing 12% growth—from 2017 to 2022.
“Montgomery ISD is expecting significant population growth over the next 10 years,” Board President Laurie Turner said via the release. “The data that PASA provides is key in assisting our senior leadership team in making well-informed recommendations to our board of trustees to ensure the proper resources are in place to provide a safe, excellent learning experience for each of our students.”

Why it matters

MISD is already slated to open a new elementary school—Creekside Elementary School—in August 2024 “to alleviate enrollment growth” at Keenan and Stewart Creek elementary schools, according to the news release.
  • An additional 293 and 409 students are expected to enroll at Keenan and Stewart elementary schools, respectively, in the next five years.
  • The construction of MISD’s new elementary school will be funded by the district’s $326.9 million bond, which was approved in May 2022.
PASA’s report recommends that MISD add three additional schools within the next decade, according to the news release: one each for elementary, junior high and high school levels.
  • MISD voters approved funds for a third junior high school to be built as part of the district’s 2022 bond. The district's bond website indicates design for the Junior High No. 3 is planned to be complete in 2025.
  • Montgomery and Oak Hills junior high schools are expected to pass capacity by 2028, so a third junior high will be needed by August 2027.
Diving in deeper

The expected student enrollment growth for MISD is being driven by new housing construction, according to the news release, 88% of which comes from 12,072 new single-family units expected to be built within the next 10 years.
  • Sixteen subdivisions—including Pine Lake Cove, Lake Conroe Village, Lone Star Landing and Lake Conroe Forest—are currently under development and expected to bring more than 100 homes each to MISD.
To view PASA’s full MISD report, click here.

Stay tuned

This fall, a town hall meeting will be held so MISD leaders can gauge the community's opinions on the proposed attendance boundaries for Creekside Elementary School. MISD leaders will also attend parent-teacher organization to gather feedback.