Over the next decade, Conroe ISD is expected to add more than 13,500 students to its enrollment, according to a recent demographics study conducted by Population and Survey Analysts.
PASA is a research organization that assists Texas school districts in long-range planning by projecting future student enrollment based on a variety of factors including housing and economic trends.
Deputy Superintendent Chris Hines presented an overview of the study during the CISD board of trustees meeting on Dec. 18. The study compared the demographics of CISD’s population to that of the Houston metro area, broke down growth annually until 2028 and examined which high schools should expect increasing student populations and which should anticipate decreases.
By 2028, CISD is expected to reach an enrollment of 76,560 students. At the start of the 2018-19 school year, CISD had enrollment of 63,014 students—a change of 13,546 students.
“That’s one of the themes [in this study]—students are coming,” Hines said. “We’re going to continue to grow—it’s not stopping yet.”
According to the study, while Conroe High School is expected to add more than 2,500 students over the next 10 years, The Woodlands High School is expected to lose more than 700 students.
See how CISD compares with the Houston metro area and how the school district is expected to change over the next decade, below:
Conroe ISD demographics
Median age: 36.7 years
Population ages 5-17: 20 percent
Median household income: $81,038
Mean travel time to work: 29.6 minutes
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness passage rate: 82.6 percent
Bachelor’s degree: 40 percent
Economically disadvantaged student population: 37.1 percent
Houston metro demographics
Median age: 34.4 years
Population ages 5-17: 19 percent
Median household income: $63,802
Mean travel time to work: 29.9 minutes
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness passage rate: 73.1 percent
Bachelor’s degree: 30 percent
Economically disadvantaged student population: 58.1 percent
Conroe ISD estimated enrollment
See how enrollment is expected to change, below:
Estimated enrollment by high school
Caney Creek High School
Conroe High School
Oak Ridge High School
The Woodlands High School
The Woodlands College Park High School
According to CISD officials, a more comprehensive report of the study will be presented at the Jan. 15 board meeting. For more information about PASA, click here.