Conroe ISD projects address rapid growth in 2022

Several projects are underway in Conroe ISD to alleviate crowding in schools as a result of increased enrollment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Several projects are underway in Conroe ISD to alleviate crowding in schools as a result of increased enrollment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several projects are underway in Conroe ISD to alleviate crowding in schools as a result of increased enrollment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Several projects are underway in Conroe ISD to alleviate crowding in schools as a result of increased enrollment.

In August, Annette Gordon Reed Elementary School will open, providing relief for crowding in Giesinger and Stewart elementary schools.

The district’s enrollment in the 2021-22 school year as of December was 68,096, which is 2,600 more students than the previous school year, and it included 2,000 students more than the projected enrollment, according to CISD Deputy Superintendent Chris Hines. Hines said CISD is one of the fastest growing districts in Texas with average growth of 1,200 to 1,500 students annually.

“I think we will continue to see some growth this spring,” Hines said.

Hines said rapid development in the district as well as ongoing job growth in Montgomery County have contributed to the district’s fast enrollment growth.


Conroe High School is the fourth-largest high school in Texas with 4,600 students and growing about 200 students each year. The district will wrap up additions and expansions to Conroe High School Ninth Grade Campus in 2022.

“I anticipate we’ll outgrow that in just a couple of years the way we’re growing,” Hines said.

Hines said the district relies on portable classrooms to manage growth while buildings are constructed. The district has 121 portable classrooms that are in use at the elementary level, which is more than two schools, Hines said.

“We know we have some more work to do, but the reality is, every year we’re growing, and every year we’re having to make plans,” Hines said. “I think it won’t be long before we have to start talking about what’s next because I don’t anticipate that the growth will stop.”
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.