MISD has grown 6.7% since 2016. From 2016 to 2020, the district grew by adding 306 new students. In the 2021-2022 school year, MISD grew by 547 new students and is still growing. The district is expected to enroll 3,000 students in the next five years, an anticipated average of almost 5% growth each year for the next 10 years.
MISD is expected to reach a total enrollment of more than 17,200 students by the 2026-27school year, and more than 22,000 by 2031-32. (Templeton Demographics 2022)
Rising crime in inner cities coupled with technology have pushed families to seek higher quality communities in the suburbs with superb school districts like MISD. The expansion of both F.M. 1488 as well as the extension of S.H. 249 will promote continued above average growth. The cities, school districts and other services will need to take significant steps in the short term and long term to address such growth in a manner that will maintain the quality of services to existing and future residents.
Sam Yager, III, Vice President Audubon Magnolia Development
Future Growth Inevitable
With approximately 1,200 vacant developed lots ready to build on and over 32,000 lots platted for future development, MISD will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
New Home Closings Means New Students
MISD has enrolled 556 new students in 2021-22 and is expected to enroll over 500 new students in 2022-23. The district is anticipated to average almost 5% growth each year for the next 10 years.