Student Population Growth in MISD
The Mansfield ISD boundaries encompass over
94 square miles. It includes the city of Mansfield
and sections of Arlington, Grand Prairie, Burleson, Fort Worth, Venus, Alvarado, and Kennedale.
The district currently enrolls approximately
34,200 students and is growing faster than its neighboring districts due to a number of factors attracting new families to the district.
Population and Survey Analysts has provided
the district with a demographic report including growth projections used in planning for the
May 2017 bond.
The projections show that MISD is expected to add approximately 3,000 students by 2020, and could add approximately 7,000 students by 2025.
Growth east of SH 360 is projected to continue, but will begin to taper in the next decade, as it nears build out. Long‐term growth potential remains focused in the south portion of the District, as residential development plans are gaining momentum.
The biggest residential impacts over the coming decade will be occurring in four 1,000‐plus lot developments: M3 Ranch, South Pointe, Somerset, and JT Ranch. These large developments, together with numerous other projects throughout the district, are projected to yield 12,571 homes, 5,712 multi-family units and 392 town homes in the next decade.
Intermediate and Middle
High School (long-term)
Based on moderate growth projections, the Elementary student population is projected to increase by about 13% or 1,675 students (from 12,598 to 14,273 students) district wide by fall 2025.
The vast majority of future development lies within the current Perry Elementary attendance zone. According to current plans for master planned communities in this area, the current Perry attendance zone could yield enough residential development to ultimately support five additional Elementary schools (but certainly not within the next decade).
This bond includes the construction of the district’s 24th new elementary school to be built in the southern area of the district to provide needed capacity and relieve overcrowding at Perry Elementary School.
Based on moderate growth projections, the Intermediate School student population is projected to increase by about 15% or
796 students (from 5,219 to 6,015 students) district wide by fall 2025; and the Middle School student population is projected
to increase by about 20% or 1,053 students (from 5,306 to 6,359 students) district wide by fall 2025.
With growth focused in the southern area of the district, Orr Intermediate School/Worley Middle School and Lillard Intermediate
School/Jones Middle school attendance zones are projected to reach 120% capacity by about 2021‐22.
With this bond, Intermediate School #7 and Middle School #7 would be constructed in the south of the district to provide needed
capacity in the area.
Based on moderate growth projections, the High School student population is projected to increase by about 28% or 2,957 students (from 10,686 to 13,643 students) district wide by fall 2025. The plans of the four major master planned communities in the south support the need for High School #6 long-term.
A future bond program will be needed to fund the construction of High School #6. The specific timing will depend on the speed of overcrowding at Lake Ridge and growth of enrollment at the Early College High School at Timberview and Frontier High School.