Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent of Conroe ISD, joined NHA’s Development Committee on February 15th, to discuss the state of the Conroe School District. Conroe ISD was established in 1892 and in just 130 years has earned the rank of the fastest-growing city in America. Over its 348 square miles, the district has 71,000+ students and continues to grow that number by an average of 1,500 each year. Not only does that make Conroe ISD the 9th largest district in Texas but also makes them the largest employer in Montgomery county.
Dr. Null shared that though they are comparatively one of the largest districts in our region, Conroe has the lowest tax rate and even decreased theirs by 16 cents in the last 4 years. The district is planning to take a bond vote to their constituents in November and has created a Bond Planning Committee to solicit participation from their community in the process. With growth numbers having been exceeded in the last two projections, Dr. Null is confident the district could see enrollment pass 120,000 by 2035 and insists Conroe’s current infrastructure cannot keep up with its growth rate. “Asking for $653 million is only a step of the way toward getting the facilities in place to have seats for all of our incoming students,” says Dr. Null.
In the recently published Conroe ISD 2022 Demographic Study, it’s shown that a majority of Conroe schools are currently over capacity or will reach overcapacity in the next couple of years. Several builders are also currently master-planning communities with thousands of homes in the boundaries of the district enticing more families to the area.
We can’t thank Dr. Null enough for joining our group and giving us an update on all things Conroe ISD. We look forward to seeing how the district grows and doing our part to help. For more information and to see Dr. Null’s presentation, visit our Member Center – Development Past Meeting Presentations Page.
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