Another High School Planned in DFW District

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Denton ISD expects to begin construction of another high school in September as part of the $1.4 billion bond program voters approved almost a year ago.

The campus, which will include an athletics complex, will be built on Naylor Road in the Town of Cross Roads, according to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing. The estimated construction cost is $280 million for the 627,163-square-foot school, and the anticipated delivery date is July 2027.

Funding for the project and several others is included in Proposition A, which covers district growth, safety and security, and student opportunities.

“The proposition will include a replacement campus at the 55-year-old Ginnings Elementary and the 53-year-old Borman Elementary,” according to the district. “Three new elementary schools, high school No.5 and an advanced technology center are also proposed. Elementary No.26 and No.27 will be in the Braswell Zone, and No.28 will be in the Denton Zone. High School No.5 and an advanced technology center will address growth in the eastern part of Denton ISD.”

Denton’s other high schools are Braswell High, Guyer High, Ryan High, Fred Moore High, and Denton High. LaGrone Academy is  a “state-of-the-art” facility that provides “professional training and/or pre-college courses” for high school students considering “high-demand careers.”

The Dallas Express reported last month that improvements were planned this spring at three middle schools, including installing artificial turf on football fields, adding new track and field event areas, placing chain-link fences around facilities, and building 2,400-square-foot storage units.

The district, with a student population of about 32,000, is expected to increase that figure by 4,000 over the next five years in one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.

Denton ISD recorded an on-time graduation rate of nearly 98% in 2021-2022 — well above the state average of 90%. By comparison, barely 81% of Dallas ISD’s Class of 2022 received a degree in four years despite educators’ best efforts.

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