New Stadium Coming for DFW School District

Argyle ISD Bonds | Image by Argyle ISD

In June, Argyle ISD is scheduled to begin construction of a new stadium at its high school.

According to a state filing, the 75,573-square-foot project includes a new press box, three concessions buildings, an indoor activity center, and home and visitor grandstands for viewing the athletic field. The project also includes constructing a parking lot and associated site work. At an estimated construction cost of $40 million, delivery is expected in April 2025. VLK Architects of Plano is listed as the design firm on the filing.

Voters in May 2022 approved a $268 million bond package that included $27 million for the stadium at Argyle High School. In February, The Dallas Express reported the district is building a new middle school — one of several projects that make up Proposition A, which accounts for much of the bond funding for new schools, safety and security updates, land acquisition, technology infrastructure, buses, and other facility improvements.

Proposition C provides money for an indoor activity center at the high school.

Student enrollment across the district is over 5,300. A community of about 7,000 in Denton County, Argyle is a suburb of Fort Worth.

The Texas Education Agency gave Argyle ISD an “A” rating for student achievement for their performance on the 2021-22 STAAR exams, based partly on 76% of students scoring at grade level or above. The district also had a perfect four-year graduation rate of 100%, well above the state average of 90%.

For comparison, nearby Dallas ISD received a “C” rating for student achievement, with only 41% of students scoring at grade level or above on their 2021-22 STAAR exams. Nearly 20% of Dallas ISD students fail to graduate in four years.

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