District welcomes 22,000th student
District welcomes 22,000th student
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Superintendent Ryder Warren and Principal Ron Myers welcome Emmanuel Ramirez as Northwest ISD's 22,000th student

Northwest ISD welcomed its 22,000th student currently registered, Byron Nelson High School sophomore Emmanuel Ramirez, with enrollment continuing to increase.

The total represents the largest enrolled population ever in Northwest ISD, and an increase of more than 1,050 students over the 2015-16 academic year. Northwest ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the North Texas area, and its growth is expected to last a long time given its vast boundaries of 234 square miles. Templeton Demographics, the district’s contracted demographer, estimates the district has 25,357 new homes yet to be built, the second-most in the North Texas area.

Northwest ISD is expected to add about 6,200 students over the next five years and continue adding students at a steady rate as area housing developments continue to grow.