Northwest ISD welcomes roughly 23,000 students to 2017-18 school year
Northwest ISD welcomes roughly 23,000 students to 2017-18 school year
Posted on 08/29/2017
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Families attend the first day of school

Northwest ISD’s schools welcomed roughly 23,000 students to the start of the 2017-18 academic year on Monday, an increase of about 1,000 students from the previous year.

To kick off the first day of school, Northwest ISD had more than 22,700 students attending classes, up from the 22,000 students the district had enrolled by the third week of school last year. The district expects to have 23,000 students attending classes within the next few weeks. The figure continues the district’s trend of growing by roughly 1,000 students each year.

In an update provided to district families on Facebook Live, Dr. Ryder Warren, district superintendent, said Northwest ISD is excited for another year of student accomplishments and academic growth.

“We’ve had a really good start to school – I cannot tell you how appreciative I am of our phenomenal teachers,” he said. “I have been to probably 15 of our 28 campuses over the last two days, just watching the kids, and I’ve been very impressed. … It is very impressive to see our kids and how they act in our schools. One of the things I’ve been impressed by the last few days in our schools is kids are behaving themselves, respecting each other and getting down to work.”

The district is currently working on two new schools, Adams Middle School and Elementary School No. 18, which are scheduled to open in 2018 to alleviate enrollment figures at other schools. Both schools are located in the western portion of the district.

FIRST-DAY PHOTOS
To see photos from the district's first day of the 2017-18 school year, click here.