WISD School Bond
Aerial photos of the new Waxahachie High School
Since 2005, WISD has grown by 32.5%, or 1,968 students. In the last five years alone, WISD’s enrollment has grown by 7.8%, or 573 students, which is enough students to fill an average-sized elementary school. Current projections by Templeton Demographics estimate growth of 883 students by 2020.
Major elements of the 2015 bond:
- New Waxahachie High School - $118,200,000 (est). The new high school provides capacity at all grade levels through the re-purposing of campuses. The new high school contains classroom space for 2,500 students in grades 9-12. It has a core area capacity for 3,000 students if needed. The school also houses new Career and Technical Education facilities and a new Fine Arts Center.
- Renovations to current WHS - $5,000,000 (est). The building has been configured to address instructional needs of Coleman Junior High School in part of the facility and a separate portion has been designated for Curriculum & Instruction, Special Populations, Waxahachie High School of Choice and Challenge Academy.*
- Renovations to Finley Junior High - $800,000 (est). Renovations will provide an updated facade and a track and field.
- Renovations to Turner - $1,000,000 (est). Renovations will prepare Turner to be used as an elementary campus to meet student enrollment growth.
- WISD used budgeted pre-existing funds for work at Wilemon and Global High School, previously WNGA, and to purchase land for new WHS. Wilemon is an elementary campus focused on STEAM education.
*On August 8, 2016, the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees took official action to relocate Waxahachie Global High School to the current Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy building and convert the current Waxahachie High School building into Coleman Junior High School.
Ground Breaking Ceremony for New WHS
*Images are preliminary and subject to change.