Wylie ISD survey: Should more elementary school campuses be built?


ABILENE, Texas - As the Wylie area continues to boom, the school district is looking into the possibility of building more elementary school campuses.

Wylie ISD recently sent out a survey asking parents for opinions on two possible options aimed at helping relieve some of the stress on current elementary campuses.

"Right now the growth has really been substantial the last two years," Wylie ISD Superintendent Joey Light said. "If we continue to grow at that rate, in five years we'll probably have another 700 students or so."

One option is multiple single-grade campuses for first through sixth grades. That would mean each grade level would have its own campus. The second option would be to have one first through fifth grades to be built in a highly populated area, close to FM 1750.

The district said they do not currently have numbers on how much it will cost for either school possibility, but will begin that process once they receive feedback.

The current schools for grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade aren't at capacity, but each of the campuses currently has at least 300 students.

There are currently five different campuses for those grade levels. An early childhood campus for pre-K through kindergarten, three campuses for two-grade levels for first through sixth – and the middle school campus is for seventh and eighth grade.

The district said the survey is just to gain feedback and the changes, if implemented, would not be made for another few years.

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