Demographic update projects continued student enrollment growth

New Caney ISD was among the fastest growing school districts in the Houston area over the last five years and can expect continued student enrollment growth in the coming years, according to Population and Survey Analysts' (PASA) recent demographic update report to the Board of Trustees. The study, completed during the spring of 2019, analyzes population and student enrollment, employment and housing trends, and implications for growth planning. The report includes the study of current student locations, potential growth based on new housing, trends occurring in student relocation patterns across the district, and economic factors relevant to both the district and the nation. Read PASA’s report to the Board here. Some highlights include:

  • The number of housing starts in New Caney ISD increased 52% from 2016 to 2017
  • Growing commercial centers like Springwoods Village and Generation Park are contributing to housing growth as commutes to and from New Caney ISD are 10-20 minutes to new corporate headquarters and industrial complexes
  • New housing communities located in the Grand Parkway Corridor are in the early stages of development
  • Employment in Harris and Montgomery counties increased over 3.7% over the 12 months ending in October 2018
  • The healthcare sector is projected to make up 12% of employment growth in 2019
  • New Caney ISD’s student enrollment increased 30.3% between 2012 and 2017
  • 79% of enrollment growth over last two years occurred from actively building subdivisions
  • PASA’s moderate growth projection puts district enrollment at over 22,000 by 2028