Growth & Planning
Royse City ISD is experiencing fast growth in student enrollment with a 6% increase year-to-year. Close work with demographers and careful planning by our Permanent Facilities Committee (PFC) has positioned us to be ready for the many families moving within our district. In 2013 our student enrollment topped 5,000. By 2028, we will surpass 10,000. A recent study found Royse City ISD to be the 49th fastest district among Texas' more than 1,200 ISDs.
The Master Facilities Plan outlined below is a guide for the anticipated growth. Triggers for new facilities and additions include enrollment figures and financial capabilities. In August of 2020, the district successfully completed the Bond 2018 Program, on time and on budget, which achieved a number of the Master Facility Plan goals below.
A steering committee for BOND 2021 was developed in the Fall of 2020. The school board approved their recommendations for a $230 million bond referendum on May 1, 2021.
Plans for the Future
RCISD Master Facilities Plan for Anticipated Growth
In July of 2016, Royse City ISD School Board approved with a Comprehensive Master Facilities Plan that addresses anticipated growth and facilities needs in the district for the next 10+ years. The plan is the culmination of a two-year process that involved a committee of parents, staff and community members. Some recommendations in the plan do not have concrete deadlines and will be driven by enrollment growth and financial capabilities. Below are the 5 recommendations as presented in the plan:
- Recommendation 1A
Restructure grade spans to lessen school-to-school transitions for students. The new structure would be PK-5, 6-8 and 9-12. (Complete August 2020)
- Recommendation 1B
Construct a new middle school in the western portion of the district. This would need to happen at the same time as the grade span reconfiguration. (Complete August 2020)
- Recommendation 2
Add onto Royse City High School to accommodate growth. (Since developing the plan, this recommendation has been met by the recent removal of unused lockers and construction of additional classroom spaces at the high school.)
- Recommendation 3
Construct a 2nd high school in the western portion of the district. (Long Term Recommendation >10 years)
- Recommendation 4
Add onto Royse City Middle School as needed to keep equity between middle schools. (Complete August 2020)
- Recommendation 1A