Northwest ISD purchases $12M land in Denton County to prepare for growth   

dfwnewsa | December 14, 2023 | 0 | Fort Worth , Fort Worth News

Northwest ISD purchases M land in Denton County to prepare for growth   

Construction to renovate Northwest High School is in progress Nov. 28, 2023, in Justin, Texas. The renovation was a part of the voter-approved 2023 bond package to prepare for the district’s population boom. (Courtesy photo | Northwest ISD)
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Northwest ISD continues to buy land to prepare for population growth. 

The district’s board of trustees unanimously approved a $12 million purchase of a 171-acre property in Denton County at its Dec. 11 board meeting. The property will accommodate a future high school and middle school. The purchase was covered by the $2 billion bond voters approved in May.

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The land is southwest of the intersection of Bill Cook Road and Farm to Market 407 in Justin. It does not currently have an assigned address, according to the district’s documents. Northwest ISD does not have a timeline for when the schools will open. 

Anticipating more developments coming to the area, the district proactively purchases higher-acreage land sites so as to pay the lowest price possible, said Anthony Tosie, the district’s executive director of communications. 

Northwest ISD doesn’t have estimated construction costs for future schools as they could be decades away from being built, Tosie said. 

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Northwest ISD currently owns land for four comprehensive high schools and additional middle schools, said Tim McClure, assistant superintendent for facilities.

“Given the fast growth of our district, we know that when our district gets close to 100% built out of the available land, we will have eight to 10 high schools to serve our students,” McClure said.

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