As the 25th largest school district in Texas, Killeen ISD currently enrolls approximately 45,500 students and is steadily growing by roughly 1% - 500+ students - each year. Over the last ten years, KISD has grown by more than 5,500 students and expects to add nearly 5,000 more over the next ten years.
KISD HISTORICAL GROWTH RATES
PORTABLE UTILIZATION & DECOMMISSIONING
Currently, KISD campuses are over capacity at the elementary, middle, and high school level. To keep up with past growth and provide relief for this over capacity, KISD has relied on the utilization of portable classrooms. There are currently 290 portable classrooms districtwide, 257 of which are being used for instructional purposes. Portable classrooms present safety and security vulnerabilities and eliminating them will make campuses more secure. The completion of the 2018 Bond projects will eliminate the need for portables at the high school and middle school level and cut the need at the elementary level almost in half. Upon completion of the 2018 bond projects, it is estimated that there will still be 61 portable classrooms needed at the elementary level. The 2020 Bond proposes projects that will eliminate the need for all remaining portables at the elementary level.
CAPACITY VERSUS ENROLLMENT
The charts below demonstrate the district’s current and projected functional capacity versus enrollment assuming a continued 1% growth rate at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
FUTURE PROJECTED GROWTH
The proposed bond projects, along with ES #39 and MS #15 to be funded through the district’s Strategic Facilities Plan, will accommodate approximately 9-11 years of growth at a continued 1% growth rate.