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Enrollment Impact of Furst Ranch on AISD

This is an update from Argyle ISD regarding the latest information and enrollment projections of the proposed Furst Ranch development in southern Argyle.
 
Furst Ranch is a master-planned community development that includes more than 2,000 acres at the intersection of FM 1171 and State Highway 377. The entire property is all within the Argyle ISD boundaries and is land owned by former Argyle ISD parent Jack Furst. The development is still in the planning stages and includes the municipalities for Argyle, Bartonville and Flower Mound.

"While the Furst Ranch development is still in the planning phases, we are having on-going discussions of its potential impact on our district and community by assessing the projected enrollment impact for long-range planning purposes," said Dr. Telena Wright, Argyle ISD Superintendent."
 
The impact of Furst Ranch on Argyle ISD includes the potential addition of more than 3,000 students. These enrollment projections were determined by the district's demographers - Templeton Demographics - which consistently provides student projections within three percent of the ultimate figures.
 
Per the latest Argyle ISD demographers report specific to this project, Furst Ranch is projected to include 2,800-3,000 single-family homes, 500-600 townhomes, 750-800 condominiums and 4,000 multi-family units. Furst Ranch is a long-range development, estimated to be built out over the course of 20 years. 
 
The enrollment impact of these new residences would include an additional 2,600-3,100 total students over the history of the development. The demographers project the majority of these students to come from the single-family homes at a potential yield rate range of approximately .60 to .80 students per home. The majority of students are also expected to be elementary age (pre-kindergarten to 5th grade) and considerations would include 2-3 new elementary campuses in the development to serve these students.
 
The planned townhomes, condominiums and multi-family units are expected to draw a much lower student yield rate of approximately .15 or lower.

Argyle ISD is projected to enroll its first students from this development in January 2022. The plan for the first year of the development includes 180 new single-family homes as the only residences. 
 
The overall estimated enrollment figure of 3,100 includes a projected 1,500-1,700 elementary students, middle school 500-600 and high school 600-800. The significance of the high school projection also factors in Argyle ISD's high-achieving academic and extracurricular success and its status as a destination district. 
 
For the past several months, Argyle ISD has been in open communication with Furst Ranch and representatives with the Hines development firm. In addition, a detailed presentation of the Furst Ranch plans were presented at the Argyle ISD Regular School Board meeting on Sept. 21, 2020. Click here to view the presentation under reports.
 
Argyle ISD will keep its Eagle families and community informed regarding any additional news as it relates to the progress of the Furst Ranch development.
 
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