Facility Improvements & Construction Projects

  • Forney ISD is funding multiple construction projects through a 2019 bond for long-term facilities projects, and through the general budget's maintenance and operations fund for annual improvements and upgrades.

2019 Bond Overview

  • Forney ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas and is located in the 3rd fastest growing county in the nation. This growth means that our school system is constantly adding new students, and we must build new schools to accommodate them.

    In November 2019, Forney ISD voters were asked to approve a $623 million bond referendum. Voters approved the bond funds with a wide margin, and the information below will be updated as construction begins.

    To repay the bond, the district tax rate will not go up.  In fact, the Forney ISD tax rate was actually lowered to $1.47 in September 2019 and remained at $1.47 even with the passage of the bond.

Jerry and Helen Griffin Elementary School

Griffin Elementary School

Tim Rhodes Intermediate School

Rhodes Intermediate School

Tony Jackson Middle School

Jackson Middle School
  • Click on the photo below to view a flyover video of the new

    Tony Jackson Middle School and Tim Rhodes Intermediate School

    Tony Jackson Middle School

Construction Timeline

  • 2020

    Groundbreaking for Jerry and Helen Griffin Elementary at Devonshire

    Thursday, August 6 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    Groundbreaking for Tony A. Jackson Middle School

    Friday, August 7 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    Groundbreaking for Tim Rhodes Intermediate School

    Friday, August 7 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    2021

    Projected Opening of Tony A. Jackson Middle School

    Projected Opening Tim Rhodes Intermediate School

    Projected Opening of Jerry and Helen Griffin Elementary at Devonshire

    Projected Groundbreaking for Don R. Willett Elementary

    Projected Groundbreaking for new O.B. Johnson Elementary

     

    2022

    Projected Opening for Don R. Willett Elementary

    Projected Opening for new O.B. Johnson Elementary

     

    2023

    Projected Groundbreaking for Keith Bell College and Career Center

     

    2024

    Projected Opening of Keith Bell College and Career Center

     

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Did You Know?

    • Over the next 10 years FISD is predicted to grow 70%.

    • By 2029, Forney ISD is expected to have over 20,000 students.

    • Forney ISD has nearly 21,000 future lots planned.

    • There are 40 subdivisions within the district that are actively building homes or are in the planning stages.

    • There are 8 subdivisions across the district that have more than 1,000 planned future lots; 2 of which have more than 3,000 planned future lots.

    • There are 6 subdivisions that are currently building more than 100 homes per year.

    • Forney ISD is forecasted to add more than 8,700 new homes in the next 5 years.

    • The district is forecasted to add more than 1,000 new multi-family units in the next 5 years.

    • Annual new home closings in Forney ISD continue to outpace annual starts, indicating the new home market in Forney is still expanding.

    • The Forney ISD tax rate was lowered 7 cents to $1.47 in fall 2019.

    • Even after bond approval in November 2019, the I&S tax rate remained at $1.47.

    • Forney ISD has a healthy fund balance higher than what is recommended by TEA.