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Forney ISD Attendance Zone Modification Draft Plan

“Growth in Forney ISD has been faster than our demographers predicted,” Forney ISD 

Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry said. “We grew almost 10% this year alone, which means we welcomed almost 1,000 new students this year, and we’re experiencing much faster growth on the north side of Highway 80.”

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“As a board, we wanted to do what’s best for all 11,150 plus students,” Board President Greg Pharris said. “We need to optimize space, accommodate rapid growth, look at natural lines within communities, and take into consideration impacting as few students and families as possible.  We are trying to keep as many students as possible in their current feeder patterns and with their siblings.” 

The DRAFT attendance zone modification plan was presented at the Forney ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 5.

Important items to note for current students:

  • All current Pre-K through 3rd grade dual language students will attend Criswell Elementary.

  • Current, Kindergarten-3rd grade students at Blackburn, Claybon, Henderson, Johnson, and Lewis will remain in their current feeder pattern.

  • All current 4th and 5th grade dual language students will attend either Rhea or Smith under the new intermediate model.

  • All 4th & 5th grade students will attend either Rhea or Smith under the new intermediate model.

  • Under the draft plan, no current 6th grade student would be required to change their secondary feeder pattern. The majority of 6th graders will remain in their current feeder pattern. The students in the modified zone will be given a one-time opportunity in the spring of 2019 to choose their feeder pattern.

  • Current, 7th-12th grade students will remain in their current feeder pattern.

Click here to view a draft of transfer policy for attendance zone modification.

attendance zone modification information

To provide feedback and ask questions, visit  There will be two public information meetings. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the North Forney High School in the auditorium and the second meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Forney High School. 

The District will also hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the board room at the District's Central Administration Building. 

To review FAQs and information on the Rhea and Smith conversions and attendance zone modifications, please visit Growth in Forney.

invitation to attendance zone presentation

draft of elementary attendance zone modification

draft of intermediate attendance zone modification

draft boundary proposal