Godley ISD welcomed its 3000th student on September 6, 2023.
Paisley Green, a kindergartener, attends Pleasant View Elementary School, the district’s newest campus that opened in January. She is pictured with Principal Dr. Melissa Block and Superintendent Dr. Rich Dear.
GISD enrollment is currently 3,005 - up 206 students (or 7.3%) from the same date last school year. The district surpassed the 3,000-student milestone on Aug. 18 and continues to add students with a net increase of 112 since the first day of school on Aug. 8.
Over the past ten years, enrollment increased 74% over the 1,729 students enrolled in 2013. Enrollment increased an average of 7% annually, but that growth rate could increase to 15% soon. Demographers project that the district will add 5,000 students over the next ten years.
GISD will likely grow due to new transportation corridors, with all planned routes for an outer loop around Dallas-Fort Worth coming through the school district. These include expansion of both Farm-to-Market Road 1187 and State Highway 171.
Over 20,000 family homes are in the planning stages in the district. Residential housing developments continue to increase with work underway on nine subdivisions and planning for 22 more housing communities.
Moreover, Godley is also included in a list of Metroplex-area “boomtowns” featured by the Dallas Morning News.