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DSISD Enrollment Surpasses 6,800

Dripping Springs ISD continues to grow, with this year’s total enrollment passing the 6,800-student mark. At the end of the first week of school, DSISD is serving 6,848 students, which is very close to district projections used for planning purposes. This is a growth rate of 6.6 percent over this time last year and of about 5.6 percent since the end of school in June. 

A historical look reveals that just five years ago, at the start of the 2013-14 school year, DSISD enrollment was 5,082. The current projected total would represent an increase of 35 percent from that 2013-14 mark. Ten years ago, total enrollment was 4,141.

Growth in Dripping Springs ISD is expected to continue. The district is expected to hit the 10,000-student mark in either 2023 or 2024.

In preparation for the growing student population, a $132 million bond was approved in May of 2018. Items in the bond package specifically addressing student enrollment growth are expansion of Dripping Springs High School and construction of Elementary School #5. The high school, which is already over its 1,850 building capacity, will be expanded to serve 2,500 students. The expansion will involve the addition of a classroom/lab wing that will connect the fine arts wing to the automotive technology area. (Common areas were originally designed for 2,500 students.) The location of Elementary #5 has not yet been determined; its target date to open is 2021-22.

Dripping Springs Elementary:  822
Rooster Springs Elementary:  821
Sycamore Springs Elementary:  859
Walnut Springs Elementary:  733
Dripping Springs MS:  840
Sycamore Springs MS:  809
Dripping Springs HS:  1,964
Total:  6,848