Sherman ISD bracing for rapid growth
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Sherman Independent School District is preparing for a surge of students as the city grows.
Administrators are working on 11 developments across the city, including additions to the high school and new elementary schools.
The district is asking for public feedback during the early stages of the design process for the new Crutchfield and Fairview elementary schools.
At the end of the 2024-25 school year, both schools will be torn down; the new campuses will be built adjacent to the current schools.
"These will be larger campuses, serving over 700 students," explained Superintendent Dr. Tyson Bennett. "We're starting with the design process involving all of our stakeholders — our students, our parents, staff members, community members. It's a really fun process, and we're excited to be starting."
Both of the new elementary schools will be two stories. Stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback using the links below:
Also, after 83 years of sporting events at Bearcat Stadium, the high school football team is getting a new facility on the current campus.
"We've presented some options that we had to our board last Monday, so it's just an exciting time," Bennett said. "It's really fun to be designing the buildings that we're going to be building.
The superintendent is eager to get a jump start on the growing student body headed to Sherman.
"We know that we're going to be moving to 9,000 students in five years, and 11, 000 over 10 years," Bennett said. "Those are really conservative numbers, so we need to prepare now for that growth."