Growth of cities in the United States has been fueled by young adults (up to age 35) moving to find new economic opportunities and to be a part of a larger cohort of other young aspirants who are like them. The millennials are the most mobile out of all age groups, particularly if not tied […]
Only 8% of Americans do not have at least a high school degree, compared to a third of U.S. Immigrants who do not possess a high school degree. Based on 2010 Census data In Texas, 43% of Hispanics have less than a high school education.
Educationally, the growth in Texas public school students is totally accounted […]
U.S. population growth should slow in the future due to a decline in the average births per woman. The birthrate has declined from its peak of 2.12 per woman, set in 2007 to 1.86 in 2013. This is below the replacement rate of 2.1 that will eventually lead to a decline in the population — […]
Need for Replacement Schools for 50+ Year-Old Facilities:
The Demographics of Demand
Many Texas districts are seeing the need to close or repurpose schools – especially as budgets get tighter. These facilities, particularly in mature districts, are often either:
Too small to provide programs cost-effectively; or
Too old to be renovated properly.
A 2005 survey undertaken by the Bush School […]
Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) provides data about projected future enrollment growth that plays a key role in helping school districts complete successful bond elections. Over the last 2 years, every school district that utilized PASA’s data passed their bond elections, while the statewide average was only 80% (192 passed and 48 failed).
In the […]