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Frequently Asked Questions

Despite the pandemic, Frenship continues to grow. In fact, we remain one of the fastest growing school districts in the State of Texas with hundreds of new students walking through our doors each year. 

This pandemic is temporary, and Frenship must continue to plan for future needs of our students as we outgrow existing facilities. Based on demographer growth projections, Frenship High School and Terra Vista Middle School are expected to reach capacity as early as 2023. 

To be identified as a fast-growth school district, the following criteria must be met: 

  • Enrollment of at least 2,500 students during the previous school year; and 
  • Enrollment growth over the last five years of at least 10%; or 
  • A net increase of 3,500 or more students. 
 

Of the 1,031 school districts in Texas, the 75 fastest-growing districts enroll more than 33% of Texas’ public school children, according to the Fast Growth School Coalition. Frenship ISD is recognized as one of the top 50 fastest-growing school districts in Texas.  

As of the 2019-2020 school year, Frenship ISD enrollment exceeded 10,300 students and the District continues to see 2-5% growth annually. Demographers project Frenship ISD will serve between 28,000 - 33,000 students in 50 years. 

Frenship ISD has continued to grow since its beginning in 1935. The housing boom in the areas south and southwest of Lubbock and in Wolfforth, the ongoing growth of the Milwaukee corridor, the completion of the Marsha Sharp Freeway, and the eventual completion of Loop 88, all forecast that Frenship ISD will continue to face the challenges of growth for many years to come. 

Current construction of several housing developments including Bushland Springs, Preston Manor, Escondido Ranch, Harvest, and Upland Crossing will add thousands of new homes to Frenship ISD over the next few years.  

More than 90% of the proposed bond is dedicated to building additional schools and renovating existing facilities to accommodate increased student enrollment. 

Proposed projects include:  

  • Construction of a second high school 
  • Construction of a fourth middle school 
  • Construction of a ninth elementary school 
  • Frenship High School renovations 
  • Re-purposing Ninth Grade Center 
  • Re-purposing Frenship Middle School 
  • Elementary renovations 
  • Capital improvements including safety and security enhancements, infrastructure upgrades, HVAC, and roofing 
 

The projected tax impact for the average Frenship homeowners is equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee each month.  

Average Home Value in Frenship ISD: $191,519 

Monthly Impact on Average Homeowner: $1.12 

Annual Impact on Average Homeowner: $13.44 

Frenship ISD 2019-2020 Tax Rate: $1.42 per $100 Valuation 

Frenship ISD 2020-2021 Tax Rate: $1.4281 per $100 Valuation 

Taxes paid by taxpayers over 65 are capped at the amount paid in the 

year they turned 65 and cannot increase beyond that amount unless they 

make improvements to their property.   

At this time, we cannot accurately predict the classification until attendance boundaries are set. 

Below is the proposed timeline for the currently planned construction projects: 

Fall 2023—Doors open to new middle school (#4 for the District) 

Fall 2024—Re-purpose Ninth Grade Center to Frenship Middle School 

Fall 2024—Doors open to the new high school  

Fall 2024—Begin renovations to Frenship High School 

Fall 2025—Doors open to new elementary school (#9 for the District) 

The bond proposal includes the construction of a new high school, fourth middle school, and a ninth elementary.  

High School – 2,500 student capacity 

Middle School – 1,000 student capacity 

Elementary School – 800 student capacity 

With the construction of a second high school, the current FHS Ninth Grade Center (NGC) would no longer be used for high school students. The NGC would be re-purposed and serve as Frenship Middle School (FMS). Right now, Frenship Middle School is currently housed in the oldest Frenship building still being used as an instructional facility. The projected timeline would have FMS moving to the NGC in the Fall of 2024. 
Right now, the FHS Ninth Grade Center is an extension of the main Frenship High School campus. NGC students share facilities located at the high school such as the band hall, choir hall, and other athletic facilities. In the current plans for the bond proposal, the NGC would be re-purposed and serve as the Frenship Middle School. This would include $10 million for additions to the NGC to create a stand-alone middle school with facilities that are equitable to the other Frenship middle schools. Those additions include a fine arts wing with band and choir halls and athletic facilities such as a practice field and game day field designated specifically for the middle school. 
As we see student enrollment steadily climbing, the number of staff members is also increasing. Once Frenship Middle School is relocated to the current Ninth Grade Center, that building would be used for additional professional learning space and District offices. 

Registered voters who live within the Frenship ISD boundaries can vote on the bond. 

>> Frenship ISD Boundary Map 

Early Voting: October 13 – October 30 (times vary by location)  

Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence. 

Early Voting Locations:  

    • Casey Administration Building – 501 7th Street, Wolfforth, TX | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (except Sunday October 18 and 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
    • Heritage Middle School – 6110 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Closed Saturday and Sunday 
    • Terra Vista Middle School – 1111 Upland Avenue, Lubbock, TX | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Closed Saturday and Sunday 
 

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Election Day: November 3 | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Registered and eligible voters must vote in the precinct assigned to them.  >> Precinct Map 

Frenship ISD Campus Polling Locations: 

    • Casey Administration Building – 501 7th Street, Wolfforth, TX | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Heritage Middle School – 6110 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
    • Terra Vista Middle School – 1111 Upland Avenue, Lubbock, TX | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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