Recently, a question was asked on the program “Grilling Stafford” about Navsota’s population growth, and what it means in relation to the expansion of Navasota ISD. Could there be new schools added in the future?
While City manager Brad Stafford could not answer, Superintendent of Navasota ISD Dr. Stu Musick can, and says they have not seen the explosion of growth in the district that would bring those ideas to the forefront.
“If you take last year out of the equation, last year was an anomaly because of COVID reasons…but if you take that out, the five years prior, we saw three percent growth, across the board at Navasota ISD. On an annual basis, we were seeing anywhere form one, two, three percent enrollment increase…so, it was a little bit of growth, but manageable growth by all means,” said Musick.
He said all things in the county project future growth, but that could take some time to come to fruition.
If there is an influx to come, pay attention to the Southeastern portions of Grimes County in particular.
“The Aggie corridor coming up form Magnolia, through Todd Mission and Plantersville, Stoneham area, connecting to 105, that shows a possible, potential, rapid growth type situation,” said Musick.
“But again, we are still two years away from the completion of that connection. So, potentially over the next few years, we may see some slow growth. After those two years, when that corridor open fully, that is the multi million dollar question. If growth happens…what are we talking? Are we talking two years from now, or ten years from now?”
Musick also noted that expansion of the Bryan-College Station area southward could drive new hosts of students to the district in the future.