TEMPLE - The recent housing boom in the southeast corner of Temple is adding hundreds of new students to the once rural Academy Independent School District just eight miles away.
Housing subdivisions like Alta Vista and Wyndham Hill at S. 5th and Grant Streets have added hundreds of new homes, many still under construction.
While all the new homes are inside the Temple city limits, they fall in Academy ISD's boundaries.
Nearly 500 students have joined the district since the housing boom.
Academy went from 950 students to 1,075 in ten years. In the last five years they have seen an increase from 1,075 to 1,431 students.
Hundreds more homes are expected to be built near the new subdivisions, further increasing enrollment in the coming years.
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