ABOUT THE COLONY: The Colony is a city in Denton County, Texas and a suburb of Dallas. The population was 36,328 at the 2010 census. The Colony is home to the Five Star Athletic Complex, completed in 2003. The Colony was named the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sports Town of The United States in that same year. The city is home to Pizza Inn’s corporate headquarters, as well as an Edward Don distribution center and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. The Grandscape development anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart, is driving a new development boom in the city. Located on the southeast side of the city, across Sm Rayburn Tollway from the larger part of the city, is Austin Ranch, a mixed-used development consisting of retail businesses, apartments and condominiums. THE COLONY SCHOOLS: Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) is a 127-square mile school district based in Lewisville, Texas covering all of Lewisville, The Colony, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Cooper Canyon, and Double Oak as well as portions of Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Hebron, Coppell, Grapevine and Argyle. The recent suburban growth of the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex has caused LISD to grow at a great pace, becoming the 94th- largest school district in the United States in 2006. Proximity calculated a 28.56% increase in student population from 2000 to 2006; LISD was declared the 17th largest school district in the State of Texas in 2008. To help maintain this growth, in May 2008, voters approved a $697 million bond package. In 2010, the school district was rated “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency. THE COLONY/LEWISVILLE TAX RATE INFORMATION: The Colony County/Lewisville Tax rate 0.0210.