Montgomery ISD unveils summer construction plans, including new $43.4M elementary school

The Montgomery Independent School District is expected to break ground soon on a new $43.4 million elementary school, Creekside Elementary.

Montgomery ISD unveils summer construction plans, including new $43.4M elementary school

Montgomery Independent School District has begun a number of new construction projects and is preparing for a busy summer.

MISD plans to break ground on Creekside Elementary, a new elementary school worth $43.4 million in mid-May. According to a MISD blog, the school will be constructed behind Lake Creek High School along FM 2854. It is scheduled to open in 2024-25.

The one-story, 95,000-square foot building is designed to accommodate 900 students. Huckabee Architects of Fort Worth, with an office in Spring worked closely with MISD staff and parents to design the new school.

The construction of Creekside Elementary was included in the $326 million bond package approved by voters in May 2022. The bond states that the school is needed to accommodate the growth in enrollment at Keenan Elementary School and Stewart Creek Elementary School.

Also, the groundbreaking for Lake Creek High School expansion is expected to occur in mid-May. The $27.8-million expansion, included in the May-2022 bond, will finish the construction of LCHS. The project will increase capacity by 900 pupils, adding new classrooms and labs. Niche reports that the school has a current enrollment of about 1,500 students.

According to a MISD press release, the bids for both construction projects should be finished by April 17-21. The board will present its final recommendations at the May workshop.

The district has announced that renovations at Lincoln Elementary School (also known as Montgomery Elementary School), Montgomery Junior High School, and Montgomery Junior High School will begin this summer.

In a press release, Superintendent Heath Morrison stated that this summer will be very busy in Montgomery ISD.

The bond will also fund the Career & Technical Education Center ($61,6 million) and the AgScience Center ($21,3 million). The CTE Center has already been built on land purchased. The design process will continue until October 2024. Construction on the CTE Center is scheduled to begin in January of 2024. The AgScience Center will follow the CTE Center schedule.

According to the agenda of Montgomery, both the CTE and AgScience Centers will be located along Lone Star Parkway on 33.8 acres between Buffalo Springs Drive & Plez Morgan Drive. Both MISD high school will use both centers.

Morrison stated, 'We are thrilled that many bond projects will begin and that our community will see soon the investments made by voters in our school district with the passage of our bond referendum for May 2022.