Seven bond schools planning community meetings in first quarter

Updates will be provided on design plans and project status for each campus

Community meetings have been scheduled during the first quarter for the following seven bond schools, to inform stakeholders of project plans to rebuild or renovate their campus as part of HISD’s $1.89 billion bond program. Attendees will hear from project architects and other team members and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Meeting times and locations

SCHOOL DATE ADDRESS
Garden Oaks Montessori Tues., Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m. 901 Sue Barnett
Askew Elementary Thurs., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. 11200 Wood Lodge
Waltrip High School Tues., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. 1900 West 34th St.
Westbury High School Thurs., Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. 11911 Chimney Rock
Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy Tues., Feb 23, 6:30 p.m. 1906 Cleburne Street
Wilson Montessori Thurs., Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. 2100 Yupon
Sam Houston MSTC Wed., Mar. 2, 6:30 p.m. 9400 Irvington

More information on HISD building programs

Garden Oaks Montessori is receiving a new $26.6 million addition and general renovations of the existing facilities designed to accommodate 750 to 900 students. The school is in the design phase, which will continue in 2016. Construction is expected to begin later this year and take about 18 months to complete.

Askew Elementary School is receiving a new $26.6 million school to accommodate 850 students. Plans for the two-story building feature ample natural light, flexible learning spaces, and areas to accommodate outdoor learning opportunities. Many of the trees will be preserved, and the playground will feature a walking/jogging path that will be available for community use. Construction is expected to start in the third quarter 2016, and take about 18 months to complete.

Waltrip High School is receiving $30.1 million for partial replacement and general renovations to accommodate 1,800 to 2,000 students. Some of the work already has been completed or is nearly complete, including new windows and renovations to classrooms, labs and restrooms. The school is also receiving a new addition for fine arts as well as a revamped entrance.

Westbury High School’s project includes partial replacement and general renovations to the existing building, which will accommodate 2,300 to 2,500 students. The new $40 million facility will feature flexible learning centers, new replacement athletic facilities, and a commons area designed to serve a dual purpose as new dining cafeteria and gathering space. The project is in the design development phase and the construction schedule and substantial completion date is currently being evaluated.

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy is slated to receive a $27.1 million renovation that will preserve its historic past while creating modern learning spaces to help prepare students for college and careers. Much of the interior renovation will focus on modernizing the classroom spaces into larger learning centers with better natural light, integrated technology and flexible furniture. An addition is slated to be built adjacent to the current auditorium, and will feature an atrium and flexible spaces to create a college-like, collaborative atmosphere for the students. Construction is expected to start by the end of 2016, with a target opening for the 2018-2019 school year.

Wilson Montessori School K-8 is set to receive a new $18.9 million addition and general renovations of the existing facilities to accommodate 750 to 900 students. The three-story building addition will feature flexible learning centers, multipurpose rooms, and a new dining area which connects to the existing building. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 and take about 16 to 24 months to complete.

Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center is receiving $101.4 million for a new school for 2,550 to 2,750 students that will incorporate the new science classroom and laboratory wing. The new school will be designed to have a collegiate feel with a large open courtyard that will also function as a flexible learning space. Construction is getting underway in the fourth quarter of 2016, with target completion set for third quarter 2019.

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