New Braunfels ISD officials broke ground at 158 Word Parkway, the site of the newest NBISD elementary school, on Thursday, May 9, 2024. This will mark the 11th elementary school in NBISD, and it is being funded as part of the 2021 Bond Program.

“The growth in this area continues to rise and with that forms the need for more space. This project and others from the 2021 bond will help keep NBISD on track to keep up with the growth,” said NBISD Superintendent Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury. “This project is truly a testament to the support of our constituents. Without your trust and belief in our vision, none of this would be possible.”

The new building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2025, and it will accommodate up to 750 students. It is being designed by Huckabee & Associates, and the construction is being overseen by Bartlett Cocke General Contractors.

“Projects of this scale take countless hours of planning behind the scenes before we reach the point of construction,” said NBISD Board Vice President Nancy York. “It’s exciting to see the building of this school underway, and we can’t wait to welcome our students in the fall of 2025.”

The new elementary will allow NBISD to take some of the enrollment pressure off of other elementary schools on the west side of town. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2025.

Elementary School #11 Fact Sheet

Construction

• Bartlett Cocke General Contractors will be handling the construction and project management of the new campus

• The new school is projected to be open for the 2025-2026 school year

Design

•The school is designed by Huckabee & Associates

• The schematic design was approved by the Board of Trustees in August 2023

Funding

• This project is being funded through the 2021 Bond Program

Future Considerations

• Zoning and transportation

• Naming of the school

• Staffing

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