MISD breaks ground on new elementary school

MISD breaks ground on new elementary school

First campus to begin work following bond approval

 

 

June 4, 2024 — Midland ISD broke ground on its new elementary school Tuesday morning, marking the first step in the construction of 2023 bond projects. The new 92,500 square foot school building will accommodate up to 830 students in the area of the Lone Star Trails subdivision in northeast Midland.

 

Construction will begin immediately, with a targeted opening date of August 2025. The campus will initially serve pre-k through sixth grade, and transition to pre-k through fifth grade when the district reconfigures with the opening of new secondary campuses in 2028.

 

The design of the new school will be similar to those of Yarbrough and Fasken Elementary Schools, which were built following the passage of the 2012 bond. Architects and designers collected feedback from teachers and staff from those campuses to enhance functionality and efficiency, which include minor floor plan modifications and increased parking.

 

"We are so fortunate to be in Midland at this time when Midlanders have and are investing in education," said MISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Howard. "I want to thank the Midland community for saying and voting yes! Thank you for investing in the future of our students."

 

Participants in the ceremonial groundbreaking included MISD executive leadership staff, Board of Trustees, representatives from Parkhill architects and MW Builders, as well as students who will attend the school when it opens next year.

 

"This school will be more than just a building," said Morgan Robertson, who has been tabbed as the school's first principal. "It represents a bright future for MISD students- I'm excited to be a part of it!"

 

The new elementary school addresses multiple initiatives including safety and security, grade reconfiguration, and population growth in Midland.

 

A committee to name the campus will convene this summer.

 

Media Relations Contact:

Sam Eaton

Communications Specialist

432-240-1043 | samuel.eaton@midlandisd.net