Bridgeland’s footprint is expanding as more sections in Parkland Village continue to be built. Experiencing impressive growth, it is the #1-selling community in Houston and in Texas. With more than 4,300 households and growing daily, residents enjoy a plethora of amenities including lakes for kayaking and fishing, a birding tower, world-class activity centers and numerous trails, parks and outdoor space to get outside and connect with nature.
In order to meet the educational needs of the many families moving to Cypress, additional schools need to be built. To support this growth, the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD recently purchased 16.7 acres of land from The Howard Hughes Corporation in Bridgeland to build a 125,000 square foot, two-story elementary school. Financing for this school comes from a $1.2 billion bond referendum that passed on May 10, 2014.
Currently known as Elementary School # 57, the official school name will be determined by the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees, once construction on the project begins. The school is designed by Texas-IBI Group, the same architectural firm that created Bridgeland’s highly acclaimed educational village. Bridgeland’s new elementary school will open its doors for the start of the 2022-2023 school year welcoming the class of 2035.
Elementary School #57 will join Pope and Wells Elementary Schools, as well as Bridgeland High School, which just celebrated its first graduating class. The structure will accommodate 1,092 students at its Parkland Village location near Tuckerton Rd and Westgreen Rd. The new school will enhance Bridgeland’s already strong network of educational offerings as all schools within Bridgeland’s boundaries have received an A rating by the Texas Education Agency.
Students in sixth through eighth grade currently attend Smith Middle School, located across from Bridgeland’s main entrance. In the near future, a new middle school will be added as the final campus in Bridgeland’s Educational Village. It will be built and financed through the $1.2B bond passed in 2019. It is tentatively planned to open for the start of the 2024-2025 school year.
Attendance boundaries for the school will be developed by the district and presented to the Cypress-Fairbanks school board for consideration and approval, prior to the school’s opening. Its location will make it easily accessible by students who like to walk or bike to school.
The addition of elementary school #57 will address the rapid growth of Bridgeland. Eventually, three highly acclaimed public school districts will service Bridgeland’s students: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Katy Independent School District and Waller Independent School District.