New Construction

Elgin ISD Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The Elgin Independent School District in Elgin, Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school. Harvest Ridge Elementary will be the fourth elementary school in the district and is part of a $183-million bond program that local voters passed in November 2021, according to a news release.

The district partnered with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. (LAN) for the bond program, which includes constructing two new elementary schools, expanding and upgrading Elgin High School, building a new Transportation Center, renovating CTE facilities, and more.

“This is such an exciting moment for the Elgin community,” said Dr. Jana Rueter, Elgin ISD Superintendent. “Harvest Ridge Elementary will provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to learn and grow, fostering a sense of community and collaboration. Future staff and students will benefit from the school’s overall design, which reflects Elgin ISD’s commitment to providing high-quality education for its students. We are excited to celebrate this investment in our community, and our children, and to see this new facility come to life.”

Harvest Ridge Elementary will have a capacity for 800 students and feature amenities like a library, music room, art room, gym, cafeteria, gymnasium, outdoor learning spaces, upgraded technology, and innovative classroom design, according to the news release. The new school is scheduled to open its doors to students in fall 2024.

“We are honored to have been selected as the program manager for the Elgin ISD bond program and are excited to be a part of the Harvest Ridge Elementary project,” said Tim Strucely, AIA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, LAN Associate and Program Manager. “Our team is dedicated to delivering a high-quality facility that meets the needs of the district and the community.”

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