Goose Creek CISD To Break Ground on New Elementary School

Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District will break ground on a new elementary school at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Baytown, Texas. PBK designed the facility, Marshall Construction is the general contractor and Lockwood Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is serving as the program manager for the bond program.

Renderings of the new San Jacinto Elementary School Image Credit: PBK

The new San Jacinto Elementary School cost about $22.6 million and was one of the major components of the $335 million bond the district passed in May 2019 to address its rapid growth. The district is projecting more than 2,250 new students over the next decade.

“The District is very excited to provide the children and families in this community a campus we know they will be proud of. It will also be an anchor in a long-awaited revitalization project for the West Baytown neighborhood,” Brenda Garcia, director of facilities planning and construction at Goose Creek CISD, said in a press release.

Renderings of the new San Jacinto Elementary School Image Credit: PBK

The new elementary will be located just a few blocks away from the current San Jacinto Elementary School. In order to keep the school in the neighborhood, Goose Creek CISD worked with nearby businesses to acquire the land to construct the new school.

The facility will feature a media center, gym, playgrounds, multiple computer labs, and an outdoor learning center. The school will accommodate 800 students from PreK-5.

Construction is set to be completed in December 2021.

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