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Manor ISD Breaks Ground on New High School

Officials from the Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas, recently broke ground on a new high school facility. The upcoming Early College High School will cover about 85,000 square feet and provide a “collegiate atmosphere” to a capacity of about 800 students, according to a press release. Set to open in fall 2023, the open-concept school will offer amenities like a commons area, a campus coffee shop and a buffet-style café.

“This is a great day in Manor ISD,” said Dr. Andre D. Spencer, Manor ISD Superintendent. “We are breaking ground on a new building for a group of scholars who we expect to break ground academically in their respective fields of interest. We expect great things to come out of this facility and the scholars who will call this home.”

Manor Early College High School Rendering
Image Courtesy of HPM

Funding for the school comes as part of a $280-million bond package that voters approved in November 2019 to help accommodate student growth. The bond will focus on projects like facility upgrades; repairs; and improvements to transportation, security and technology. District enrollment projections estimate that Manor ISD’s student population, already at 9,500, will grow by 2.5 percent to 5 percent per year over the next ten years.

“This new campus means more academic opportunities for our students, teachers and ACC professors,” said ECHS Principal Dr. Alime Sadikova. “It gives students a collegiate atmosphere that provides them with academic freedom and still holds them accountable for their own learning.”

The new high school comes with a budget of about $35.5 million. The district is partnering with project management service company HPM and architecture firm Claycomb & Associates, as well as construction manager at risk Satterfield & Pontikes Construction.

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