Liberty Hill ISD will build its eighth elementary school to accommodate 200 more students than its existing elementary campuses.

The board of trustees approved the schematic design for Elementary School No. 8 with a capacity for 1,000 students at a May 6 special meeting. The new school is slated to open in 2026 in the Lariat master-planned community.

The gist

Although the district has previously designed elementary schools to accommodate 800 students, the board of trustees discussed designing Elementary School No. 8 with a capacity for 1,200 students at a Dec. 18 meeting. This comes as several elementary campuses reach or exceed capacity.

At the May 6 meeting, VLK Architects presented the schematic design for a 108,416-square-foot campus for 1,000 students. The campus will feature 16 additional classrooms, an additional science area, art and music rooms, and larger administrative and dining spaces than an elementary school design for 750 students, VLK Architects Principal-In-Charge Tim Kunz said.

The details

The approved design includes:
  • 54 classrooms
  • A cafeteria
  • A gym
  • Art and music rooms
  • Science labs
  • A library with an outside porch area
  • An outdoor courtyard space
  • Visitor parking and a parent drop-off area
  • A bus drop-off area
The two-story design features prekindergarten through second grade classrooms on the main entry level with stairs leading down to a lower level with third through fifth grade classrooms, Kunz said. The library, art room and science labs will have direct access to an outdoor courtyard.

Elementary School No. 8 will be located next to the Lariat community center off CR 214, he said.

What’s next?

VLK Architects will further develop the design following the board’s approval.

Construction is expected to begin in November ahead of the school’s opening in May 2026, according to district information.