New school opening dates

Conroe ISD Construction of new schools will soon begin to alleviate the strain at key Conroe ISD campuses due to rapid population growth throughout the district’s boundaries.

With $487 million in bond funds approved by voters Nov. 3, the district will build one high school, one intermediate school and two elementary schools in the Oak Ridge High School feeder zone.

Superintendent Don Stockton said the district is prioritizing work on the elementary school and high school in the Riley Fuzzel Road area. Those projects will each begin next year but will be complete by August 2017 and August 2018, respectively.

“Our most immediate projects are the high school and elementary school in the Oak Ridge High School feeder zone,” Stockton said. “We have been in the planning process and look forward to opening great schools.”

A junior high school in the Conroe High School feeder zone was also included in the bond proposal. Construction of the school will begin in 2018 with the intention of opening the school in time for the 2019-20 school year.

Additionally, the district will undertake an expansion project at Jean Stewart Elementary School in 2017 that will increase the school’s capacity by 200 students. Renovation projects at Austin Elementary School and Conroe High School will be complete in time for the 2019-20 school year as well, according to the district.

Construction of new robotics labs at Caney Creek and The Woodlands College Park high schools will be completed by August 2017. In addition, 10 new science classrooms at Knox Junior High School are expected to be complete by August 2018.