By the end of the year, Montgomery ISD officials say they hope to announce the chosen principal for Creekside Elementary—which is slated to open August 2024—and new elementary school boundaries.

What to expect

On Oct. 3, preliminary information on Creekside Elementary School boundaries and the expected number of teachers and students that will attend the new campus was presented to MISD’s board of trustees. The school is a part of MISD’s $326.9 million May 2022 bond projects.

The district does not yet have final details to release to the public, said Justin Marino, chief of staff and communications, in an Oct. 5 email. However, according to MISD officials, an estimated timeline for Creekside Elementary project progress includes:
  • Oct. 3: A draft of elementary boundaries for the 2024-25 school year was presented to trustees.
  • Mid-October: Creekside Elementary principal position will be advertised.
  • November: Community meetings will be held for the schools to be impacted by any boundary changes—including Keenan, Stewart Creek and Lone Star elementary schools—to populate Creekside Elementary.
  • December: A principal will be selected and announced; the district will recommend elementary boundaries to the board of trustees.
The context

The Creekside Elementary School project is designed to absorb growing enrollment at Keenan and Stewart Creek elementary schools, as previously reported by Community Impact.
  • An additional 293 and 409 students are expected to enroll at Keenan and Stewart elementary schools, respectively, in the next five years.
  • The school will be located behind Lake Creek High School off FM 2854.
Montgomery ISD is expected to nearly double its current student population over the next decade—growth that could require additional schools to be built—according to the district’s newest demographic study, which was released Aug. 14.