Bridgeland developers announce plans for new Waller ISD elementary school

Waller ISD has about 8,000 students (Courtesy Waller ISD)
Waller ISD has about 8,000 students (Courtesy Waller ISD)

Waller ISD has about 8,000 students (Courtesy Waller ISD)

The Howard Hughes Corp. announced Feb. 9 plans for the first elementary school in Prairieland Village—the third of four planned villages in the Bridgeland master-planned community. About 7,000 homesites are planned for the development.

Waller ISD will build an elementary school on an 18-acre plot west of the Grand Parkway near the Bridgeland Creek Parkway and Prairieland Crossing intersection. This will be the community’s fifth school following several Cy-Fair ISD campuses: Bridgeland High School; Pope Elementary School; Wells Elementary School; and Elementary School No. 57, which is slated to open in August 2022.


While an opening date has not yet been announced for the new WISD campus, plans do include copying the footprint of the district’s Jones Elementary School.

Bridgeland officials noted campuses located within the community have received A ratings from the Texas Education Agency, and WISD is known for the high rating as well. The district of 8,000 is one of the fastest-growing in the region and has an extensive career and technical education program.

“Waller ISD is committed to teaching all students on an individual basis, where every child has a name,” Superintendent Kevin Moran said in a statement. “We plan to continue that personalized attention and individual instruction for the children of Bridgeland and can’t wait to welcome them to the Waller ISD family.”
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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