Katy ISD will welcome nearly 80,000 students for the 2018-19 school year and debut two schools—Betty Sue Creech Elementary School and Amy Campbell Elementary School.
While Creech Elementary is not a brand-new school, Principal Euberta Lucas said it will feel like that to students. The 105,000-square-foot campus required major renovations after it took on between 2-4 feet of water during Hurricane Harvey, and the $7 million in renovations have transformed the campus.
Renovations included new hardwood floors in the main hallways, LED lighting and updated technology throughout the school. Some of the school's iconic space murals were also repainted, and windows were built into classroom walls to provide more lighting.
The start of the new school year also marks the opening of KISD's newest campus, Amy Campbell Elementary School at 3701 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear. The school cost about $30 million to build, KISD officials said, and will serve the communities of Cross Creek Ranch and Churchill Farms.
The new school features collaborative classroom spaces, open floor plans, large windows with natural lighting updated classroom technology such as smart boards and unique seating options.
Take a look at the newly renovated Creech Elementary School and brand new Campbell Elementary School in the photo galleries above.