Architectural renderings revealed for unnamed New Caney ISD High School No. 3

The school's courtyard, which is located in the middle of the school, will serve as a central gathering space for students. (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)
The school's courtyard, located in the middle of the school, will serve as a central gathering space for students. (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)

The school's courtyard, located in the middle of the school, will serve as a central gathering space for students. (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)

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This rendering depicts one of the new school's classrooms. (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)
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The school will feature an auditorium. (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)
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The building will feature a lot of natural lighting. (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)
Preliminary architectural renderings of New Caney ISD's unnamed Comprehensive High School No. 3 show exterior and new interior views of the campus.

Officials with Stantec, the company chosen to design the new campus, presented the board of trustees with renderings at the Jan. 30 board meeting. The $111 million high school, located at 180 Sorters McClellan Road, Kingwood, is set to open in August 2022. The school is funded by the $200 million district bond approved by voters in May 2018.


Stantec Senior Principal Laura Sachtleben said the campus will include numerous athletic fields and focus on career and technical education programming. The campus courtyard, which has a combination of concrete, turf and shaded structures, is the center of the school's design. Students will be able to eat and have class in the courtyard, she said.

"It gives that visual connection to the outdoors, and it also enabled us to give [daylight] in all the classrooms," Sachtleben said. "If the building is too compact, you have a lot of classrooms that don't have a lot of natural light at all. So the classrooms in this building have a lot of natural light."

The two-story school is set to open with a capacity of 1,350 students, but ithere will be room on the property to expand the school to 2,250 in the future if needed, said Scott Powers, executive director of public relations at NCISD.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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