Conroe ISD names 4 buildings, provides construction updates

The teacher training center was named the Walter P. Jett Training Center and will open spring 2022. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)
The teacher training center was named the Walter P. Jett Training Center and will open spring 2022. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)

The teacher training center was named the Walter P. Jett Training Center and will open spring 2022. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)

The Conroe ISD board of trustees decided on the names of four CISD buildings at a June 15 meeting.

In a unanimous vote, the teaching training center located at the Woodforest Bank Stadium complex on David Memorial Drive will be named the Walter P. Jett Training Center. The maximum price for the facility approved by the board in October was $15.55 million, and it is on track to be finished by spring 2022, officials said.

The board also named the new junior high school in the Caney Creek feeder zone Albert L. Moorhead Junior High School. The new junior high is on schedule with the base floor completed and the structural assembly in process, according to the district. The school will be open for the 2023-24 school year.

The current junior high school in the Caney Creek feeder zone is in the process of converting to an intermediate school and will open as an intermediate school with the opening of the new junior high school. The school will be named Veterans Memorial Intermediate School.

The new elementary school in the Conroe feeder zone will be named Annette Gordon-Reed Elementary School. The school is undergoing structural assembly and is expected to be completed by August 2022, officials said.



In addition, the board received updates regarding additions and renovations for CISD facilities at the June 15 meeting.

Nine CISD facilities are undergoing safety and security renovations, which are expected to be completed for the 2021-22 school year. The 2019 bond referendum passed by voters provides $44.47 million in safety and security updates for CISD.

The renovations at The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands High School, Oak Ridge High School, York Junior High School, Armstrong Elementary School, Ride Elementary School and Creighton Elementary School are all on schedule and expected to be completed in August for the 2021-22 school year, according to the district.

Conroe High School is undergoing a multiphased project. A new student parking lot will be completed for the 2021-22 school year, and an athletics addition will be completed for the 2022-23 school year.

The Conroe High School 9th Grade Campus is receiving a classroom addition, which will be completed by August 2022. A bus loop expansion will be completed by August 2021 for the 2021-22 school year, according to the district.

Wilkerson Elementary School is receiving an addition to the physical education facility. It will be completed after the 2021-22 winter break, according to the district.

By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.



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