The first phase of Audubon, a master-planned community spanning about 3,000 acres along FM 1488, is underway in Magnolia. Community Impact Newspaper previously reported Phase 1 includes about 450 homes.

As a result, Magnolia ISD administration updated the district’s attendance boundaries in late January to better accommodate the coming growth, Director of Communications Denise Meyers said in a Feb. 2 email.

Mill Creek is also under construction just north of FM 1488.

MISD Assistant Superintendent of Operations Erich Morris said in early January that Audubon would be located within the existing Williams Elementary School attendance zone, which is the district’s most populated elementary school. However, MISD administration updated attendance boundaries in late January for the ongoing school year so the first section of Audubon and the nearby Mill Creek community will now be zoned to Magnolia Parkway Elementary, Meyers said.

Currently, Magnolia Parkway enrolls about 560 students, whereas Williams enrolls about 700 students, she said.

Students in Mill Creek and Phase 1 of Audubon will now attend Magnolia Parkway Elementary, Bear Branch Intermediate, Bear Branch Junior High and Magnolia High schools.