Tomball ISD projects are getting underway from the district’s $494.46 million bond package voters approved in November, although many of the projects are in the early stages. Bond funds were allocated for two elementary schools, an intermediate school, a high school, campus renovations, a new bus facility, relocating Tomball Star Academy and renovating the former BJ Services Headquarters—renamed as the Tomball Innovation Center—among other projects and infrastructure upgrades.

District officials said in an Aug. 4 email to Community Impact Newspaper that few updates to the status of bond-funded projects were available, as all new campuses are in the planning phase.

Tomball Star Academy relocation

Renovations are underway at the Tomball Innovation Center to house the district’s early college high school, Tomball Star Academy, that will relocate from Tomball High School on Quinn Road to the Innovation Center at Hufsmith-Kohrville Road and FM 2920. The Innovation Center was the previous headquarters of BJ Services, which TISD purchased in 2021. At an April 12 meeting, trustees selected ICI Construction to renovate two buildings at the Innovation Center for the new Tomball Star Academy location at a cost of $7.86 million. District officials said in an early August email that work was moving quickly for the completion of the relocation, but issues with delivery of materials has delayed the project. The district did not provide a relocation timeline for Tomball Star Academy as of press time Aug. 24.

Bond funds allocated: $12.6 million

Anticipated relocation: TBD

Juergen Road complex

District officials said in August land is being cleared for a 205-acre complex on Juergen Road that will include Elementary School No. 12, Intermediate School No. 4 and High School No. 3. At an April 12 meeting, trustees approved architectural services by PBK Architects for the elementary, IBI Group for the intermediate, and Huckabee Architects for the high school.

Bond funds allocated: $32.55 million (elementary), $39.74 million (intermediate), $195.59 million (high school)

Anticipated construction: TBD

Elementary No. 13

A new elementary school will be constructed on land at the Tomball Innovation Center, located at the southwest corner of FM 2920 and Hufsmith-Kohrville Road. According to the district, construction of the new school is in planning. The board of trustees approved May 10 an agreement totaling $1.83 million for architectural services by DLR Group for construction of the elementary school, according to meeting information.

Bond funds allocated: $32.77 million

Anticipated construction: TBD