Elected officials, community leaders, teachers and staff joined parents and students to mark the grand with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Jan. 26.
According to WCS Superintendent Jason Golden, students moved into the new building Jan. 22, while teachers had been moving furniture and supplies into the new building throughout the beginning of January in anticipation of the school’s opening.
The new school is expected to help provide relief to the overcrowding of other Williamson County elementary schools, such as Trinity Elementary, which is at about 99% capacity according to WCS. Prior to the opening, Creekside Elementary students had been sharing Oakview Elementary’s school building.
The new $29 million school is just the latest opening in a long list of future planned schools, according to the WSC five-year capital plan.
The capital plan, approved by the Williamson County Board of Commissioners at its Jan. 13 meeting, lays out over $336 million in construction costs for new schools to accommodate student growth, including five additional elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. The plan also includes improvements to existing campuses to increase capacity.
The next new addition to WCS will be the opening of the currently unnamed central-east middle school being built off Henpeck Lane in Franklin. The new $40 million middle school is in the process of being named and is slated to open this summer in time for the start of the 2020-21 school year in August.
Click through the photos above to see more of the county's newest campus.