New Schools Across the District

The locations and controversies for the proposed new schools

The AISD bond package includes funds for eight new schools: six elementaries and a northeast middle school funded by Proposition 1, plus a southwest middle school, for which the land is funded by Proposition 1, and the building funded by Proposition 5.

1) Northeast elementary: To relieve Norman (at 150% capacity in 2003-4/projected at 178% by 2008-9) and Jordan (97%/108%). Land has been purchased at the terminus of Crystalbrook Street near LBJ High.

2) Southeast elementary: To relieve Palm (128/180) and Langford (115/135). The Chateau Manufactured Housing Tract has donated land at the southern end of Pleasant Valley Road.

3) Southwest elementary: To relieve Kiker (124/197) and possibly Menchaca (92/187). The Circle C Land Corp. has donated land (on the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone) along the future extension of LaCrosse Avenue.

4) South-central elementary: To relieve Menchaca (92/187) and possibly Baranoff (108/129). Land has not been purchased.

X) Two future elementaries: Probably in two of five potential locations – either the southeast, Mueller (north-central), Colony Park (northeast), Oak Hill (southwest), or the Bear Lake Public Utility District (far southwest), depending on where the growth is greatest. AISD already owns donated land in Travis Country to relieve Oak Hill, and is negotiating to have land donated if a school is located in the southeast. Stratus has donated land for a school in the Bear Lake PUD and has given AISD a window of more than 10 years in which the district can decide to build.

A) Northeast middle school: Will relieve Dobie (83/133) and possibly Burnet (99/118) or Pearce (89/101). Land has not been purchased.

B) Southwest middle school: AISD has a purchase-option agreement with Stratus Properties to buy land in the Circle C neighborhood at RR 1826 and Slaughter (on the Barton Springs contributing zone, just outside the recharge zone). It would relieve Paredes (112/160) and Bailey (100/137); but opponents say that four nearby middle schools (Mendez, Bedichek, Porter, and Covington) are underenrolled, thus could absorb extra students with a boundary realignment.

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