Today marks the groundbreaking for the new Ridgecrest Elementary School which will replace the original Ridgecrest, built in 1953. The new Ridgecrest will be the District's first new 2 story school. Below is more information from the District's website.
The Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees and leadership will break ground officially on the district’s first new, two-story elementary campus replacement project on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Ridgecrest Elementary School.
A library program will be held at 4 p.m. that day followed by an outdoor groundbreaking ceremony. Ridgecrest Elementary is located at 2015 Ridgecrest. The public is invited to this special Back to School Week event, but RSVPs should be made by phone at 713-251-2223 or online immediately at: https://springbranchisd.com/com_dept_forms/ridgecrest.asp
The new Ridgecrest Elementary School campus is the third of 12 elementary school replacement construction projects approved by voters in November 2007 as part of a $597.1 million bond issue that includes improvements to all SBISD campuses. A dozen elementary schools built between 1938 and 1967 will be replaced under the 2007 Bond program.
The new Ridgecrest Elementary, a modern Texas style, 100,000 square-feet, two-story facility with a brick and stone facade, will accommodate up to 800 students in two floors. The new school will include special music, art and science classrooms and a large modern library that will function as a campus hub for student learning and technology applications.
Students will remain housed at the current Ridgecrest Elementary during the multi-phase project while the new building is erected directly to the north and west of the present elementary building. Projections call for the current school to be demolished next summer; the new school opens in August 2010.
Project architect is Pfluger Associates Architects. The building contractor is Gamma Construction. Project cost is about $15.2 million. For details, phone SBISD Communications at 713-464-1511, ext. 2272.
Building for the Future
Inspiring Minds. Shaping Lives.
The new Ridgecrest Elementary School
Campus: Ridgecrest Elementary
Address: 2015 Ridgecrest
Principal: Patricia Thomas
Architect: Pfluger Associates Architects
Builder: Gamma Construction
Students: 800 students
Size: About 100,000 square feet
Details: Replaces building that dates back to 1953; New, two-story building includes a large library “hub” and special rooms for music, art and science instruction; projected opening is August 2010 for students and teachers.