Bond Elections Result in Wins for Cross Creek Ranch Schools

November 08, 2017

Cross Creek Ranch will be the beneficiary of two school bond elections — one of which will result in the construction of both an on-site high school and a junior high school.

Katy ISD voters approved the district's $609 million bond issue, passing the measure 66 percent to 34 percent. The package provides enough funding to build six new schools, including $206.1 million for a new high school — the district’s ninth —to be built within our community. The new junior high school could open as early as 2019, joining Randolph Elementary and another as yet unnamed Katy ISD elementary school slated to open next August. The high school is slated to open its doors in 2020.

The bond also funds three new elementary and two new junior high schools, as well as providing money for comprehensive renovations, replacement of certain aging school components, school expansions, technology upgrades and safety and security improvements.

Currently, young residents in Katy ISD attend Randolph Elementary, Seven Lakes Junior High School and Tompkins High School — which was named one of America’s top high schools by U.S. News & World Report this year.

Support also was overwhelming for Lamar CISD’s $445.4 million bond package, which passed with more than 60 percent of the vote. Once sold, revenue from the bond issue will purchase land and build a new high school, a junior high and three elementary schools. The district also will make improvements to current facilities and purchase technology and buses.

Students zoned to Lamar Consolidated ISD attend award-winning Huggins Elementary before heading off to newly constructed, state-of-the-art Leaman Junior High and Fulshear High School.

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