COLLEGE STATION - Spring Creek Elementary, the district's ninth elementary school, is underway. It is located on a 14-acre piece of land in the Castlegate neighborhood.
The school uses close to one-fourth of the $83.5 million in bond funds that were approved last November.
The new school will sit between Greens Prairie and Creek View Elementaries and will help take some of the pressure off of those two campuses, said College Station Superintendent Clark Ealy.
In the past five years, College Station saw an increase in enrollment of slightly over 20 percent, or nearly 2,000 students.
The new principal of Spring Creek Elementary, Stormy Hickman will set up at an office in the district headquarters and begin everything from purchasing pens and pencils to hiring school administration and staff. The new school is set to open August 2015.
District administration is working with the City of College Station and engineers to plan roads around the new elementary school and accommodate future traffic from Hwy. 40 and Barron Rd.
With the neighborhood Castlegate II developing and more residential and commercial properties under construction in the area, the district is bracing for more growth to come.