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Bridgeland to welcome new elementary school in Prairieland Village

by Kerrie Kennedy

The Howard Hughes Corporation today announced that Prairieland Village —the third of four planned villages in the Bridgeland community, will welcome its first elementary school.

Waller Independent School District will build an elementary school on an 18-acre site near the intersection of Bridgeland Creek Parkway and Prairieland Crossing on the west side of the Grand Parkway. This is the highly-rated school district’s first campus to be built within Bridgeland.

The yet-to-be named WISD school will be the fifth school in Bridgeland, joining Bridgeland High School, Pope Elementary, Wells Elementary and another elementary school planned by Cy-Fair Independent School District. WISD officials say it will emulate the footprint of the district’s successful Jones Elementary. An opening date has not been officially announced.

“Bridgeland is known for the high standards of its academic offerings, and Waller ISD aligns with the established tradition of educational excellence within our larger community-focused environment,” said Heath Melton, Howard Hughes Corporation executive vice president of MPC Residential, in a press release. “Our local schools are a coveted amenity and community asset, and we are integrating our plans for the campus into the early development of Prairieland Village. We look forward to fostering a long-term relationship with Waller ISD.”

Schools in Bridgeland are among the highest-achieving schools in the Greater Houston area, with each of the three schools within Bridgeland’s geographical boundaries earning an A rating from the Texas Education Agency.

Waller ISD similarly is a top-rated school district that earned an A rating from the Texas Education Agency—one of the few Title I districts in the state to earn the distinction. 

One of the top-ten fastest growing districts in Greater Houston, Waller ISD includes eight campuses with over 8,000 students. It is dedicated to individualized instruction, incorporating 1:1 technology across all levels of learning, and is known for its robust Career and Technology Education program. 

“Waller ISD is committed to teaching all students on an individual basis, where every child has a name,” said Waller ISD Superintendent Kevin Moran in the press release. “We plan to continue that personalized attention and individual instruction for the children of Bridgeland and can’t wait to welcome them to the Waller ISD family.”

The northwest sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the Greater Houston region and the new elementary school will serve to address the rapid growth of Bridgeland. Upon completion, Prairieland Village will be home to approximately 7,000 homesites and offer a diverse mix of housing products.

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