Crowley Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

Crowley, TX – On May 11th, VLK Architects and Crowley ISD celebrated breaking ground on the district’s newest elementary school. This new facility is located in southwest Fort Worth, at the new Chisolm Trail Ranch development off of the Chisolm Trail Parkway.  It is expected to open in fall 2019.   

This new elementary will be the first new building in Crowley ISD since 2010. The building is expected to be 96,342 square feet, and will serve up to 798 students.

The design of this campus features a centralized learning stair, multiple collaboration spaces, playground and outdoor learning areas, and natural light in 100% of classrooms. Security features include a secured vestibule at the main entry, two-point visual monitoring corridors, and secured building courtyards for outdoor learning and recess. 

Sustainability also played an important role in the design of this new school building. The sustainable elements of this project include multiple heat reducing features such as a reflective metal roof to reduce solar heat gain and light color concrete for parking and driving areas reducing a heat island effect. Other sustainable features include a geothermal and fully automated MEP system, low VOC off-gassing interior finishes, CO2 sensors for improved indoor air quality, and interior and exterior LED lighting.  There will also be an on campus rain harvesting system for instructional purposes. 

Superintendent, Dr. Michael McFarland spoke about the school being an innovative tool for student success in Crowley ISD.

“Our newest elementary school is designed for innovative teaching and learning. From collaboration spaces to interactive elements throughout the building, the team at VLK has delivered a creative space that is built for student success in our growing community.”


About VLK Architects: With offices in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas, VLK Architects provides architecture, planning and interior design services to K‐12, higher education, corporate and institutional clients throughout Texas. For more information please visit our website: or contact D’Lee Marshall, Marketing Director, at 817‐633‐9600 or

About Crowley ISD: Crowley Independent School District serves the city of Crowley, southwest Fort Worth, and a portion of northern Johnson County.  The district currently has 23 campuses consisting of 10 elementary, 4 intermediate, 3 middle, 2 ninth grade campuses, and 2 high schools, as well as a learning center and a career and technology center.  The district serves more than 15,000 students and has nearly 2,000 employees.  Crowley ISD has been honored with the Texas Education Agency’s highest honor, Met Standard, for 5 straight years.