VLK Architects and Waxahachie ISD Break Ground on the District’s 10th Elementary School

(Waxahachie, Texas) – On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, VLK Architects celebrated the groundbreaking of Waxahachie ISD’s 10th elementary school. Funding for this project is from the voter-approved May 2023 bond and is one of two new elementary schools in addition to a replacement elementary to be built to accommodate the student population growth in WISD.

“With its focus on student collaboration and varied learning spaces, this new elementary is an exciting addition to Waxahachie ISD,” said VLK Principal, Jonathan Aldis. “It also represents an important first step in following through with the hard work of the 2022 Long Range Planning Committee and preparing for Waxahachie ISD’s future.”

The new pre-K through fifth grade school’s open-concept library is intended to feel like a part of the students’ movement through the academic areas instead of as a closed destination. Numerous collaboration spaces accommodate varied learning styles for students. The exterior of the school features traditional red brick, while the interior design reflects the vibrant nature of movement and energy using natural colors and circular abstract forms applied to ceilings, walls, and flooring patterns.

Addressing the importance of education and this new elementary school in the Waxahachie community, Superintendent Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth said, “Because of education, we will continue to be a shining star in this part of North Texas. Because of education, people will continue to want to live here and to build lives here and build their entire existence in this place. And our community said we want to continue to be that kind of place.”

The land for this project was donated to WISD in the Saddlebrook neighborhood on the east side of Waxahachie. With construction underway, the new campus is scheduled to welcome students and staff at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.