Humble ISD breaks ground for two new elementary schools

Lakeland Groundbreaking  
Pictured at the new Lakeland Elementary School construction site are (from left): Terry Perkins, Deputy Superintendent; Steven Hadley, Executive Director of Construction; Nolan Correa, Associate Superintendent of Operational Support Services; Martina Lemond Dixon, School Board Vice President; Nancy Morrison, School Board Trustee; Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent; Lori Twomey, School Board Parliamentarian; Lucy Anderson, Lakeland Elementary School Principal; Luci Schulz, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools; Dr. Roger Brown, Deputy Superintendent.

Groundbreaking: Elementary 30
Pictured at the Elementary School #30 construction site are (from left): Terry Perkins, Deputy Superintendent; Steven Hadley, Executive Director of Construction; Nolan Correa, Associate Superintendent of Operational Support Services; Martina Lemond Dixon, School Board Vice President; Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent; Nancy Morrison, School Board Trustee; Lori Twomey, School Board Parliamentarian; Paul Edwards, ES #30 Principal; Luci Schulz, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools; and Dr. Roger Brown, Deputy Superintendent.

Humble ISD celebrated the construction of two new elementary schools with groundbreaking ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 23.

One of the new campuses will be the new Lakeland Elementary, replacing the school’s 60-year old campus. It is the oldest campus in the district.

Humble ISD looks forward to welcoming Lakeland Elementary students to their new home.

“This school not only is a new school, but it’s also a new school that brings building into the learning process,” Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent, said.

LLE New Building
The new Lakeland Elementary School is designed to serve 950 students and opens in August 2021.

The new Lakeland Elementary is being built at 1134 Rustic Timbers Drive, near Turner Stadium, and completes a district feeder pattern where three feeder schools are within walking distance of each other.

The new campus has incorporated Next Generation learning pods into the design and will feature a blend of airplane, arctic, dinosaur, marine, space, and zoo themes to create a unique learning experience.

LLE Interior
Creative features in the new Lakeland Elementary School are designed to inspire children’s curiosity. 

“It creates an opportunity for the children to interact with the campus in a way that’s similar to a children’s museum,” Dr. Fagen said. “This school will make children excited to be in their new learning space.”

Lucy Anderson, Humble ISD Elementary Principal of the Year, is the principal of Lakeland Elementary.

Dr. Fagen and Trustees Sign Beam
Signing a construction beam at the new Lakeland Elementary School groundbreaking ceremony are (from left):  Lori Twomey, School Board Parliamentarian;  Nancy Morrison, School Board Trustee; Martina Lemond Dixon, School Board Vice President, and Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent.  

On the same day, Humble ISD also held a groundbreaking ceremony for Elementary School #30, which is being built at 14910 Woodland Dawn Trail, in the Fall Creek neighborhood.

Elementary 30
Main entrance of Elementary School #30. The campus, located in Fall Creek, opens in August 2021.

The school will help accommodate neighborhood growth in the district’s southern region.

Like the new Lakeland Elementary campus, Elementary School #30 also incorporates Next Generation learning pods in the design.

Dinosaur Learning Pods
Next Generation learning pods like this dinosaur-themed layout are a major part of the design at both Elementary School #30 and the new Lakeland Elementary to help excite students about learning.

 “We have made the campus part of the learning experience,” Dr. Fagen said. “Students will learn in pods where they will have interactive experiences to support classroom learning.”

Elementary School #30 will be named later this school year.

Paul Edwards, a past associate principal at Summer Creek High School, was selected as the founding principal of Elementary School #30.

Both Elementary School #30 and the new Lakeland Elementary will have a main entry that will feature a multifunctional media space, designed to resemble a tree house, that will set the tone for a play-based learning concept and vision for the school.

“The Humble ISD Community believes that every child should have a quality learning environment,” Dr. Fagen said.

Each campus will be over 123,000 square feet, with enough room to accommodate up to 950 students.

PBK Architects was selected to design both campuses while Manhattan Construction received a contract of $58 million to build both schools. The projects are made possible with funds from Bond 2018.

Both Elementary School #30 and the new Lakeland open in August 2021.

Trustee Nancy Morrison
Nancy Morrison, Humble ISD School Board Trustee, signs a construction beam at the groundbreaking ceremony for Humble ISD's 30th elementary school. The school opens in August 2021.