Cypress, TX (June 28, 2016) The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to name High School No. 12 Bridgeland High School during the regularly scheduled meeting on June 27.
Like other CFISD high schools that are named for nearby landmarks or communities, Bridgeland High School was named in recognition of the 11,401-acre master-planned community in which it sits.
Bridgeland High School is under construction at the Grand Parkway and Mason Road with a scheduled opening date of August 2017. Designed by IBI Group Architects, the 573,460-square-foot facility is being built by Gilbane Building Company.
The school will serve approximately 3,000 students and feature a four-story academic wing, collaboration spaces, community building for fine arts and indoor athletics, dining facility and central utility plant building. It will be part of a 120-acre multi-campus educational village, with a future middle school and Elementary School No. 55 (also scheduled for an August 2017 opening).
“Education is a big piece of the focus on connections within our community,” said Peter Houghton, Vice President of Master Planned Communities at The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Early on in our development, we conducted a master educational study. The book that was produced gave us a roadmap to not only focus on how many campuses were needed for the number of students expected to live in Bridgeland, but also how we could offer educational experiences from cradle to career and beyond—that would include a campus for special-needs students, lifelong learning and much more. This new multi-campus educational site is a very exciting piece of that.”