Windsong Elementary School Groundbreaking
Ben Pogue, President, Pogue Construction; Craig Martin, Founding Partner, Terra Verde Group; Ray Smith, Mayor, Town of Prosper; Dr. Drew Watkins, Superintendent, Proper ISD; David Blom, Director of Development, Terra Verde Group
Prosper ISD, local dignitaries and the Windsong Ranch community gathered recently to break ground on the new Windsong Elementary School, which will be ready for the 2016-2017 school year.
“We are grateful for this new elementary school coming on line in Windsong Ranch, said Dr. Drew Watkins, Prosper ISD Superintendent. “Prosper ISD continues to be one of the top five fastest growing school districts in the state so we can’t get these schools on line fast enough.”
Prosper ISD is expecting enrollment to increase this fall by 1,200 students from when school let out in May. It is one of the highest ranked school districts in the state of Texas and continues to add new programs such as orchestra, which was just phased in at the high school level.
This is the first elementary school to be built on the west side of the Tollway in Prosper to serve the burgeoning student population. Windsong Elementary will be the 5th elementary school in the district, built with a target student population of 700-750 students. Windsong Ranch is slated to house two elementary schools and a middle school within the community.
“This onsite elementary school within Windsong Ranch gives students the opportunity to bike or walk safely to school,” said Craig Martin, Founding Partner of Terra Verde Group, the developer of Windsong Ranch. “That’s been part of our master plan design and will enhance our sense of community and give families a first-class educational environment for all future schools,” said Martin.
The school was designed by Huckabee Architects and Pogue Construction is the General Contractor.
Named 2015 Community of the Year for DFW, Windsong Ranch is located 2.5 miles west of the Dallas North Tollway and north of Highway 380. For more information on Windsong Ranch, please visit http://www.windsongranchliving.com.