Bear Creek Elementary School

Bear Creek Elementary School, the new school in southwest Austin, will provide relief to the over-utilized Kiker and Baranoff Elementary Schools with a planned capacity of 522 students. This facility is one of the first schools to be designed and built in the 2017 Bond Program. Following the AISD vision of creating 21st-century learning spaces for students, the new elementary school will incorporate flexible spaces allowing for collaborative, interdisciplinary, and project-driven learning.

Project Timeline

*Timeline and rendering subject to change

Latest Updates

Rosedale School Community Meeting – July 2

Jul 06,2020 All Schools

On July 2, Austin ISD hosted a virtual community meeting for the Rosedale School to discuss the Design Development phase of the modernization project. As…

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AISD Future: 2017 Bond Newsletter – May 2020 / El AISD Futuro: Boletín del Bono de 2017 – Mayo 2019

May 29,2020 All Schools

As part of our continued commitment to communicate the progress of the bond to the community, we are sharing the latest issue of our AISD Future:…

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Board Approves the naming of the New Southwest Elementary to Bear Creek Elementary School

May 19,2020 Bear CreekSouthwest

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees at its May 18 Regular Voting Meeting approved the naming of the new southwest elementary school to Bear Creek…

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Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $36,167,000
  • Total Budget: $36,227,000
  • Anticipated Opening Date: August 2020
  • Trustee: Yasmin Wagner
  • Location: Southeast of the intersection of Trissino Dr. and Escarpment Blvd.
  • Planned Capacity: 522

Project Team

  • Architecture and Engineering Team:
  • Construction-Management-at-Risk Team:
  • Campus Architectural Team:
    • Megan Counihan, Principal at Baranoff ES
    • David Crissey, Principal at Kiker ES
    • Malisa O’Connell, Instructional Staff
    • Beth Cantu, Administrative Staff
    • Kristi Samon, Administrative Staff
    • Travis Nichols, Parent
    • Karina Cruz, Parent
    • Katy Smith, Parent
    • Amanda Krueger, Parent
    • Jessica Henderson, Parent
    • Melissa Tanis, Parent
    • Anoop Gopakumaran Nair, Community Member
    • Karen Hibpshman, Community Member