Norman Elementary School

Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond called for the construction of a single, modernized elementary school at the Norman or Sims campus. As advised by a community planning team, the AISD Board of Trustees approved a $25 million investment in Norman Elementary School, funding the complete modernization of the campus as one of 17 new or modernized campuses.

The modernized Norman Elementary will open in January 2021 and include flexible learning spaces, natural light, outdoor classrooms, and new media technology. A modernized school allows students to be active learners in 21st-century learning spaces as they collaborate, use technology and move within the classroom.

While Norman is being modernized, students are co-locating at Sims Elementary for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, forming the combined Norman & Sims Elementary Schools — the campus where Stars Shine and Tigers Roar Together!

Norman will be under construction for two years — until January 2021. During 2019-2020, most work will be behind the scenes as design and construction experts plan the modernized school. Look for construction to begin in Summer 2019!

Project Timeline

*Timeline and rendering subject to change

Latest Updates

Brown Elementary VR tour still

Two-year Anniversary of the 2017 Bond

Nov 14,2019 All Schools

As part of Austin ISD’s continued commitment to communicate the progress of the 2017 Bond to the community, we are sharing our State of the…

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Norman Memo: Letter from Principal Mills / Nota de Norman: Mensaje de directora Mills

Nov 14,2019 Norman

Spanish version below/Versión en español a continuación Dear Norman Elementary School Families, It’s full steam ahead for the modernized Norman campus, and I’m excited to…

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2017 Bond Update Video

Oct 31,2019 All Schools

As part of our continued commitment to communicate the progress of the bond to the community, we are sharing the latest versions of the Bond…

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Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $25,000,000
  • Total Budget: $25,000,000
  • Anticipated Opening Date: January 2021
  • Trustee: LaTisha Anderson
  • Location: 4001 Tannehill Ln., Austin, Texas 78721
  • Existing Capacity: 486
  • 2016/2017 Utilization: 54%

Project Team

  • Design-Build Team:
    • Kirksey
    • Joeris General Contractors
  • Betty Jenkins, Exec. Director for Area 2, AISD
  • Jennifer Hranitzky, Exec. Director for Area 2, AISD
  • Aleza Sitarz, SEL Specialist, AISD
  • Amber Rinehart, Technology Design Coach, AISD
  • Wendy Mills, Principal, Norman
  • Yolanda Pineda-Gabehart, Assistant Principal, Norman
  • Timesha Moten, Instructional Staff, Norman
  • Ivory Wright, Instructional Staff, Norman
  • Esther Jaimes, Parent Volunteer, Norman
  • Renee Conley, Principal, Sims
  • Deyaporate Dorsey, Parent Support Specialist, Sims
  • Elizabeth Miesch, Instructional Staff, Sims
  • Kay Isaac, Parent, Sims
  • Dawn Burnside, Community Member
  • Jessica Andrew, Community Member
  • Rick Ravel, Community Member