New school opens this fall
Spring Branch ISD is demolishing 65-year-old Landrum Middle School on Wednesday as the district prepares to open a brand-new, $73 million school this fall.
Demolition crews will be tearing down portions of the building starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16. News media are invited to attend. Video opportunity will be provided from the Vogue Lane side of the campus.
The new school, located at the site of the old campus at 2200 Ridgecrest in Houston, and the demolition are funded by Spring Branch ISD’s $898.4 million 2017 bond program.
The new Landrum Middle School, which will open August 16, will serve 1,100 students from Landrum and a KIPP Academy school that will share the campus.
Landrum students remained on campus during the new construction. The new building was built north of the old building which allowed students to continue to attend school on the site during construction. Construction began in December 2019.
The new school is a three story, 234,000-square-foot building. All three floors include dining commons for students, media centers, PE and athletics facilities, fine arts facilities and collaboration areas. The project includes upgrades to the athletics facilities.
Since opening its doors in 1956, the old Landrum Middle School received several renovations and additions. The old school was a 177,665 square-foot building.