Autumn Creek Elementary opened its doors to students in August 2021 after nearly a year of construction. “Ground was broken for Autumn Creek Elementary in October 2020 and the school opened in August 2021,” Brian Telford, Humble ISD executive director of construction, said.
While construction began in 2020, funding for the new school originated much earlier, coming from Humble ISD’s 2018 bond.
“The final construction cost for Autumn Creek Elementary is approximately $30 million,” he added.
The newly constructed building is relatively large.
“The campus, measuring 123,000 square feet, was designed for 950 students,” according to Telford. The school will help accommodate the rising surge in population (and therefore, number of required seats) that Humble ISD has experienced over recent years.
The school is located on the east side of the Fall Creek neighborhood at 14910 Woodland Dawn Trail, near Beltway 8 and Fall Creek Preserve Drive.
“Autumn Creek Elementary is part of Humble ISD’s feeder pattern that includes Woodcreek Middle School, Middle School 10 which is under construction and Summer Creek High School,” said Luci Schulz, Humble ISD assistant superintendent of elementary schools.
Principal Paul Edwards is excited to kick off the new school year, serving as Autumn Creek Elementary’s first principal. Edwards described the design concept of the school.
“Autumn Creek Elementary’s main entrance features a multifunctional media space designed to resemble a tree house that sets the tone for a play-based learning concept for the school,” said Edwards.
“Autumn Creek Elementary features three, two-story classroom wings for K-5th grade and a single story for our Pre-K program. Other features include a gym, cafeteria and specialty classrooms for art, music and science,” said Edwards.
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