District breaks ground on Harvest Ridge Elementary
April 5, 2023
Elgin Independent School District today broke ground on its fourth elementary school, Harvest Ridge Elementary, within the Harvest Ridge master planned community.
The construction marks a significant milestone in projects funded through a voter-approved 2021 Elgin ISD Bond Referendum. The bond package included funds for two new elementary schools, the first of which will be Harvest Ridge.
“This is such an exciting moment for the Elgin community,” said Elgin ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jana Rueter. “Harvest Ridge Elementary will provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to learn and grow, fostering a sense of community and collaboration. Future staff and students will benefit from the school's overall design, which reflects Elgin ISD's commitment to providing high-quality education for its students. We are excited to celebrate this investment in our community, and our children, and to see this new facility come to life.”
The 12-acre land site, donated by Brohn Homes, an Austin-based homebuilder and community development company, marks the first time in the school district’s history that residential developers have donated land for a public school.
"We are honored to donate the land for Harvest Ridge Elementary and to partner with Elgin Independent School District on this exciting project,” said Brohn Homes co-founder Adam Boenig. “We look forward to how this new elementary school and the Harvest Ridge development will positively impact the City of Elgin, Elgin Independent School District, and the community as a whole. In addition, we look forward to seeing students, staff and community members thrive in their new learning environment.”
Harvest Ridge Elementary will be located on Harvest Ridge Boulevard, just northeast of Elgin High School. The new school, designed to accommodate between 800-900 students, will be built on the principles of creating a caring space, a sense of community, collaboration at the center, and a connection to the outdoors.
The school is scheduled to open in fall 2024.
More information on EISD and Harvest Ridge Elementary School may be found here.
About Elgin ISD:
Elgin Independent School District is located approximately 22 miles east of Austin and is in the Region 13 Education Service Center area. Elgin ISD comprises more than 168 square miles in portions of Bastrop, Lee, and Travis counties and provides educational facilities and resources to meet the needs of more than 4,900 students in seven campuses. More at ElginISD.net .
About Brohn Homes
Since 2002, Brohn Homes has been committed to providing Central Texas communities with superior home designs, quality craftsmanship and unparalleled value for over 20 years. The company was recently recognized as Austin’s Production Builder of the Year at the 2022 Austin Business Journal Residential Real Estate Awards, as well as Builder of the Year by Williamson County Board of REALTORS. They have also received honors in four categories at the 2022
HBA MAX Awards. Previously, Brohn was named top-20 workplace in the Greater Austin area by the Austin American-Statesman in 2020. The company joined Clayton Properties Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, in 2018 and remains dedicated to supporting the communities it helps build across Central Texas. For more information, visit brohnhomes.com .