Leander ISD celebrated the start of construction on its newest school – Elementary School 30 – with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 28.

The event was attended by LISD trustees, staff members and students from neighboring elementary schools Jim Plain Elementary and Bagdad Elementary. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Leander Mayor Christine DeLisle and representatives from American Constructors and Pfluger Architects were also present.

“As #1LISD continues to grow, I’m grateful to celebrate the construction of Elementary School 30 out of bond savings,” Gearing said. “We are fortunate to be able to provide facilities for our our incredible students and staff with input and support from our community.”

Board President Trish Bode asked those in attendance to think of a teacher who made a significant impact on their life, and consider the students whose lives will be impacted by teachers at Elementary School 30.

“I want you to remember all the ways that you were positively impacted as a student, and imagine all of the future impact that will take place in the classrooms of this new elementary school,” Bode said. “It is wonderful to envision the student learning and growth that will take place on this new campus.”

Elementary School 30 is located in the northwest part of the district, near Devine Lake Park close to the intersection of Bagdad Road and San Gabriel Parkway in Leander.

The school is scheduled to welcome its first class of students in the 2024–25 school year. Funding for Elementary School 30 comes as the result of savings from 2017 and 2007 bonds.

Once built, Elementary School 30 will be the district’s fifth new school in the last five years to accommodate growth in the northern part of LISD.

Bond 2017

  • Elementary School 29: North Elementary, opened Fall 2022
  • Elementary School 28: Tarvin Elementary, opened Fall 2021
  • Middle School 9: Danielson Middle School, opened Fall 2020
  • Elementary School 27: Larkspur Elementary, opened Fall 2019