Tomball ISD Celebrates Opening of Grand Lakes Junior High School, 10,000-seat Stadium (Source: Community Impact Newspaper)

Aug 6, 2021

By Anna Lotz

Tomball ISD officials and trustees celebrated the opening of its fourth junior high school, Grand Lakes Junior High, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 6.

Grand Lakes Junior High is part of the Elmer & Dorothy Beckendorf Educational Complex where Grand Oaks Elementary, which opened in September 2020, and the district’s new 10,000-seat stadium are also located. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Aug. 9 for the district stadium during convocation.

The facilities, located at Cypress Rosehill Road and the Grand Parkway, are funded by the district’s 2017 bond referendum that totaled $275 million. The stadium and junior high school projects broke ground in May 2019, according to an Aug. 4 release from Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., the program manager for the district’s bond.

“Being able to celebrate the opening of these new facilities is a major milestone for Tomball ISD and is in large part due to the unwavering commitment to high-quality instruction and extraordinary experiences we offer in our destination district,” Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said in the release. “None of this would be possible without the support of our community who share a passion for education and understand the importance of investing in our future growth as a district. We look forward to these facilities serving our students, staff and community for many, many years.”