PEA Group provided civil engineering services for the new Fox Elementary School in Harris County, Texas. The new school is part of Klein Independent School District (KISD), one of Texas’s largest school districts, with more than 53,000 students enrolled in five high schools, 10 intermediate schools, and 33 elementary schools. It is recognized for innovation and fiscal management. Fox Elementary, the District’s 33rd elementary school, was designed by students for students and focuses on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) curriculum. The new 119,000 square foot elementary school will serve around 850 students. The plan for the new school required adequate spaces for next-generation learning opportunities, such as small learning communities, collaboration spaces, and outdoor learning.
PEA Group provided civil engineering services for the faith-based partnership between KISD and Champion Forest Baptist Church. The partnership acquired 113 acres of land from the Fuchs Family with plans to develop Fox Elementary School, the North Klein campus of Champion Forest Baptist Church, and a future intermediate school site.
Our team assisted with the permitting for the school, which required careful and detailed coordination with plans being developed for the shared facilities. The site development engineering for the 23-acre site for the Fox Elementary School project included grading, drainage, and water and sewer services. PEA Group’s engineering services for the overall development encompassed a general plan for development, drainage master planning, platting, public roadway design, shared private detention facilities, and shared private sewage lift station.
Fox Elementary School opened its doors in Fall 2020. In 2021, KISD was named the National District of the Year at the District Administration Future of Education Technology Nation Conference.