March 4, 2016

Todd Marshall
Director of Communications,
Marketing and Development
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TISD Board of Trustees Announces Name of New Elementary School

Texarkana, TX – During a March 4, 2016 called meeting for the TISD Board of Trustees, members unanimously approved the naming of their new elementary school – Waggoner Creek Elementary School.

Scheduled to open in Fall 2016, Waggoner Creek Elementary is located on 15 acres off Gibson Lane near the southwest corner of the Encore Waggoner Creek Apartment Homes.

With a total of 67,800 square feet, the school will feature a pod design for extended learning spaces. Included in the design are: 22 classrooms; Research & Design Center/Library; Media Center; Art Room; Gymnasium; Cafeteria and Kitchen.

“The Waggoner Creek development area, east and west, is considered the largest master-planned commercial development in the history of Texarkana,” said Paul Norton, Superintendent of Schools. “Our Board of Trustees and TISD Leadership Team have reviewed several name options, from directionally-related to curriculum-related. In the end, we felt the name Waggoner Creek remained consistent with our naming of other community schools such as Spring Lake Park Elementary School and Highland Park Elementary School. As the Waggoner Creek area grows, our school name will serve as a branding element for the planned-development area.”

Waggoner Creek Elementary School will serve an estimated 400 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The facility has been designed and positioned for add-on space for future enrollment growth, above the 400 capacity. TISD is an open enrollment district. The attendance zone set for the school is all property within the boundaries of TISD that are located north of Interstate 30.

Registration for enrollment will begin April 1. Applications may be obtained: online at; in person at 4241 Summerhill Road; or by phone at 903.794.3651 ext. 1030.

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