Construction on Bee Cave Middle School in the Lake Travis Independent School District is almost complete, with the new campus set to open in August 2019 in time for the new school year.
The $76.2 million facility will accommodate 1,200 students and is located at State Highway 71 and Vail Divide. The 240,000 square foot campus includes an outdoor science area and an outdoor art area, an outdoor gathering space, and a two-story building that will house grade-level areas and multipurpose breakout spaces. The building, designed by Austin-headquartered Fields & Associates Architects and built by Austin-headquartered American Constructors, was created to bring in abundant natural light and offer hill country views.
At the school’s groundbreaking, Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster declared, “This is a great day for Lake Travis ISD.” Officials from the area who attended the commemoration ceremony included Lake Travis ISD School Board President Kim Flasch, City of Bee Cave Mayor Caroline Murphy, Lake Travis ISD 2017 Bond Advisory Committee Chairman Jeremy Self, City of Lakeway Mayor Joe Bain, Village of Briarcliff Mayor Al Hostetler, Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Chairman Matt Womack, Lake Travis Education Foundation President David DeStefano, and a representative of State Senator Dawn Buckingham.
Since 2007, Lake Travis ISD student enrollment has grown by 76 percent, according to Population and Survey Analysts, and projections are that it could experience over 60 percent growth in the next decade. Construction on a seventh elementary school will begin in Fall 2019. Both the middle school and the elementary school were part of a November 2017 school bond.
Photo of Bee Cave Middle School courtesy of Lake Travis ISD