Edmond Public Schools has acquired 16.7 acres of land in the far southwest corner of the district to build a future elementary school.

The parcel is southwest of the intersection of NW 150th St and N. Pennsylvania Ave and is adjacent to Epworth Villa.

The land was purchased from Quail Village Investments, LLC-a subsidiary of  Homes by Taber. The district purchased 6.2 acres for $2.7 million and the seller gifted the remaining 10.5 acres.

“This tremendous gift will allow us to build a much-needed school in an area of our district that has experienced explosive growth in student population,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “We appreciate the seller’s generosity and look forward to building a beautiful new school which will serve families for generations.”

The district will start design work on the new elementary school this fall with a tentative opening scheduled for Aug. 2021.

The district also has plans to open Redbud Elementary, located at the corner of Douglas and Coffee Creek in 2021-2022. Redbud is the first school the district has constructed east of I-35. It is being designed by The Stacy Group of Edmond which also designed Frontier Elementary.