Since 2007, Edmond Public Schools has grown by thousands of students and there are several middle and elementary schools with close to or more than 1,000 students. To keep class sizes optimal for learning, and provide relief to crowded schools, the district has constructed new schools and has plans to open more in the coming years.
Redbud Elementary, scheduled to open in Aug. of 2021, is being designed by The Stacy Group of Edmond which also designed Frontier Elementary. It will be located at the corner of Douglas and Coffee Creek, east of I-35. It is the first school the district has constructed east of the highway and will be the district’s 18th elementary.
The district has also purchased land southwest of the intersection of NW 150th St and N. Pennsylvania Ave adjacent to Epworth Villa for a 19th elementary to tentatively open in Aug. 2021. This school will help to offset the considerable growth at other elementary schools in the southwest quadrant of the district.
The district is also planning on constructing a fourth high school which will be located at Air Depot and Covell. The construction timeline for the fourth high school has not been determined and depends on growth patterns in the district as well as the passage of future bond issues. Bond money pays for the construction of new schools and the upkeep and maintenance of existing facilities.