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.
Bond money pays for the construction of new schools and the upkeep and maintenance of existing facilities.
Redbud Elementary opened in August of 2021, with more than 500 students. It was designed by The Stacy Group of Edmond. It is 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 is the district’s 18th elementary.
Scissortail Elementary is also being designed by The Stacy Group of Edmond and will be constructed southwest of the intersection of NW 150th St and N. Pennsylvania Ave., adjacent to Epworth Villa. This school will help to offset the considerable growth at other elementary schools in the southwest quadrant of the district. Originally, the school was scheduled to open in August of 2021 but that date was pushed back to August 2022.
Fourth High School
The district is also planning on constructing a fourth high school in the future 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.