On Friday, Corpus Christi ISD announced that Crockett Elementary School will be merged with Shaw Elementary School next year.
The change will take place in August 2023, the school district said in a statement.
After elementary school, Crockett and Shaw’s students would transfer to Martin High School and Miller High School.
The county made the announcement to Crockett and Shaw employees and their families on Friday afternoon.
The decision was made as a result of long term planning after the district considered the age and condition of schools across the district.
According to a press release, Crockett Elementary School is “approaching the end of its life.” The school opened in 1948. The school was described as being in a “poor” state in a long-range facility planning document provided to the Caller-Times last year.
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In comparison, Shaw School was built in 2005 and has enough space to accommodate additional students, the report said.
According to the announcement, the district intends to keep Crockett employees as district employees. He will also be working with the Crockett families to share registration, transportation and other transition details in the coming months.
Elsewhere in the county, Evans Elementary School students will transfer to Allen Elementary School next year, officials announced in August. The Bond 2022 initiative, which voters passed in November, will partially fund the renovation of Allen Elementary to accommodate additional students.
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