Del Valle ISD celebrated the start of two new school buildings with groundbreaking ceremonies at Hornsby-Dunlap and Smith Elementary Schools on May 17, 2021. 

In November 2019, Del Valle ISD voters passed a $284 million bond proposal. Two projects included in the 2019 Bond Program are replacement campuses for Hornsby-Dunlap and Smith. Other projects in the bond include upgrading Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Athletics spaces, and supporting district-wide campus improvements.

“We thank the community for supporting building world-class facilities where students will learn, grow, and prepare for their futures,” said Superintendent Dr. Annette Tielle, “We are excited the work on these beautiful new buildings is ready to start and we look forward to watching students learn in a new environment.”

DVISD hired Pfluger Architects and American Constructors to work with district leadership, staff, and the local community to design and construct schools that reflect the neighborhoods and histories while also bringing both campuses to equitable education standards that support future-ready learning.

Each single-story school is designed to the district’s neighborhood teaching model and will include outdoor learning spaces, multiple age-appropriate playgrounds, and flexible furniture that support a collaborative educational environment. 

Classes will continue at both campuses during construction. Construction is expected to be complete in time to open for students in August 2022.

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