Breadcrumb Navigation

playgrounds - new playground at McNutt Elementary

New playgrounds open at all Arlington ISD elementary schools 105 new playgrounds offer fun, accessibility for every student

Playgrounds funded by the 2019 Bond All 105 new playgrounds in the Arlington ISD are now open. The years-long project – funded by the 2019 Bond – to make sure every single Arlington ISD elementary student has access to a fun playground wrapped up last month when McNutt Elementary’s new playgrounds – the last two…

Read More about New playgrounds open at all Arlington ISD elementary schools 105 new playgrounds offer fun, accessibility for every student.
softball - new scoreboard at Arlington High's new softball field

New Arlington High School softball field opens New softball field funded by the 2019 Bond

Colts softball team takes new field Play ball! That’s what they’re doing at the new competition softball field at Arlington High School. The brand-new field is now open for practice, and the team is loving it. “Having a brand-new home field is amazing,” said senior Isbell Priddy, No. 9 on the softball team. And long…

Read More about New Arlington High School softball field opens New softball field funded by the 2019 Bond.
video about 2019 Bond construction - Feb. 2024

Watch new 2019 Bond construction update video See construction progress made during the fall

Construction Update Video – February 2024 Check out the latest 2019 Bond construction update video below. Kelly Horn, Arlington ISD assistant superintendent of facility services, reviews the 2019 Bond construction progress made during the fall and highlights the projects in 2024. See video and photos from three new elementary schools, new playgrounds, groundbreaking ceremonies, renovations…

Read More about Watch new 2019 Bond construction update video See construction progress made during the fall.
Roark Elementary demolition

Old Roark Elementary building nearly demolished Site will become a city park

Roark site traded to the City of Arlington The old Roark Elementary building is almost gone. Most of it has been demolished to make way for a new city park. Opened in 1961 near the General Motors plant in east Arlington, the Roark school closed 60 years later in May of 2021. The building then…

Read More about Old Roark Elementary building nearly demolished Site will become a city park.
oversight - Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tours Arlington High School bond project

Bond oversight committee tours Arlington High School project Sees how staff and students are making the best of growing pains

Progress always comes with growing pains. That was an underlying theme as the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee toured Arlington High School this week. The committee was scheduled to tour the major addition under construction at Arlington High on Wednesday evening before its quarterly meeting. But the rain made the construction site unsafe for visitors. So,…

Read More about Bond oversight committee tours Arlington High School project Sees how staff and students are making the best of growing pains.
Demolition starts on Duff Elementary library

Demolition of Duff Elementary’s library starts Duff getting a bigger library and new gym

Demolition started over the winter break It was noisy at Duff Elementary over the winter break. That’s because demolition of Duff’s library kicked off over the holidays and work continued on a new gym for the school. It’s all part of the 2019 Bond project at Duff. The demolition in the library and adjacent areas…

Read More about Demolition of Duff Elementary’s library starts Duff getting a bigger library and new gym.
Short Elementary - Shorthorn Trail graphic

Short Elementary renovations are nearly complete One-of-a-kind wall graphics celebrate community history

Short looks completely different inside From the sidewalk, Short Elementary looks pretty much like it has for decades – apart from new sidewalks and landscaping. And there are new playgrounds in the back. But inside, Short looks completely different. The renovation project funded by the 2019 Bond started last summer and is just about done.…

Read More about Short Elementary renovations are nearly complete One-of-a-kind wall graphics celebrate community history.
Thornton Elementary - new building - blog image

Take a virtual tour of new Thornton Elementary Replacement school was funded by the 2019 Bond

See what the new Thornton looks like If you’ve driven on Park Row near 360 anytime this school year, you couldn’t help but notice Thornton Elementary. It’s an eye-catcher and doesn’t look a thing like the old Thornton school building that used to be there. It doesn’t just look amazing from the outside. The inside…

Read More about Take a virtual tour of new Thornton Elementary Replacement school was funded by the 2019 Bond.
bond - new playgrounds at Butler Elementary

Top 5 Bond 2019 stories from 2023 From new schools to new playgrounds

Bond 2019 highlights from the year that was Year four of the 2019 Bond program – or 2023 – brought some major accomplishments. With $966 million in the 2019 Bond package, there are projects that impact every school, and there is ongoing construction throughout the district. Some bond projects are now done, some are in…

Read More about Top 5 Bond 2019 stories from 2023 From new schools to new playgrounds.
construction on the addition at Arlington High School

District uses holidays for construction and maintenance Bond 2019 projects push forward during the break

Update on bond construction projects Not everyone in the Arlington ISD is getting a long winter break. While most of us circle the holidays on the calendar because we get to take those days off, the district’s facility services team circles those days for a different reason. Those are prime work days. They take advantage…

Read More about District uses holidays for construction and maintenance Bond 2019 projects push forward during the break.
Berry Elementary - new school - aerial photo

Take virtual tour of new Berry Elementary See the new school funded by the 2019 Bond

New Berry replaces school built in 1955 If you missed the new Berry Elementary’s grand opening earlier this school year, you missed a party. Sir Earl Toon of Kool and the Gang performed several of his biggest hits, including “Celebration,” in the school’s cafetorium. While there’s not going to be a repeat of the concert,…

Read More about Take virtual tour of new Berry Elementary See the new school funded by the 2019 Bond.
Knox completely demolished

Old Knox Elementary building demolished Makes way for construction of new junior high school

Knox building was originally a junior high Knox Elementary is gone. The school building that housed four different schools in its 60 years has been completely demolished. The school opened in 1962 as the first Ferguson Junior High and the fourth junior high school in Arlington. It was converted into Venture School 25 years later…

Read More about Old Knox Elementary building demolished Makes way for construction of new junior high school.