Katy, TX (August 30, 2016) Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD) has begun construction on Kathleen Joerger Lindsey Elementary School, named in memory of a brilliant Fort Bend County attorney and distinguished community leader. The 92,324-square-foot school, located at 2431 Joan Collier Trace Road in Firethorne, is set to open for the 2017-18 school year. It will mark Lamar Consolidated ISD’s first school in Firethorne, its 24th elementary district-wide and its first school with a Katy address.
“We welcome having this new school serve our Firethorne West families and thrilled to know what a true trailblazer its namesake, Kathleen Lindsey, was for her time or any time,” said Janet Burkett, Firethorne Director of Marketing. “She graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1939 and was one of the first, if not the first woman attorneys to practice law in Fort Bend County.” Lindsey was a founder of the Fort Bend Library System, including its bookmobile, and helped bring the Richmond State School to the community.
Designed by PBK Architects, Lindsey Elementary will house 38 classrooms and accommodate up to 750 students. Features include a library, science room, computer lab, art room with patio, music room, life skills center, special education resource room and gymnasium. Drymalla Construction is the builder and Vanir-Rice & Gardner is the construction manager.
Firethorne junior high and high school students who are zoned to Lamar CISD schools will attend the new Leaman Junior High and Fulshear High School.
Firethorne, a 1,400-acre master-planned community, blends the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, Fitness Center, Clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, competitive swim center, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Home to the Katy Triathlon, Firethorne combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear. It is located near the crossroads of I-10 West and FM 1463, 10 and 15 miles west, respectively, of the Texas Medical Center-West Campus and Houston’s Energy Corridor. For info, go to http://www.firethorne.info, call 281-693-1011 or to visit Firethorne, take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463.