Principal Katie Wilke cuts the ribbon on the new building (Photo courtesy of Gretchen Darby Consulting).

Lakewood Elementary opened its addition Tuesday morning with principal Katie Wilke cutting the ribbon on the 52,500-square-foot structure.

The new building increases the capacity of the school from 552 to around 1,000. It includes a new library and cafeteria and was funded by a combination of support from Lakewood Elementary Education Fund and $12.6 million in Dallas ISD funding.

The added room will help accommodate a school that attracts more neighborhood families each year.  The Lakewood Elementary attendance zone had 1,884 elementary school-aged children last year. About 700 of those attend private school.

Check out more of the new addition below as well as this aerial photo of the project from its architects, T. Howard & Associates.

Photo courtesy of Gretchen Darby Consulting

Photo courtesy of Gretchen Darby Consulting

Photo courtesy of Gretchen Darby Consulting

Photo courtesy of Gretchen Darby Consulting


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