Following voter approval of a $321 bond package last year, Coppell ISD plans to begin interior renovations of two elementary schools this summer.

“The refreshes will include new wall finishes, flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, LED lighting (and) ADA upgrades, as well as some mechanical upgrades, such as fire alarm systems and intercom systems replacements, as well as safety and security upgrades,” according to the district’s website.

Library and classroom furniture is included in the project.

A pair of Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filings show the work at Mockingbird Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School bears an estimated construction cost of $7 million. The projects are expected to be complete by August 1.

The renovations are part of the nearly $270 million Proposition A, which includes new playgrounds for some elementary schools, classroom and office equipment at schools and facilities, HVAC replacements, safety and security upgrades across the district, and multipurpose labs for STEM at every middle school.

Proposition B provides more than $39.4 million for technology upgrades, audiovisual equipment, and wireless access. Proposition C spends nearly $3 million on renovations at Buddy Echols Field, and Proposition D aims to replace the turf at Coppell High School, make improvements at tennis facilities, and add a locker room to the tune of $9.5 million.

More than 13,000 students from Coppell, Dallas’ Cypress Waters, Lewisville, Valley Ranch, and north Irving attend Coppell ISD. Even though the district has projected a student enrollment dip, it is one of the better-performing districts in North Texas.

According to a report from the Texas Education Agency, 78% of Coppell ISD students scored at grade level on the STAAR exam and 99.6% of its graduating class obtained a degree on time in the 2021-2022 school year.

By comparison, at Dallas ISD, only 41% of students scored at grade level on their STAAR exams, significantly below Coppell ISD’s share and the 48% statewide average. Meanwhile, just 81.1% of its Class of 2022 graduated on time.