New magnet school for space science dedicated at Frost Elementary School

February 23, 2012 10:11:37 AM PST
HISD leaders formally dedicated a new magnet school Thursday at Frost Elementary School. The program, which is for space science, was made possible by a portion of an $800 million bond referendum in 2007.

The master of ceremonies probably said it best today when he said he hopes the plan takes the school from 'Planet Apollo' to 'Planet Exemplary,' never to return.

The new campus and location opened at the beginning of the school year and was officially dedicated this morning. According to speakers at the dedication, the campus has all of the amenities that other campuses in HISD have, even though it's in a community which has a history of being underserved.

The district touts some of the best features of the new campus as the library and new computer lab.

We talked to parents about how they feel about having the new campus.

"I love it," said parent Shavator Albro. "I feel the same way that Principal (David) Terrell does; it'll uplift the kids' self-esteem and just give them a positive environment over the old campus, and I just feel like this is a great deed that was overdue for the kids."

Frost is also an eco-friendly campus, which has a projected future energy savings of 21 percent.