The newly renovated and expanded Seabrook Intermediate has provided students more space, abundant sunlight, and another reason to be glad to go to school. Seabrook Intermediate, home of the district’s Science Magnet program, Living Materials Center and approximately 1,000 students, was the second smallest intermediate school in the Clear Creek Independent School District.
Student enrollment and the popular Science Magnet program forced the district to create a so-called portable city. Additionally the cafeteria and library were too small and dark. Fortunately, a concerned group of community members placed Seabrook Intermediate among the top projects to bring before the community to fund in the 2013 bond program.
The same group of community members as well as parents and city leaders got the first glimpse of the newly renovated and expanded Seabrook Intermediate on Wednesday, November 18. They heard testimonials from students and teachers on how much their school day has changed for the better now that the $11.8 million project is complete. "The difference my tax dollars have made at Seabrook Intermediate is compelling. The campus has been very thoughtfully renovated to be more conducive for student learning and teacher preparation,” said Joyce Abbey, a longtime community member. “As a member of the CCISD Facility Assessment Committee I greatly appreciated CCISD opening the campus for a tour and being transparent about how our tax dollars are spent. Students and teachers alike seem more energized. Seabrook Intermediate and its student have very bright futures.”
Through bond funding, the portable city was replaced with a permanent addition of seven general classrooms, three science rooms, a food lab, and an art room. The library, cafeteria, kitchen, and locker room were expanded. The aging and small performing arts stage was replaced. Exterior areas were also improved including bus lanes, track and tennis courts.