Belton ISD Breaks Ground on Hubbard Branch Elementary

Belton Independent School District (ISD) officials, students and community members celebrated the groundbreaking of Hubbard Branch Elementary, the district’s 13th elementary campus, on Thursday morning. Located at 1651 O.T. Tyler Dr. in the Hubbard Branch subdivision, the 111,613-square-foot school will provide relief for overcrowding in the southern part of the district, which has been designated as a fast-growth school district by the Fast Growth School Coalition. The new campus, estimated to cost a total of $43,567,482, will have the capacity for approximately 800 students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Hubbard Branch is the second of two elementary schools being built with the $173,825,000 bond that voters approved in May 2022 to address aging and evolving facilities, program equity, growth, safety, and technology. The first, Burrell Elementary, is currently under construction in the northern part of the district. Both schools were designed by Huckabee Architects, who took input from stakeholders including students, parents, teachers and staff. The school design features flexible spaces and furnishings adaptable to students’ needs, promoting collaborative teaching and learning.

The Hubbard Branch campus will have a centralized cafeteria and gym, ample parking, and comfortable seating options. It will also feature a secure outdoor learning space between classroom wings. American Constructors, a Cedar Park-based construction company specializing in K-12 projects in Central Texas, is the contractor for the project.

District administrators believe that the new school will provide state-of-the-art learning spaces that enhance the learning experience for all students and educators. For more information on the May 2022 bond projects, visit