Repurposing Sims Elementary School


Sims Elementary School is a 44,444 square foot school facility constructed in 1956 situated on a 7.95 acre site located in East Austin at 1203 Springdale Road and bordered by Springdale Road, East 12th Street, Webberville Road, and residential homes to the North.

Sims closed after the 2020-2021 school year and was merged with Norman Elementary School, which is located at 4001 Tannehill Lane. The modernized Norman-Sims Elementary School features flexible learning spaces, natural light, outdoor classrooms and new media technology. A modernized school allows students to be active learners in 21st-century learning spaces as they collaborate, use technology and move within the classroom.

Current Status

Beginning in May 2023, the District will kick off the repurposing process and host a series of community engagement meetings to gather input about the current needs of the community and how the future use of the site can best address those needs.

  • Please check the Events page for updates on upcoming meetings and the Submit Your Ideas page to participate in the Thought Exchange. This feedback will then inform the feasibility study, which will be completed this summer.

Aerial Map

Key Information

  • 1203 Springdale Road,
    Austin, TX 78721
  • Property ID: 202863
  • Lot Size: 7.95 acres
  • Building Size: 44,444 SF
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Parking: 63 stalls
  • Zoning: P-NP