May 1, 2019

Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education voted to name the District’s newest elementary school Overton Park Elementary which is currently scheduled to open in August 2020. This new school will address overcrowding at the existing nearby Tanglewood Elementary campus.

Funding for the new campus will be provided by the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) approved by District voters in November, 2017. The CIP provides just over $750 million for improvement projects across the District. Additional information regarding the newly-named Overton Park Elementary can be found on the District website.

Superintendent Kent P. Scribner spent several months working with the Tanglewood community examining available options for dealing with overcrowding at Tanglewood Elementary. In June of 2017 he recommended to the Board of Education that the District undertake the building of a new K-5 school in the Tanglewood attendance zone, while continuing much-needed improvements to the current Tanglewood school.

The naming of the new school was conducted in accordance with Board Policy CW(LOCAL) “New Facilities” which identifies the final decision in naming or renaming schools and other facilities within the District as a responsibility for the Board.

Although the City of Fort Worth has yet to assign a formal address to the new school it will be located at the corner of Kings Ridge and Briarhaven Road.