Esperanza "Hope" Medrano Elementary School
Construction of this school relieved overcrowding at the nearby DISD Sam Houston Elementary School. The school houses Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. In addition to the classrooms, there is a gymnasium, media department, music room, kitchen, cafeteria, computer room, administrative offices, an auditorium, and associated playground facilities.
The site is approximately 9 acres in size, heavily wooded, and the topography falls an estimated 45 feet from north to south with a branch of Turtle Creek flowing at the end of the property. This drop in elevation across the site dictates the finished floor elevations of the school, and afforded the opportunity to site the school so as to take advantage of providing a naturally tree shaded playground against the hot Texas sun, a luxury rarely found.