Also new to Sienna Plantation is Ridge Point High School. Sienna was chosen as the home for Fort Bend Independent School District's 11th high school scheduled to open in August for the 2010-2011 school year. Ridge Point High School will be able to accommodate 2,200 to 2,500 students in grades 9th-12th, and during its first academic year, the school will house 9th and 10th grade students at the $73 million campus.
With the completion of Ridge Point High School, Sienna Plantation will be able to provide neighborhood education for children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. 'We are excited that Sienna Plantation is now home to five highly-rated Fort Bend Independent School District campuses - three elementary schools, one middle school campus and now, a high school campus,' said Michael Smith, General Manager for Johnson Development's Sienna Plantation. 'Not many neighborhoods have the ability to provide a complete education for the entire family within a single neighborhood.'
A state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Sienna Plantation, the 30,000 square-foot building features two gymnasiums, a performance auditorium, complete science labs and computer labs along with specific areas designated for the band and orchestra. In addition, there will be a 14,500 square-foot field house, a football stadium, competition baseball and softball fields, two tennis courts and practice fields for football and soccer teams. Track and field events such as pole vaulting, discus, long jump and shot put will also have practice areas within the school's perimeter. The marching band will also be provided with an outdoor practice area complete with a drum major tower. Athletic teams will participate in the junior varsity level during the first academic year, and then all sports, except football, will advance to the varsity level. Football will be introduced as a varsity sport in the fall of 2012.
Ridge Point High School joins Sienna Plantation's three highly-rated elementary schools, Sienna Crossing, Scanlan Oaks and Jan Schiff Elementary. Sienna Cross and Scanlan Oaks have both received Exemplary ratings by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Jan Schiff Elementary opened in the 2008-2009 school year and was awarded a Recognized rating in its inaugural year.
Baines Middle School, a $25 million campus that opened in 2006, provides Sienna Plantation's children with a middle school campus featuring computer labs, art classrooms, a technology lab, competition and practice gyms and a life management lab. The campus also features a football field, weight room, four tennis courts and practice fields for baseball, softball and soccer.