The land will eventually be used for three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school in the planned community, located between Kapolei, Ewa and Waipahu.
The 1,555-acre Hoopili community will eventually include 11,750 homes and is expected to pump billions into the Hawaii economy when it’s completely built-out. In addition to those thousands of homes, there are plans for three to four million square feet of commercial space that will create about 7,000 new jobs.
“The new schools within Hoopili will provide local students with the opportunity to begin their education, graduate, and even further their academics at the nearby University of Hawaii –West Oahu campus,” said D.R. Horton – Schuler Division vice president Cameron Nekota, in a statement.
While those five schools are planned for a long-range future, next year, D.R. Horton – Schuler will turn over an additional 12 acres in its Mehana community to the State Department of Education for its second elementary school in Kapolei.
The company also plans to contribute approximately $2 million toward school construction and has already spent millions on site improvements. That school is scheduled to open in 2016.
In addition to these investments, D.R. Horton has contributed over $1 million during the past decade to a number of education initiatives.