St. Thomas High School has submitted a whopping $60 million bid for HISD's Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice High School property at Memorial and Shepherd, besting its rival by $11 million.
Since June, the all-male Catholic school — which sits next to the coveted inner-loop lot — has been vying for the property to expand its campus. St. Thomas' current competitor, ELK Mountain, entered a bid of more than $49 million with the hopes of creating a centrally-located luxury residential complex.
“The future is bright for St. Thomas High School," read a statement from school officials handed to the Houston Chronicle at a Friday HISD meeting. "Our highest bid for the property adjacent to our northern border ensures that the same young men across our city can continue to be educated for a generation moving forward.”
During the last bidding round in mid-October, St. Thomas offered $45 million compared to ELK's $48 million. District officials responded to those offers with a request for final bids due Friday.
HISD trustees are expected to make a decision about the sale of the property next Thursday.