• gainesville isd 2021 bond logo

    Proposal for New Middle School

    The 2021 bond proposition, which totals $70,000,000 is for a new middle school to replace Gainesville Junior High. The current Junior High was built in 1959 and was the High School until the construction of the current GHS building on I-35.  

    Student Capacity: 850

    Location: Current site of Gainesville Junior High

    Proposed Schedule:
    November 2, 2021: Election
    December 2021: Community-Driven Design Process Begins
    Summer 2022: Phase 1 Begins
    Summer 2023: Phase 1 Complete/Phase 2 Begins
    Summer 2024: Project Complete
    2024-2025 School Year: 6-8 grade students will occupy all of the new building

    Included in the new school:

    • Career and Technical Spaces
    • Special Program Spaces: Resource, Life Skills, Behavioral Intervention
    • Fine Arts: Band, Choir, Visual Arts, Theater Arts
    • Physical Education: PE, Athletics, Gymnasium, Weight Room
    • Library
    • Cafeteria and Kitchen
    • Administration Spaces
    • Furniture and Equipment
    • Storm Shelter
    • Modern Safety and Accessibility Features
    • Increased Technology

    Phase 1

    Phase 1 map of construction

    Phase 2

    phase 2 map of construction

    Massing Model

    If voters approve the 2021 bond election in November, the design process would begin almost immediately. Many people from the community – including students, parents, and teachers – will have an opportunity to be a part of the design process.  Pictured below is a massing model of the proposed structure. A massing model focuses on the massing of architecture, rather than its structural detail, building material, color, layout, or facade

    mass model