NISD Middle School 7
The new 218,000sf middle school for Northwest ISD sits on approximately 30 acres and will include many of the academic and programmatic features found at other NISD middle schools with modern and collaborative interpretations supporting group and personalized learning. Inspired by the historical railways found in Haslet, Texas, the design concept creates directional pathways navigating students through distributed moments of exchange and interaction inspiring increased curiosity and communication among students and teachers.
One of the most unique features of new middle school is the central library. This exciting and open two-story space will become the main focal point of the school and include inspirational and supportive learning tools found in today’s most successful student-centered and future-ready schools! Integrated into the overall building design in thoughtful and seamless ways, the central library will serve to holistically blend group learning, private study, flexible furniture, technology, and large student gatherings throughout all aspects of the school day.
The new 1,200 student middle school will serve 6th through 8th grade students organized into small academic and learning houses. Student collaboration will be open, transparent, distributed, flexible and on display encouraging peer to peer to teacher interaction and involvement, just steps away from core instructional space. In addition to many of the core academic planning features, the new facility will also include a full balance of Fine Arts and Athletics programs, including a third practice gymnasium serving as the school’s storm shelter.
The exterior and interior design compliment the daily student academic pathway with welcoming and directional roof forms, clerestory windows, floor treatments, ceiling | lighting concepts and integrated landscaping promoting outdoor learning.
The construction budget for NISD’s Middle School 7 is $69.5M. The school is schedule to be open for Fall 2022 with plans to break ground in late 2020.