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Renovations Scheduled at DFW School District

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Reynolds Middle School logo | Image by Reynolds Middle School/Facebook

Renovations at two North Texas middle schools are scheduled to begin in August after voters approved a nearly $3 billion bond package last year.

At Reynolds Middle School, Prosper ISD officials plan to improve electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, refresh interior finishes, upgrade security systems, refresh the roof and decking systems, improve landscaping, and replace furniture. Additions to the campus include increasing capacity to 1,500 students and building a new band hall while repurposing the existing one for choir, orchestra, and theatre participants.

That project bears an estimated construction cost of $4 million, according to a state filing.

The same renovations are planned at Rogers Middle School. Additions include a new competition gymnasium and retrofitting the current one into a space for dance and orchestra students; a new weight room and converting the existing room into more locker rooms; increasing capacity to 1,500 students; new administration offices; and improving security at the front entrance.

The renovations at Rogers carry a projected construction cost of $3 million, the state filing shows. Delivery for both projects is planned for July 31, 2025. Fort Worth-based Huckabee is the design firm listed on the paperwork.

Prosper ISD includes students in Denton and Collin counties. Voters on November 7 approved three of four measures, including Proposition A, which funds the construction of six elementary schools, a high school, two middle schools, an early childhood school, an outdoor learning center, and an administrative and professional learning center. The proposition also includes expansions and upgrades at eight campuses, land acquisition, buses, and security and technology upgrades.

With a student enrollment of about 38,000, Prosper ISD claims to be one of the fastest-growing districts in Texas. Like some other North Texas school districts, Prosper has been scrambling to keep pace with growing enrollment trends, while Dallas ISD has been losing students for years, partly because of poor student achievement outcomes.

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