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Los Fresnos CISD Opens New Resaca Middle School with Grand Dedication Ceremony

Emilio Flores

Los Fresnos, TX — The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) has announced the inauguration of its latest addition to the educational landscape, the state-of-the-art Resaca Middle School. A grand dedication ceremony was held to mark this milestone in the district’s expansion plan, with the school poised to open its doors for the first time on August 14, welcoming students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This groundbreaking initiative was a key component of the district’s comprehensive 5-year expansion strategy, funded by a $63 million-dollar school bond passed in May 2021. The strategy included an array of new constructions and renovations, all designed to address the growing student population and usher in a new era of educational excellence.

The much-anticipated dedication ceremony for Resaca Middle School took place on Thursday, August 3, 2023. on the school premises, located at 205 Rancho Alto, Olmito, TX 78526. The event was a celebration of both achievement and potential, as the new campus prepared to welcome students from communities including Los Fresnos, Brownsville, and Olmito.

Constructed by Noble Construction, the Resaca Middle School stood as a testament to modern educational infrastructure. Set on 23 sprawling acres just off FM 511 at Rancho Alto Dr., the school’s six buildings included an academic center, a cafeteria and band hall, a gymnasium, and dedicated athletics facilities. With a capacity to accommodate up to 1,200 students, the campus was a testament to the district’s commitment to providing students with a conducive and inspiring learning environment.

Principal Hector Cazares, a passionate advocate for this project, expressed his enthusiasm, “We’re thrilled to open new doors to students for optimal access to educational opportunities. This new school will satisfy the need for space to accommodate our growing middle school population.”

The Resaca Middle School came at a critical juncture as the district aimed to address the needs of its current and future students. Presently, approximately 2,400 students in grades six through eight were distributed across three middle schools within the Los Fresnos CISD.

As part of the district’s expansive vision for education, Los Fresnos CISD was also undertaking the construction of an Agriculture Barn and Career and Technical Education Center, poised to provide real-world training opportunities for students across various fields. The district was offering 20 pathways including Health Science, Engineering, Welding, Culinary Arts, and Law Enforcement, enabling students to earn Industry-Based Certifications and college credit hours.

Dr. Salazar emphasized, “Los Fresnos CISD is committed to providing a customized education for each student that is tailored to their interests and aids in the transition to postsecondary life. The new CTE center will give them the hands-on exposure necessary to explore the best career fit for their future.”
The Resaca Middle School dedication ceremony was just one step in Los Fresnos CISD’s ambitious expansion plan. The district had also secured plans for a Multi-Purpose Fine Arts Center, an architectural marvel that would house a 1000-seat theater space for performances and other district-level events. This center, scheduled to be completed within 18 months of groundbreaking, was expected to add another layer of vibrancy to the district’s cultural and artistic landscape.

With the Resaca Middle School’s completion and its accompanying projects, the Los Fresnos CISD expansion endeavor was on track to transform the educational experience for thousands of students, underlining the community’s commitment to fostering future-ready leaders.

Special education sensory room at the new Resaca Middle School. Los Fresnos CISD says the room is 4x bigger than at the old junior high.