Cy-Fair ISD opens campuses—including new middle school—to students Sept. 8

Rowe Middle School is located next to Cypress Park High School. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Rowe Middle School is located next to Cypress Park High School. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Rowe Middle School is located next to Cypress Park High School. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

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The library is home to educational resources and provides collaboration space. (Courtesy PBK Architects)
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Rowe's makerspace features tools such as a 3D printer for students to utilize in projects. (Courtesy PBK Architects)
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Rowe Middle School opened Sept. 8. (Courtesy PBK Architects)
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The campus has a capacity for 1,350 students. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Thousands of Cy-Fair ISD students returned to their campuses for the first time since March on Sept. 8, kicking off the start of the 2020-21 school year.

With new safety protocols in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the first day of classes may have looked different for students and staff. More than half of district students logged on to virtual classrooms through CFISD Connect.



















Harold R. Rowe Middle School opened its 255,000-square-foot campus to students for the first time Sept. 8. The new facility has a capacity of 1,350 sixth- through eighth-grade students.


PBK Architects designed the district's 19th middle school campus, which is part of a multicampus educational village, including Cypress Park High School and a future elementary school.


Rowe, the school's namesake, served the district’s technology services department from 1991-2013, overseeing $165 million in technology bond projects and a network upgrade and wireless overlay for all campuses during his career.

Stacia Carew will be the inaugural principal at Rowe, which is located at FM 529 and Westgreen Boulevard.

By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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