Spring Independent School District
westfield 9th

Spring (Texas) district opens ninth grade center

Jan. 6, 2021
The district converted a former middle school facility to house Westfield High School freshmen.

The Spring (Texas) district has opened a ninth grade center for freshman at Westfield High School in Houston.

The new campus has been built north of the existing high school in an extensively renovated building that previously housed Roberson Middle School.

The district says in a news release that the project’s completion marks the final facility opening as part of the Spring district’s 2016 $330 million bond program. Two other ninth-grade centers opened earlier this school year at Spring and Dekaney high schools.

Cecily Parker, lead principal at the Ninth-Grade Center says the new building features flexible furniture, new classroom equipment, common spaces with abundant natural lighting, an open-concept dining area, fitness center and gym.

“Our whole goal is to ease the transition into high school so our students can have a strong freshman year that gives them the foundation to be successful in high school and beyond," says Parker.

Parker said her staff and all the ninth-grade students have been preparing since the start of the school year for the transition to the new campus facility. As construction workers have been putting the finishing touches on the building and moving in all the new furniture, Parker and her team have been getting ready as well.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the district won’t be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building in the near future.

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