Georgetown ISD’s newest campus, George Wagner Middle School, was honored with a citation for excellence in the fall 2018 issue of Learning by Design, a publication that highlights achievements in architecture in schools across the country.
Wagner opened to students and staff in November of 2017. The campus was built to serve up to 1,000 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Elements in the school’s design allow students to build relationships as they engage in learning and embrace skill building. The school commons serves as a space for meeting, collaborating, performing and dining, and the versatile learning stairway creates an area for gathering, as well as for formal and informal instruction. There are “dens” for STEM, humanities and 6th grade. Wagner teachers collaborate and share classrooms, an approach supported by movable glass walls, flexible furniture, breakaway spaces and teacher design labs.
Wagner is named for a longtime GISD volunteer, George Wagner, who has been active in the district for more than two decades.
George Wagner Middle School was constructed with funds from a 2015 bond along with Annie Purl Elementary, and renovations and additions to Tippit Middle School, all designed around the Learner Profile and the future workplaces these students will encounter.