The History of Midway

Since 1947, Midway ISD has carried out its mission of excellence in education through a strong history of success in academics, competitive athletics, and award-winning fine arts.

Without the support of our community, Midway ISD would not be where it is today.

Please take your time and enjoy exploring the past 75 years of Midway history in our interactive timeline and discover why we're thankful for community members like you! Your involvement is essential to the successful progress of our school district.

Midway ISD Board of Trustees

Hewitt and South Bosque Schools

After the McLennan County School Board approved the consolidation of Hewitt ISD and South Bosque ISD as Midway ISD on June 2, 1947, the new district began its first school year that fall.

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The First Building

The first steps toward a building of its own for Midway came in 1949 when work began on plans for the original building, which was built at what is now the intersection of Estates Drive and Highway 84 where Walgreens currently stands.

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Gymnasium Fire

Midway's first gymnasium was destroyed by fire on July 13, 1953, and with it all of the athletic gear and uniforms were lost.

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First Elementary School: Woodway Elementary

Slow and steady growth began and a bond was passed to build Midway's first elementary school: Woodway Elementary.

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New High School Building

After a 1960 bond issue was approved to add a cafeteria and three classrooms to the existing high school, another bond was passed in 1961 to build a new high school next to the current building, which became a junior high.

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AC Added to All Buildings

The 1968 bond election saw the installation of air conditioning in all of Midway's buildings (how cool)!

New High School Building and Athletic Complex on Hewitt Dr.

After two failed bond elections in 1973, Midway passed a bond in 1974 to build a new high school.

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Hewitt Elementary

As the community slowly changed from a farming and dairy community to a suburban community, the population exploded with families moving into the district.

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Spring Valley Elementary

Spring Valley opened as Midway's fourth elementary school in 1985.

South Bosque Elementary

The opening of South Bosque Elementary School formed a link with the district's past dating back to 1947 when the original South Bosque school consolidated with Hewitt.

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First Intermediate School

Midway's Intermediate School for 5th and 6th graders (later renamed Woodgate) opened in 1993 to alleviate overcrowding at Midway Middle School. The building featured innovative science classrooms with state- of-the-art video and computer lab areas.

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MHS Performing Arts Center

The same bond election that was approved to build the intermediate school also included funds to construct a performing arts center at the high school.

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New Woodway Elementary

After serving students for over 40 years, the original Woodway Elementary School built in 1957 was torn down in 2002 and the current Woodway Elementary was constructed just behind the old site.

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Construction completed on current Midway High School

Construction on Midway's current high school began in 2001 and the building officially opened its doors in 2003, ushering in a new era of progress for the district.

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Castleman Creek Elementary

As the district continued to grow, a new elementary school was built to accommodate the increasing student population.

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River Valley Intermediate, MHS Science Wing, Panther Stadium and Administration Building

River Valley was built as the district's second intermediate school while Panther Stadium underwent renovations and a new science wing was added to Midway High School.

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New Ag Farm

Midway's career and technical education programs expanded with the construction of a new ag farm.

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MHS Fine Arts Addition and Activity Center

The 2015 fine arts addition added about 25,000 square feet to Midway High School’s fine arts wing, including a new dance hall, choir hall, orchestra hall, instrument storage and practice rooms.

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MHS Ag Science building expansion

A 7,778 square foot expansion of the high school’s on-site Animal Science Building added two new classrooms and created dedicated spaces for Welding and Veterinary Medicine.

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MHS CTE wing, River Valley conversion to middle school, Park Hill Elementary, Chapel Park Elementary, IT Center

As the district continued to grow, the 2019 bond program added a Career and Technical Education wing at Midway High School, eliminating intermediate schools and renovating the facilities at Midway Middle School and River Valley Intermediate to house grades six through eight in two middle schools.

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Midway Middle School renovations

Midway Middle School's upgrades made room for additional students in sixth grade. The building’s interior facilities received a facelift with improvements focused on the cafeteria, classrooms and restrooms.

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