- Middle School
- Multipurpose Building
- Baseball/Softball Turf
- Ag Barn & Shop
- Concessions & Restrooms
- Parking/Band Grid
- Long-Term Plan
With the new Commerce Middle School, our students and teachers will have ample room for today's educational needs. Many of the current CMS classrooms are built in a "shotgun" style which lends itself to students sitting in rows that face the front of the room. Our teaching professionals know that seating the students in collaborative groups with flexible configuration options is optimal in today's modern classroom. A new facility will provide that need for our Tigers.
The Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the new school was approved by the CISD Board of Trustees during their October meeting. Jackson Construction began construction in November.
The school is scheduled to be completed in fall of 2024.
The Commerce ISD Bond includes an astroturfed pavilion and will be used as a multipurpose venue for all student groups in Commerce ISD -- athletics, fine arts, spirit groups, field day activities and community use.
The facility provides a covered area that allows our students to practice in a safe environment during wet seasons, stormy weather, and in the heat of the summer.
The facility includes lights, netting and dividing curtains and sits on the north side of the current CHS football field.
According to former Texas A&M University-Commerce Softball coach, Richie Bruister, "The city of Commerce, as well as TAMU-C will be able to hold baseball and softball tournaments that will draw in thousands of people. We aren’t talking about thousands of dollars we are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars of economic impact on our community." During the first Bond Steering Committee meeting, Coach Bruister also mentioned that he has had to turn away or schedule major tournaments in other local towns due to the lack of facilities in Commerce.
The new Agriculture Barn with a combined Vocational Agriculture Shop will sit just south of CHS and east of the baseball/softball complex. Vocational Agriculture programs, like our popular welding certification, are crowded in the current shop and we welcome the additional room for growth that the new shop will provide.
The barn is scheduled to be completed in December of 2023.
Commerce ISD has secured an alternative location to house show animals for the upcoming show season.
The Commerce ISD Bond included an additional parking lot which will serve as the dedicated practice grid for the band in the fall and ample parking for the baseball and softball fields in the spring. Plus, the CHS teachers will get their parking lot back!
Every school district plans for future expansion and we are excited for the future of Commerce ISD!