Mendez Middle School


As part of the 2022 Bond, Mendez Middle School will receive improvements to fine arts and outdoor learning areas, life safety and security upgrades such as a secure entry vestibule, new school mental health center and a community pantry. Renovations will be made to the school’s heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing, as well as the building exterior and roof.

Follow the link to view the campus FAQ in Spanish

Community Meeting Update

Mendez Middle School project team met with the community on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

  • At the 8th grade graduation event, the project team presented an overview of the improvements and upgrades coming to Mendez.
  • The scope of work includes a new secure entry vestibule and upgrades to the fine arts, HVAC and technology. 
  • Renderings of the secure entryway, dance studio and more were shared with families.
  • Community feedback was collected on the development of the project.

Some images of the school’s design that were shared during the meeting are pictured below. More detailed renderings can be located within the meeting presentation.

Rendering of the Dance Rehearsal Studio
Rendering of Visual Arts Studio
Rendering of the Music Rehearsal Studio


Meeting Item  English  Spanish
Recording  Meeting Recording 05/30/24 (ENG)   Meeting Recording 05/30/24 (ESP) 
Presentation  Materials 05/30/24 (ENG)  Materials 05/30/24 (ESP)

For meeting materials from earlier community meetings, please visit the document archive.

Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)

Austin ISD's Historically Underutilized Business Program is committed to advancing equity in contracting, ensuring HUB firms can compete fairly and participate in construction-related, bond-funded projects. The HUB Program is a core business strategy for the district, formally adopted by the trustees in August 2016. A HUB is a business that is 51% owned, managed and controlled by a minority or woman — groups that are historically underrepresented in architecture, construction and other professional services. Austin ISD supports one of the most comprehensive public school HUB programs in the nation, providing tools for minority- and women-owned businesses to do business with the district.