• New Hal Peterson Middle School Principal Search


    New HPMS


    The newly hired principal of Hal Peterson Middle School will have a unique opportunity to lead the opening of a new campus that will open in August, 2021. The campus is designed to offer flexible learning spaces and outdoor learning areas that will inspire collaboration, student engagement and learning on display.

    The school is designed with “academic houses” which serve math and science, humanities, and electives. The library is the hub of the humanities house and includes a maker space and a second-floor outdoor learning deck featuring stellar views of the Hill Country.  Art classrooms share the learning deck and will provide a backdrop for creativity.

    The performance arts are well taken care of in the fine arts house. A band hall, ensemble practice room, choir room, orchestra room, and black box theater that are located adjacent to the school’s stage. A common area in the fine arts wing serves as a hub for students to gather and learn.

    The Special Education Life Skills house is purposefully placed at the center of the building to ensure students have convenient access to all areas of the campus. The "Spike Bucks" Coffee shop, operated by the Life Skills class, is located in the main commons area across from the cafeteria.   

    Student athletes will enjoy two gymnasiums, a weight room, 6 tennis courts, an artificial turf football field with 8 lane track and field event areas, a press box, and a concession stand with bathrooms.

    The new building was designed with the district Profile of a Graduate and Instructional Standards in mind. Kerrville ISD strives to provide highly engaging classrooms and learning spaces in which students will become creative and critical thinkers who can communicate and collaborate in positive and effective ways.


            HPMS SD

    The campus will change the paradigm of how teachers teach and how students learn in Kerrville. New spaces, new technology, and innovative and flexible furniture provide opportunities to educate students in innovative and highly effective ways. The new principal will lead teachers, students, parents and the community through this exciting time. 


    HPMS Pg. 18


    New HPMS Schematic Design Book  

    Kerrville ISD Bond 2018


    About Hal Peterson Middle School 

    Student Enrollment: 750 

    Grades: 7 & 8


    Special Education: Life Skills, Behavior Unit, Inclusion 

    English as a Second Language

    Career and Technology Education

    College Board Pre-AP Algebra

    Fine Arts: 

    Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theater, Art 





    Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Track, Volleyball 




    Student Activities: 

    Student Council

    National Junior Honor Society

    Spike Leadership (District Caring and Kindness Initiative)

    Team Up service organization 

    Spike Shack Coffee Shop operated by Life Skills students 

    UIL Academics 

    Destination Imagination 

    Chess Club

    Coding Club

    Girls Stem Club





    About Kerrville ISD 

    Profile of a Graduate 

    Profile of a Teacher

    Instructional Standards 

    Vision 2021 


    About Kerrville