RLV MS History

Our History
Robert L. Vale Middle School was built in 2008 to accommodate 1,400 students in 68 regular and special purpose classrooms.  The school was constructed for $32.2 million and is the second of two middle schools built with funding from the 2004 voter-approved bond issue.  A dedication was held on October 15th, 2008.

Vale is a 190,915 square-foot facility that sits on a 30-acre site across from Sea World.  The school was designed to provide the most functional and attractive instructional environment for children and teachers.

At its inception, the most up-to-date technology was installed at Vale Middle School, including 135 laptop computers, 151 desktop computers, 108 printers, 66 projectors, audio visual equipment and supplies, software, printers, classroom phones, and network electronics totaling a $868,800 investment.  This state-of-the-art facility has digital projectors in every classroom, a video distribution system, and mounted display monitors in common areas.

Vale became the first middle school in NISD to be built as a wireless campus.  Faculty were issued wireless laptops replacing the traditional desktop computers that were the standard at that time.  This enabled teachers an opportunity to work, communicate and collaborate in a new way using the wireless technology.  This wireless pilot was evaluated and expanded to become the Northside standard at all campuses.

PBK architects designed this neighborhood school, and Zachry Construction served as contractor.

 

School Mascot: Stingray

 

School Colors: PURPLE and BLACK

 

School Song:

Music and Lyrics by Robert Rubio
Director of Bands, Stevens High School

Robert Vale, Our Middle School
Vale Middle School, We're here for you
For the Purple and White,
We will Fight!  Fight!  Fight!
For the glory of Stingray Pride!
Never daunted, we can't falter
In the battle we're tried and true
Robert Vale, Our Middle School
Vale Middle School, we're here for you!