History of Schools

The first school in Los Fresnos opened in 1915. 

The following is a historical description of all Los Fresnos CISD schools in chronological order.

Los Fresnos Elementary: 1947
32602 State Highway 100, Los Fresnos

The school is co-located in the same area as Resaca Middle School, Los Cuates Middle School and Leo Aguilar Memorial Stadium. It should be noted that the Training Center or Board Room as well as the College Career and Technology Academy (CCTA) building formerly known as the Primary building are also located in the same area as the campus.

  • Phase I – 1947: Old Gymnasium which later became Shipping and Receiving and is now used in part for pre-auction storage and in part for the campus Music program.
  • Phase II – 1951: Main building
  • Phase III – 1967: Special Education building
  • Phase IV – 1995: Mini-Gymnasium
There are three portable buildings located at the campus.Other buildings in the area include the College, Career and Technology Academy (CCTA), Board Room/Training Center and Warehouse storage space. 

Resaca Middle School, 1955
33422 FM 1575, Los Fresnos

  • Phase I – 1977: Main building
  • Phase II – 1985: Mechanical building
  • Phase III – 2000: 8th grade building
Villareal Elementary, 1955
700 E. Lakeside Blvd., Olmito
(Previously was Cameron County School District #9 until it was consolidated with Los Fresnos ISD on Sept. 1, 1970)

  • Phase I – 1955: Currently known as the Annex
  • Phase II – 1973: Main building
  • Phase III – 1996: Mini-Gymnasium
  • Phase IV – 2007: Classroom and library addition

Las Yescas Elementary, 1956
23413 FM 803, San Benito

(Previously was Cameron County School District #10 until it was consolidated with Los Fresnos CISD on Sept. 1, 1972)

  • Phase I – 1956: Building A and South Building
  • Phase II – 1997: Mini-Gymnasium
  • Phase III – 2004: Classroom and library addition
  • There are also currently three portables located at the site. There is also a metal building and a brick building located on the north side used for storage.

Los Cuates Middle School: 1962
32477 Texas Highway 100, Los Fresnos

The building was Los Fresnos High School until 1985, when the new high school was built on Arroyo Boulevard. It was then re-named and became Los Cuates Middle School.

  • Phase I – 1962: Main building, administration, Building J
  • Phase II – 1965: Weight room
  • Phase III – 1968: Building H
  • Phase IV – 1974: Building E, Building F, and Gymnasium
  • Phase V – 1975: Building G
  • Phase VI – 1986: Band Hall, Building I
  • Phase VII – 1992: Multipurpose space (cafeteria)

Lopez-Riggins Elementary: 1985
613 Mesquite St., Los Fresnos

  • Phase I – 1985: Main building, Classrooms and mini-Gymnasium
  • Phase II – 1986: Administration
  • Phase III – 2003: Library addition

Los Fresnos High School: 1992
907 N. Arroyo Blvd., Los Fresnos

  • Phase I – 1992: Main Building, Two Story Building
  • Phase II – 1993: FFA Building
  • Phase III – 1999: Back Gymnasium
  • Phase IV – 2000: Band Hall Building and Chiller Mechanical Building

Palmer-Laasko Elementary: 1997
30515 FM 1847, San Benito

  • Phase I – 1997: Main building and Mini-Gymnasium
  • Phase II – 2008: Kitchen/Dining area addition
  • There are also five portable buildings on this site.

Laureles Elementary: 1997
31383 FM 2893, San Benito

  • Phase I– 1997: Main Building
  • Phase II – 2000: Mini-Gymnasium
  • Phase III – 2008: Cafeteria/kitchen building

There are also three portable buildings on this site.

Liberty Memorial Middle School: 2003
31579 FM 2893, San Benito

  • Phase I – 2003: Seven buildings and Gymnasium.

Olmito Elementary: 2004
2500 Arroyo Blvd., Brownsville

  • Phase I – 2004: Main building and Gymnasium.

Rancho Verde Elementary: 2007
101 Rancho Alegre, Brownsville

  • 2007: Main buildings and Mini-Gymnasium.

Los Fresnos United: 2009
33790 FM 803, San Benito

  • Phase I: – 2009: Administration/Classrooms, Kitchen/Dining/Band, Gymnasium, and Chiller Plant.
  • Phase II – 2013-14: Fine Arts building
  • Phase III: 2014-15 Safe Room (gymnasium)
  • Phase IV: 2014-15, Two Story Building; Expected completion date: November 2015.

Dora Romero Elementary: 2010
9705 Cajun Blvd., Brownsville

  • 2010: Main building and gymnasium.

Other Facilities

Disciplinary Alternative Education Program: 1955
(Former Administration Building)
33411 FM 1575, Los Fresnos
The permanent building was originally the district administration building, housing the Superintendent and other offices. The administration building moved to the current District Service Center location on Mesquite Street in 1993.

There are six other buildings on the property. It shares the compound space with Transportation, Facilities, Central Receiving and Child Nutrition facilities.

District Service Center (DSC): 1993
600 N. Mesquite St., Los Fresnos

  • Phase I – 1993: Original Building
  • Phase II – 2001: Addition to building

There are also one double-portable building

Auxiliary Operations Center: 1994
The Auxiliary Operations Center is approximately 18.9 acres of property that includes the facilities for the following operations:

  • Maintenance, Spaces for covered parking, warehouse storage, employee break room, materials storage rooms
    • Original building, built 1994
    • Administration building addition, built 2000
    • Old bus barn, now used for grounds, welding, etc.
  • Transportation, Bus barn, parts room and offices.
    • Original building, built 1990.
    • Newer administration building w/ training room built 2013
    • Two sets of portables; one double and one single.
  • Shipping and Receiving, built 2013.
  • Child Nutrition Services, built 1990.

Leo Aguilar Memorial Stadium: 1985
32487 State Highway 100
This does not include the parking lot to the north.

  • Phase I – 1985: Stadium and main structures, concession stands/restrooms.
  • Phase II – 1999: Press Box
  • Phase III – 2015, Sod field replaced by artificial turf installed by Hellas.

There is also a parking lot on the north side of the stadium.

Training Center: 1976
32590 State Highway 100

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