Cedar Park Middle School


Cedar Park Middle School
"Learning Today to Lead Tomorrow."


Opened in the fall of 1995, Leander ISD's first middle school of the district's current era - Cedar Park Middle School - is named for its surrounding community of Cedar Park. Prior to its opening, LISD had one junior high school, "Leander Junior High School," which was located at the current site of Leander Middle School. Leander Junior HS merged with the Cedar Park Middle School, with Leander Middle School opening the following year.

The incoming students selected the school's mascot - the Leopard - and the school colors: red and white with "just a touch" of black.


5 Questions with
Principal Sandra Stewart

Q: What's something about yourself that would surprise your students/staff?

A: I was born on Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. I loved horseback riding. I competed in 5 gaited saddle horse shows and rode horses through the auction sales at my dad's stockyard.

I also combined my love of horseback riding with my love of Civil War history by riding Lookout Mountain trails looking for Civil War artifacts.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: For fun I like to garden, interior decorating and antique hunting for hidden treasures from another era. I collect antique and vintage broaches.

Q: What was your favorite subject in school?

A: Science. It was my 11th grade chemistry teacher who inspired me to become a science teacher.

Q: What is your campus' biggest strength?

A: I think what make us strong is our sense of CPMS being a family that is very inclusive and collaborative. We care about each other, our students, our families and our community. We do whatever it takes to live up to our history, traditions, and ensure students are successful.

Our mission is to ensure all students learn all that is necessary for all students to advance to the next level of their education and all who enter our doors; parents, teachers, students, and community, have a positive experience.

Q: Why are you here?

A: I am here because I love being a part of helping middle school students navigate the three years of transition from elementary to high school. The time between pre-teen to young adult is a critical time often filled with self-doubt, growing pains, identity worries, insecurities, and how to deal with more independence and responsibilities. My passion is being able to make a positive impact on the lives of young people; it is my investment in the future of the community and country I love.


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