Gale Ranch Middle School opened Fall 2008. The school was constructed by Shapell Homes of Northern California. Gale Ranch is a 900-student middle school built on 15.75 acres with a total of more than 101,000 sq. feet of building floor space contained in five buildings. The school houses 6th and 7th grade students during the first year, expanding to include 8th grade in 2009-10.