The name was given to the school in honor of Mr. Armando Chapa, long-time middle school principal, who began his career with Hays CISD as a special education counselor in 1974. He became principal of Hays Middle School (located in what is now the South Campus of HHS) in 1975, opened Kyle Middle School (now Wallace MS) in 1986, and served as a counselor at Barton Middle School from 1992 until his retirement in 2004.
As an administrator and counselor, Mr. Chapa promoted success on his campuses with his hard work, his sense of humor, his sound judgment, and most of all, his genuine concern for both his students and teachers.
Mr. Chapa passed away in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the countless students and co-workers whose lives he has touched.
Mr. Chapa's Life and Legacy Video