School Details

T A Howard Middle School

7501 Calender Rd, Arlington, TX 76001
(817) 299-3500
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 940 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
84%
77%
57%
68%
71%
80%
84%
77%
71%
79%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Mansfield Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
84%
89%
86%
77%
90%
90%
84%
74%
79%
75%
74%
75%
63%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Mansfield Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
81%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Mansfield Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

T A Howard Middle School is a public middle school in Arlington. The principal of T A Howard Middle School is Mrs Donna O'Brian, who can be contacted at info@misdmail.org. 940 students attend T A Howard Middle School and identify primarily as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the T A Howard Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 940 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 46% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at T A Howard Middle School is 17:1. Cross Timbers Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Korean
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 27%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 19% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 33%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 33% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a boring but easy place to substitute at. Keep in mind for rowdy children.

  • (1 year ago)

    This campus is run by some very incompetent people. The office staff has been rude and very disrespectful on the phone and in person numerous times. The email system is backwards. I will receive ten emails about buying a t-shirt yet never get a response about my child's grade. There is also too much bullying and the school seems to take no responsibility. I will be making arrangements so my other children will not be attending this school. If you are a decent parent you should think before putting your child in this "school".

  • (1 year ago)

    The school isn't bad overall. Teachers are great-it is a bir older campu sbut kept very neat & clean & will be getting some remodel soon anyway as it is scheduled already I hear. The main pricipal is very involved & good with kids & tries to connect on their level. They sports program & band programs are outstanding I think it is also on an upswing I hear. My children have been very happy here & loved participating in sports & learend a lot there. Then again I am an involved parent which seems to make all the difference.

  • (2 years ago)

    The problem is not with the teachers at this school its with some of the students and their parents. Parents how do you let your child bring home a kindle or a galaxyS cell phone and do nothing about it? Just since school started my son has had both of these items stolen from him. I know everything my child bring into my home if something like that come through my door. I will be at the school finding out where my child got it from. I'm find in most cases that the apple dont fall far from the tree. The child steals they learn it from someone in the home. People teach you kids to keep their hands off other people things. To many hoodlums and thieves... Otherwise great educators.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Wonderful teachers and a good group of kids. Our son has really gotten a lot from this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attends school there and he always tell me how the teachers spend more time on the computers or on their cell phones than they do with the students. He has also stated to me when he asks teachers questions he is told to ask one of the other people in the class just because she does not want to get off of the computer and help him. They don't even know that half of their students are sleeping in class. Then he always gets assignments that have to be done on a computer. It is almost like the school expects every student to have a computer and internet service of their own. And the teachers even though they can be on the computer all day they do not allow computer time for the students to do this assignment in class.

  • (5 years ago)

    I work at this school. The staff is wonderful. The teachers are vcery good withthe students very helpful. The school is older but kept very clean and neat. The lunchroom staff is awsome. The manager is very on top of things and runs a tight ship. He staff is friendly and always smiling. We have had lunches at other schools and well......not good at all. This lunchroom will serve the best food in the whole district. Over all the whole sxhool is the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    the faculty/staff get along so wonderfully. they work together and help each other when necessary. the principal knew what he was doing when he hired all of them!

  • (7 years ago)

    Students are orderly for the most part. The teachers are good about working with your child in regard to missed work or homework the 'dog' ate. Esembler is the best! The teachers are quick to respond to emails and encourage parent involvement. There is no newsletter that I have seen and I am a member of the PTA. Finding out about school events is challenging. The school is strict about returning progress reports from home. Overall it is a nice school in a good location.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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