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About This School

Fossil Hill Middle School is a public middle school in Fort Worth. The principal of Fossil Hill Middle School is Todd Lacey, who can be contacted at 910 students go to Fossil Hill Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Fossil Hill Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 910 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 41% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fossil Hill Middle School is 16:1. Chisholm Trail Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 46% 67%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 27% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.9%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 16%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Horrible about communication and don't focus on children with special needs. The teachers are nice but not warm and inviting

  • (11 months ago)

    This school may not be in the best conditions but the teachers their are fab! Kelli Baker is a great history teacher! I saw a lot of improvement in my daughter with history In that class )

  • (1 year ago)

    The students behavior is another story but in the hallways some students tend to be "insane" when the hallways are unmonitored. Ever since its opening back in 1987 it had been a hazard zone school for parents even though they always expected it to be "normal" or "safe" as society expects the way that it is supposed to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school may not be in the most amazing and wonderful conditions but they do have some awesome teachers who know what they are doing and know what they're teaching. So yeah that school might be ghetto BUT I will never be ashamed to say that I went there. I am now in Trimble Tech High School. Class of 2015. Inside I'm Still and always will be a Forest Oak Lion.!

  • (3 years ago)

    this school so ghetto.. i hate when people always say that. Dr. Hadley says that it's not and we should be proud of that! Wildcats forever!

  • (3 years ago)

    I Rate this school the highest. The scool and location is great the Teachers make it a priority that the students learn and that the parents are aware. my Daughter absolutly loved her 2 years at Fossil Hill middle School. The communication is great via email and phone.

  • (5 years ago)

    ms.renau is the best teacher ever i have learned so much in her class

  • (6 years ago)

    I cant belive fhms is a reconized school!! parents may have their opioions and so do i. Great school people! great school mr. Hadley is great

  • (6 years ago)

    FHMS has an awesome staff that reflects on the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very pleased with FHMS. The staff are excellent and the kids are really great. My son has truly thrived at FHMS. I love the diversity of the school and feel very blessed that my son is attending school here. Mr Hadley genuinely cares for the staff the students and the school and it certainly shows.

  • (6 years ago)

    Principal Hadley is a terrific mentor. The teachers are motivated and willing to help the children comprehend even the most daunting schoolwork. There is a true spirit of high standards and excellence throughout the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    We do have a lots of fun but way to strict.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at FHMS and i love it! I am in the choir program and the Music Director Mrs.Applin is absolutely fantastic! I also have Mrs.Isom for English and she is excellent! The Principal Mr.Hadley takes bullying very seriously hear. It's actually not as bad as everyone says it is.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Fossil Hill Middle and greatly enjoy it. It has a good environment and some good teachers. Many are prejudice against the school because it is a little older and is more racially diverse. The band program is good for all but percussion and athletics are good for boys but not girls.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am impressed with how well my son has done at Fossil Hill. He loves the school and the teachers do go above and beyond for my child. They have contacted me with their concerns and were very good at responding and helping me with my concerns.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in 8th grade at Fossil Hill and has had a very positive experience. The teachers are great and seem to really like the kids and enjoy their jobs. I have looked into some of the other schools in the area and from talking with other parents I think this school has much less jealousy and prejudice. My daughter has friends of many ethnic and economic backgrounds and I believe she will be a better person for that. My son also went to Fossil Hill and had a positive experience.

  • (7 years ago)

    I do not reccomend this school for parents to send their children to if they are truly concered about their childs acedemic levels vocabulary or tolerence. While the teachers are wonderful by giving life lessons and helping students who are having trouble the school itself is not a wonderful enviorment. While it's not as bad as a few inner city schools I reccomend you place your child elsewhere such as in Indian Springs or the new Trinity Springs. Or at least do some backround reading on this school before you send them here I highly reccomend that at the very least.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fossil Hill Middle school has been such a positive and happy place for my daughter she has done really well academically and the Teachers are always willing to help.The principal has only been here for two years and has done an outstanding job in turning the school around. The school encourage parent involvement as much as possible. If your child will be going to Fossil Hill Middle school rest assured your child with your support will be very happy at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attends FHMS I have heard alot of bad things about this school. I will say they do not put up with much. It has been a positive experience for us. My son teachers are great always going above and beyond to help him.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fossil Hill is a great place for kids to receive a great education. The teachers are hard-working and great positive role models for the students. I can't wait for my son to go to Fossil Hill !

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