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Black Middle School

8 reviews
1575 Chantilly Lane
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 613-2505

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Black Middle School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

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Please do not pass up this school based on the ratings. It had been in transition for several years so the scores and reviews need to catch up. Having 2 kids currently in 2 different middle schools, one being Frank Black, the other a very well regarded HISD school, I can say unequivocally that Frank Black is leaps and bounds better. The teachers are amazing, they push their students, expect responsible behavior and challenge them to be the best they can be. The administration does not put up with rowdy, disrespectful behavior. The PTO has become first class and the amount of enthusiastic parents is growing exponentially every year. Expect this school to be in the leagues of Lanier and Pin Oak in a few short years.
Posted by a parent on 10/13/2016
I concur to the recent review that kids are allowed to hold hands, kiss, date, use profanity. There is no discipline in place therefore the kids do what they want to do. The building is very old and dilapidated with mold, dirt, grime, graffiti and explicit drawings or writing on chairs or outside on the sidewalk. Kids no longer wear mesh backpacks but instead bring large size bags that you can't tell what's inside of them. I'm not sure why the neighborhood hasn't boycotted the school to get them to tear it down and rebuild it. They are unable to keep staff or teachers due to very low morale at the school. There is nothing in place to assure kids who come to Black to learn that they want be bothered by the majority of disruptive, bad language and disrespectful kids at the school. The kids sometimes take three electives class in one day so all they want to do is play. They don't take their education serious. That school needs more Social worker and counselors than Deans, and Administrators because so many of the students come from broken or dysfunctional homes. That school needs to be looked into by HISD, parents and community leaders.
Posted by a community member on 5/19/2016
Frank Black Middle School is propagated on lies aimed at getting white middle class families into the school (see the post below), and disenfranchised minorities out. There is no actual emphasis on the "whole child," rather the entire emphasis of the school is on getting high enough test scores to keep the current folks in power. This school can be summed up in a few words: sorry administrative staffing, large class sizes (30 plus), high teacher turnover, low level instruction, lack of discipline, and low accountability.
Posted by a parent on 4/25/2014
The Principal, Ms. Jao listens to the parents and is a fierce advocate for her students and their rights to have fantastic teachers, academics and one of the most comprehensive sports offerings around....they could model a standard that would benefit all of HISD. In addition, the teachers are amazing and have gone above and beyond to guarantee their students successes.
Posted by a parent on 4/2/2014
As a 2006-2009 'student', I was here when the 'changes' started to happen. Let me tell you about these changes. No more field trips, less food to choose from in the cafeteria ( I remember how a teacher wanted me to eat things I REALLY didnt wanted to, and even stalked me to my car to tell on my parents), GOOD teachers dismissed to make room for MORE UNCARING teachers, and they also cutted down the # of ESL program classes forcing ESLs to take normal classes when some were obviously not ready yet. I was also bullied in 8 grade both by students and some teachers, I recall a Mr.Raimen he teached pre-algebra and never helped me out if I had questions and then had the guts to show and mock my bad test results in front of the class. The atmosphere at this 'school' is dull and void, you see it with different uniforms and colors on the outside, but its still the same on the inside. I think both the teachers and students here need a counselor. Kids are at that stage where they want to be understood but all these teachers do is yell and embarrass them. Hence they rebel. Overall bad excuse of a school. It may be late, but I fell like this is something that needs to be known. Beware!
Posted by a community member on 10/5/2013

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Houston schools - Black Middle School is located at 1575 Chantilly Lane, Houston TX 77018. Black Middle School is in the Houston Independent School District. Black Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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