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7-8
Public district
Arlington, TX
Students enrolled: 701
Before care: No
 

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1200 Ballweg Road
Arlington, TX 76002

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(817) 299-6400
(817) 453-7331
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Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 09, 2015
No, because they went as far as hiring unqualified and inexperienced teachers to teach core courses.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 09, 2015
An inappropriate incident took place in our child's class but the principal immediately sided with the teacher, despite the ability to disprove them, therefore I do not have faith in administrators ability to remain neutral while investigating matters relating to their employees.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2015
Although, there are some really good teachers and office staff, there are numerous teachers who have no place being in a classroom, and there are administrators more than willing to cover up bad adult behavior. This year's 8th grade team consisted of several first year teachers who were not experienced enough to teach core courses. Coaches teaching core classes was a major issue because they lacked skill and professionalism. The kids even read a book about murder in class this year called "I know what you did last summer." We parents were not even notified. Children even had Unqualified teachers- teaching a core class! We got the district letter about unqualified teachers after the fact! The sad part is that this would have never taken place at some of the schools in the ritzy neighborhoods within the district . Our children were one big experiment this year. The first year teachers got to practice on our kids while the wealthier students at other schools in the district got a solid education. The principal at this school was also a major let down because he couldn't get his employees under control and he wasn't really implementing change. In other words, he didn't care and he was your typical public school official.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
This has been a great year for our family! Our son has excelled academically and socially. They have given a lot of service back to the community! The teachers really care about the students. Tutoring is offered before and after school! Thank you Coble staff!

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2015
There is a total lack of communication from the teachers . Phone calls will not be returned and emails will only be returned by a select few. If your child is a super organized student that never has issues, they will do fine. There are a few great teachers that offer tutoring and really care. But don't expect to get returned emails or phone calls about your concerns.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2014
This is my second child to go to Coble. My children have been very successful at this school. Teachers are very good about updating me with the progress of my children and have been very approachable when I have needed to meet with them with my concerns regarding their grades. I do my part as a parent to build up a responsible child and they do their part to help them to be successful.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2014
I agree 100% with the parent who left the last comment. The school is definitely over crowded some classes have 35 students at one time. I feel sorry for the teacher , some of the have no experience this is they first year teaching. I want to know how can a teacher with no experience prepare our children to pass the STARR test. Our kids are being set up to fail , also some of the kids who transfered to Coble this year were problems at they previous school. Now you have combined 3 schools together and the problem kids are bullying the teachers and the students. Some of the teachers at Coble are afraid of the students who transferred to Coble. I didn't get the MEMO that Coble was being change to a ALTERNATIVE school. This school need help !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2014
James Coble has one of the best staffs in Mansfield ISD. Teachers are dedicated to the success of the students, academically and socially. The leadership is focused on student success, utilizing multiple strategies to help teachers become the instructional leader needed to drive student success. Besides, Coble is the ONLY MISD school that holds the title of AVID National Demonstration School.

- submitted by a teacher

August 11, 2014
Excellent group of students during the last couple of years with minimal discipline problems. Students and teachers both have worked hard to earn the recognition as an AVID National Demonstration School for Mansfield ISD. Would like to see more parent involvement with PTA and continue to build the Coyote Spirit!

- submitted by a teacher

May 19, 2014
Last year, my child was under Mr. Moore's band leadership & my child excelled. This year there is a new band leader & she seems to favor female students. We just went & wasted 2 hours, during a work week, for a band awards ceremony, to see the same set of clarinet playing female students be given awards. Several of the younger students play with the older 8th grade Honors Band & none of those kids were acknowledged for that great feat. This years band leader is not very warm & she gave an award to a girl based on her waiting at the door for her each day! OMG. These are children! I do not know if I want my child to continue in Honors Band if it is going to be a clique . Mr. Moore was very fair but I am not impressed this year.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2014
James coble is by far the worst school I have sent my children to. Instead of uplifting and teaching the children it seems to be easier for them to target children with low self esteem and tear them apart like a lion would a lamb. They want to investigate petty information they get from so called concerned students. I could understand but if it was harmful to the student or others but never in my life have I had the most odd annoying phone calls than from the counselor or VP whatever she is. She talks circles around you and doesn't see the trauma she has caused all 3 of my students that have been there. You work with children learn how to talk to them instead of vendettas. This is our future. You chose your job!

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2014
Great School Love the staff Love dr ford It is a great school Though the parents involvement is not the best the students take control

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2014
This is a school that faculties and leadership does not even know what their students are up to during class...

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2013
As a substitute, some classes were a little challenging to control. It is no wonder there are negative reviews about this school. The faculty/staff were okay but could have been better. Students need to work on being discipline, but this all comes from their parents that needs to discipline them. Teachers should add penalties for students who are very disruptive when substitute is in class.

- submitted by a community member

October 26, 2013
THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE WORST MIDDLE SCHOOLS YOU CAN GO TO. MY CHILD HAS BEEN DEPRESSED EVER SINCE SCHOOL STARTED. THEY NEED TO GIVE THESE KIDS A BREAK.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2013
All of my experiences at Coble have been very pleasant from the front office to the teachers. The learning environment seems to be very structured and they expect more from the kids at this level than intermediate school. We are on our second year here and are very happy with the results with our student.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2013
This school is terrible. I am not one that will usually complain, but this school has been the primary motivation in moving to another district. The teachers and staff at this school are the most unprofessional that I have ever experienced. My child had A's & B's until attending this school and now has F's in math. We are now paying for a tutor to do in 30 minutes per week what this teacher cannot seem to accomplish in 5 hours per week. I have requested a teacher conference and cannot get the administration to even return my phone call. This is one example of many that have occured over the past 6 months. Thank goodness the kids are only at this school for 2 years!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2011
I go to coble middle school its an okay school its not the best but what school is but the teachers are very encouraging and i love the principal!!! :)

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2011
This school is so bad. The 7th grade teachers are very strict about dress code, and also they give out detentions for the dumbest reasons. Like seriously, ease up on the students.. Their only in the 7th-8th grade, and are still kids. This school needs to understand that.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2011
The choir program in this school is terrible. The choir teacher checked the voice of students at the beginning school year. Students received grades based on only one evaluation at the beginning of school. My child was interested in singing when he attended this school but he won't want to participate in choir anymore.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2010
I've gone here for two years and this school is awesome the band program isn't the best but the academics are great the teachers will always help you and they treat you very nicely.

- submitted by a community member

January 10, 2010
I go to Coble and the school is great since it has been split up. Parents are more involved, there are no longer fights breaking out, which I terribly miss :( but 8 th graders are beast!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
I love CMS because they have the most awesome faculty on the planet!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 02, 2008
This is not a good school. Students are not monitored in the locker rooms, students are rude and start fights, there is a lot of grafitti on the walls along with signs of gang activity. Very little parent participation. Do not buy a house in this neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2008
This school far exceeds expecations. It is diverse and developing and the teachers are some of the best in the district. It is growing is the right direction.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2008
i wish i could make it negative 1,000,000,000,000 stars because this is the worst school you can go to its a nasty and the kids are depressed they have to go there

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2008
My son has not had a good experience at all. The administration (i.e. principals) are too concerned handing out consequences for things they did not perform due diligence on. As a result, my son has been in trouble for things he didn't do and even though he had others to back him up as character witnesses, it was to no avail. He's spent time at BIC and there was not a single we could do about it. Remember, if your child attends this school and is perceived as a discipline problem, watch out. And don't expect anyone to help, either.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2007
Teachers, administrators, and staff are very caring and work hard to ensure student success. Last year was the first year, and it was a very smooth year when you consider everything that has to be anticipated. My son's teachers were wonderful, and I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 01, 2007
my daughter attended this school and excelled in a way she hadn't before. The teachers were beyond exceptional.

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2006
I go to j.coble and it rocks.

- submitted by a student

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James Coble Middle School
1200 Ballweg Road, Arlington, TX  76002
(817) 299-6400
Last modified James Coble Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Coble Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top