"Our school is best known for student achievement and parent involvement."
Students enrolled 827
Hours 8:55 AM - 3:55 PM
School leader KELLY HASTINGS
Transportation options Yes
District Arlington Independent School District

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3200 Woodside Drive
Arlington, TX 76016

(682) 867-3400
(817) 492-3405
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4 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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March 07, 2014
I am a parent And an very disappointed with this school. If i could afford private schooling i would go that route. This school dose not take bullying seriously. And they have faild to call and inform me when my child went to there staff for help. When i was contacted i was left with this is commen and as if it where no big deal. I wasn't informed of whether the situation was taken care of or what had been done. On the other hand they have made big deals over smaller issues like a cell phone going off when it wasn't my childs fault. Honestly this school is about the numbers and how much cash they can get not the children or there safety. Extremely disappointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
I am a parent of a 7th grader and a substitute at this school. Young is an excellent school with wonderful teachers and administration!!

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2013
The office staff was very in professional toward me, I entered the office and no one acknowledge my presents. Granted, both assistance principle and principle were involved in student discipline...they never took the time out to at least acknowledge me before or after their involvement with the students. The lady behind the desk was no better, she answered a phone call and after the call waited 30 to 40 seconds before asking me if anyone had help me. Lady, it is only you and I in the office who else is / were present? The teacher I came to meet with was very pleasant and welcoming to the campus. The office staff needs to work on their Boy's Town skills.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
I think Principal Hastings is doing a great job at the school. My main concern is in the area of girls athletics. We had a less than desirable experience during our years at Young. First things first, if you have a daughter involved in club sports, be prepared to go to battle for her. She will immediately have a strike against her if she wants to participate in any sport at Young not related to her chosen discipline. In fact, I will go so far as to say she will be discouraged from participating. The coaches will tell the girls if they miss more than two practices, they will be off the team. Good luck if your precious one is dependent on the bus, family or friend to get to and from practice. It s funny; there is a review from 2007 that mentions the negative attitudes of the female coaches. I m afraid much hasn t changed in 6 years. One coach s attitude is so dour, that I wonder why she even chose teaching/coaching as a profession. My guess is that she couldn t get accepted to Mortician school. All in all, my advice to you if you are about to experience girls athletics at Young, is keep your expectations low. If you are so inclined, demand a change. Your girl deserves better.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Young Junior High was given a seven out of ten rating and I think it is a fair judgement. I am a parent whose child has had a very challenging time at Young JH. I wish that there had been more patience and understanding of ADHD. For whatever reason Young received a seven out of ten rating, our experience there fell short. Public school has changed from when I grew up and I have been disappointed. When your child steps foot on the campus, parents really are not present to know what is happening until there is a serious issue. Our experience left us feeling powerless and sad.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
I am a student here at young and I was a transfer student that was supposed to be going to boles. So I left my friends and didnt know the place at all and knew NOBODY. I must say, everyone knows me now and I have so many friends and all my other friends that are at boles never had the same interests as me and kinda thought i was weird. I am so glad I found friends that have everything in common with me!!! and it makes the school a lot better. The teachers are so cool! (or the ones I had) LA was always a blast with mrs.storey and I always had fun and exciting days ahead of me. And I am doing spanish next year (8th grade) so I will meet new teachers...All my teachers were so nice and awesome!!! especially Mrs.Newton, my science teacher! SHE WAS SO COOL,and she wasn't mean at all! Well, except to those who were not paying attention and being a distraction...My grades were all A+'s and my teachers encouraged me!! I mean, they were so fun to be around and cool and just down-to earth! I just hope I have the same experience in 8th grade as I did in 7th...I cant wait for the years to come! A lot of people say that junior were their worst years...NOT FOR ME THANKS TO YOUNG JR. HIGH!!

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2012
I was scared to death about my son attending junior high for the first time. They are required to be so much more independent, and my son is severely ADD. I was afraid he would miss the bus, get lost going to his locker, etc. He has had a GREAT year! I'm so glad the teachers and administrators communicate quickly and efficiently!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2011
great school couldnt be better!! teachers are very coprative and i would never send my children smewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2011
We moved from another school district last year and we were very impressed with the teachers and curriculum at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
I used to be a student there and disagree with most of the comments about that school. I went there three years ago, it might have changed but not as drastically as many of the comments make it seem. I didn't love the school but it wasn't that bad. Also, the teachers I had would always call the student's parents if they were misbehaving or if they were getting bad grades. I do not know if it has changed extensively since I was there but it was a decent school that offered a decent amount of extracurriculars and activities for the students. The teachers were also generally knew what they were doing and were intelligent enough to be doing their job. Of course, I might of just gotten lucky with the teachers I had since not all of us have the same teachers.

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2010
My daughter just started junior high this year after being in another area last year. I was a little concerned of how she would adjust, being that she's in a new area and wouldn't know anyone from elementary from the past year. That wasn't a problem for her at Young. She found friends easily and loves the extracurricular activities offered at Young. The classes she is taking seem well structure and challenging. The junior high she would've been attending didn't offer the scope of classes here at Young such as an array of different language classes. She wakes up everyday looking forward to going to school which is a great thing for a parent to see. Young has been a great experience so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
I was a former student here not too long ago. And I have to say, I absolutely hated it. I actually begged my parents to let me go to school in my home country. The Teachers are there for the pay and hate talking with parents, Curriculum is Horriffic, and the leadership (if any) had a thick wall that kept students and Parents out and in the dark. Emails went unanswered until we complained to the district. Disiplinary procedures were appaling. One student with innaproriate behavior was constantly being sent to the office for this yet, the ap was rejecting parents complaints and kept the student. several female students started a petition to send to the superintendent to get the boy expelled. When the AP found out, The Girls were suspended. And people who signed (including me) got Detention or OCS. My advice, avoid this school at all cost.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2010
This school is awful im a student here and i find the teachers mean and aggressive very aggressive!!! if they want to gain our trust they need to be nice and threaten us we're just kids!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 24, 2009
I am not overjoyed with this school to say the least. I find the lack of communication appauling between the staff at Young and the parents. My daughter is a 504 student and I find the lack of concern for her educational needs quite upsetting. The teachers were instructed where she was to sit in each classroom but instead of going by what was told to them they went by what she wanted. The teachers do not seem to go out of their way to keep the parents informed when they notice a problem arising with dropping grades but alow us to wait for a progress report to be given to us if we are lucky enough to get it or find it. We as parents aren't even asked to sign the progress reports or report cards and have them brought back in showing we have even seen them.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
The school is amazing! The staff is excellent! They taught my 4 kids all they needed to know!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
This school is the best my son has ever gone to. He has gotten such a better education here than where he did go to school. He loves it and the teachers are very strict and amazing. There coaches are extremely hard and work you tell you puke and the staff is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2007
This is my second child that has to go through Young Jr. High. My first child is an exceptional student and even her experience there was negative. My second child has learning disabilities, and is struggling right now in the 7th grade. He is in the 504 program and my husband and I have met with the teachers as well as the office staff on several occasions to see what we can do to move my child in the right direction academically and I was discouraged at the lack of positive attitudes and willingness to work with a child with problems. As a parent, I felt beaten down. I can just imagine how my child feels having to go there every day. All the teachers did in the last meeting was state how they all have too many students. How sad for all of us!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
Young Junior High is a fairly good school academically from our experience. Most of the teachers were good educators, knowledgable and applied good teaching methods; especially in the English field. Although, we did experience a math teacher that was unable to communicate effectively and an art teacher with a extremely negative attitude. Our experience was very negative in the area of the girls Athletics. There is very little communication with the parents - in fact parent participation seemed to be considered a nuisance. It was very unorganized, lacked leadership and, quite frankly, all but one or two of the coaches possessed a negative attitude which flowed through to the girls.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2006
I think that Young Junior High is a great school. The teachers there are highly certified. The teachers are nice there. They help us out with all of our problems, in and out of school. At first I didn't want to go to Young but when I got to know the teachers, I changed my thought of how it would be. I am a seventh grader and I am looking forward to the next 2 years!

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2005
Young is a pretty good school...parents are very involved, great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2005
This school itself is pretty good, but the highschool that it goes into (Martin) is great. There are great prepatory electives offered.

- submitted by a former student
August 07, 2004
This school is the best school! The two years I have spent in this school have been amazing and have not only taught me academics but it has also taught me how to be a leader and how to reach and accomplish my goals! I owe everything to Young Junior High School!

- submitted by a former student
October 25, 2003
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Young J High School
3200 Woodside Drive, Arlington, TX  76016
(682) 867-3400
Last modified Young J High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Young J High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top