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1303 Reynoldston Lane
Dallas, TX 75232

(972) 794-6400
(972) 794-6401
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June 20, 2014
This school has so many discipline problems that it is difficult to teach. Everything that happens is somehow the teacher's fault. Teachers and administrators are not on the same page which is why the kids run the school.

- submitted by a teacher
May 19, 2014
Over population causes issues. Whomever posted that maybe one who didn't like the school because their child is bad is obviously in need of school themselves. Learn how to spell before you talk about people and their children. By the way you should say their instead of their. Plus they need police security.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
who ever is saying atwell is not a good school there just lying because maybe there kid is a bad kid because i go there and all my teachers push to my limits yea it get boring from all the work but you are still learning and the sport we got good couches hat show us discipline

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2012
atwell has the top students in disd so all you who talking about how sad atwell is think again we work hard

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2012
So sad. Lack of leadership and discipline from admiistraters. Teachers selling bootleg videos to students. Only could stand teaching there one year.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2012
first of all Atwell is the best middle school a preteen could ever go to and i believe that if you send your child there they will become one of the most successful adult....... my child is now a lawyer and he went to Atwell for three years and i will never let you people disrespect that good school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
Goodness! I was so excited to finally find a school that I thought my daughter would be comfortable with in the 6th grade, but after reading the reviews of students and parents, I am seriously considering not even attending the open house this week. I seriously expected to hear more postive reviews than negative. I expect professionalism and respect from teaches and adminstrators, and if I am not going to see this, then its not the school for us. Thank you to those who have written reviews and your honesty.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2011
The worst public school in the state of Texas I have encountered! Unprofessional and ignorant staff and administrators. They are verbally abusive to the students and lack control and supervision. You would do better home schooling.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2011
i have been to William H. Atwell and even though the school isn't the best, it is still a good school. it has taught me a lot about smarts. Yeah there are fights up there but what school doesn't have a fight. If you raised your child well then they wouldn't be in drama!! I love W.H.Atwell! W.H.Atwell helped me get to the best magnet school ever.....YVONNE EWELL TOWNVIEW MAGNET CENTER

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2010
I am currently a student attending Atwell Middle School and although it pains me to say this, i can not be dishonest. If you are a parent/guardian and you're considering sending a minor to this school PLEASE RECONSIDER!! Of all my years at this school I have yet to understand it's disciplinary system, code of conduct, and over all lack of professionalism to say the least. Most teachers and/or staff act as children themselves and participate in the "buddy system" or "clicking up". If you love your child... do no put them through this magnitude of pure hell. Do not say you were not sincerely warned.

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2010
I was very surprised to know that Atwell has tremendously gone down hill. I thought that the schools name speaks for itself ACADEMY!. The parent/teacher communication was terrible. Receiving a respond from an administrator would never occur as well. My child will not be attending Atwell next year due to teachers showing that they do not care about the students there. I am an educator myself and was very displeased with the overall outlook of my child's education this past school year. No consistency, no communication, and unaware of students performance on a six weeks basis.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
I am a student at William Hawley Atwell Middle School, and this school ios nothing but drama, almost everyday there is a fight, sometimes they just hit random people for fun, and telling Youth Action or the Assistant Principal wont do anything but make the sistuation worse, they go back and tell the person you are complaining about, what you've said... that adds more torouble. If you are a parent who loves your child and wants them to be in a safe loving enviornment... PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM HERE!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2010
I abolutely agree. My child has been at Atwell one year and will not be going back. The teachers treat me like I'm one of the students and some teachers have told me that it was not a good school. My child comes home with drama everyday. I have been totally disappointed. I was warned, but did not listen.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
I allowed my daughter to attend this school thinking she would receive an excellent education from wonderful teachers. This has not been the case. Teachers curse at the students, yell, and have attitudes as if they are not dealing with kids. I have had to speak with the principal about several teachers because of their lack of care. My daughter is being taught language arts in a class full of reading students because there is no other class for her to attend due to her other high test scores. The office staff is very poor I have had problems with them not following simple instructions or following protocal. This will be the last year my child is at this school and I have discouraged other parents who are considering sending their children their.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
i have been at atwell for years it is fair some teacher are good and the others are great it was a okay school it is more than i expected.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2009
This is a great school and I love it and they have great activites.

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 27, 2008
I attended this school and it was the best!!!!!!!!!! Atwell rocks....... Keep it up!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2008
This school is awesome!!! It's the best school I've ever been to!!!I'm happy to be an Atwell Archer!The teachers are great! The principal is too. I love the way this school works. They have everything so organized.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2008
Atwell is a wonderful school. I'm president and I love Atwell. I think it's wonderful and we got good sports, too.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2008
I love the school. Everyone is friendly and the athletics are outstanding.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2007
I don't have any problems at Atwell.I really like this school, the teachers are nice,well educated and they will help you with any thing if you need help.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2007
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for kids who do not care about receiving a good education. My child was attending there and we have found it to be at best mediocre. The caliber of most of his teachers has been shockingly poor. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages. I can recommend it only as a last resort.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2006
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November 21, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 17, 2006
I think that this school is absolutely wonderful!It' s full with great teachers and eager to learn students.As a parent and former student at Atwell, I will recommend this learning environment to any child who wants an excellent education.

- submitted by a former student
August 16, 2005
Atwell Middle school isn't horrible and isn't wild. I don't think it's fair to Atwell for parents who have not attended the school to say negative comments. I'm not a parent but I'm a student who attended Atwell and I couldn't have picked a better school. The teachers and administrators are excellent but are strict when it's needed. I had a great year at Atwell and I made so many friends that will stay with me for years to come. I have so many fun memories and little things that happened that I will never forget and will always treasure.

- submitted by a former student
June 05, 2005
this school is absolutely positively horrible with wild and rambunctious students

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2005
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William Hawley Atwell Law Academy
1303 Reynoldston Lane, Dallas, TX  75232
(972) 794-6400
Last modified William Hawley Atwell Law Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William Hawley Atwell Law Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top