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709 West Congress Street
Denton, TX 76201

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(940) 369-2400
(940) 369-4939
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October 27, 2014
Calhoun is now back on track to be a really good school now that they have a new principal. Thank goodness the last principal left (or was asked to leave) and took his bullying tactics with him. What a shame that so many excellent teachers left because of his management style of intimidation. Now get rid of the IB program, and Calhoun will flourish. Moral has been at an all-time low. My concern is that two of the assistants under the former principal are still there. Reassign them to different schools and have a clean sweep of the negative influences.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2014
Lazy, teachers don't care, why do students have to "earn" the right to go to the bathroom?

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2014
My school is boring and corrupted. Many teachers are lazy, do not teach anything, only yell at us and wait on the day to end. I am a six grade student. That IB is lame, only for their papers, nothing in there.

- submitted by a community member

October 16, 2012
My child attends Calhoun. One of the best things about Calhoun is that my child looks forward to going to school every morning! I have observed that the teachers are very experienced, caring, attentive to students' needs, and communicate well with parents. The Head of School is a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills, exceptionally talented at organizing, and a vision for improving the school. The administration as a whole is very efficient and active. The school seems very safe and secure. As a whole, the students seem to be free of worries about safety and are able to spend their mental energy on academics and activities. Calhoun is an International Baccalaureate school, so students learn in a global context. We couldn't be happier with the school, and I'm pleased to see that the administration does not rest on its laurels - the school is always improving.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2012
I certainly did not like this school at all. Teachers were very disrespectful, and I went in to talk to one of the principals, as I went into his office, he went outside saying as if he had to watch what went on in the hallway, I was very ashamed of the way the teachers treated my daughter there.

- submitted by a community member

March 06, 2009
i really didnt like my children going to CMS. Some of the teachers were rude to my childern. I just over all didnt like the school. I am glad that my childern are out of that school.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2008
Calhoun has the strongest committment to students that I have found. An outstanding fine arts department, excellent support staff and Mr. Sims is one of the best principals I have had for my children. CMS truly makes Denton proud.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2007
What a great school Calhoun Middle School is! The teachers, staff, and administrators really care about the students. My two children had a wonderful experience attending Calhoun. I always enjoyed visiting the school because of the positive and encouraging attitude of teachers and staff. They made everyone feel very welcome, students and parents alike. I wish Calhoun had had the dress code when my two kids went there. The dress code has eliminated many petty problems among the students, and I believe that kids behave better when they are dressed nicer. The dress code has created a very professional look and attitude among the students. Calhoun provides 'dress code assistance' to students in need. Every middle school in Denton should institute a standard dress code like Calhoun.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2006
Very disappointing experience at Calhoun. The band program and teachers were great. We left Calhoun and went to a private school because of the apathy in the administration and staff on the first day of school.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
I have enjoyed having my kids at CMS. The teachers are caring and committed. I love the standardized dress code. It has made such a difference in our family. Keep it up Calhoun!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2004
School is safe for kids; however the teachers do not consider these children are just that, children. There is not enough praise for the kids. If the child is average the teachers talk down to them and allow the excelated students more credit. School needs to be more loving and caring.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2004
This School is very involved in afterschool activities. It also prides itself on its standardized dress code. The teachers are great one on one teachers as well as handling 30 students in a class. With an excellent fine arts program and an overall excellent campus this school is paving the way for the future.

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2004
Great school where the kids are safe, highly educated, and diversely populated. Calhoun also has great fine arts and athletic programs with great teachers and coaches.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2004
Calhoun is a wonderful part of the Denton school system. They've just switched to student uniforms this year and the kids look and act like students should. All the teachers I've met are commited to the kids and school environment.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2003
Teachers: Interested in teaching and sharing skills for life with students. Administrative Staff: Some do not meet my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
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Calhoun Middle School
709 West Congress Street, Denton, TX  76201
(940) 369-2400
Last modified Calhoun Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Calhoun Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top