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6-8
Public
Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 750
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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8900 Chapin Road
Fort Worth, TX 76116

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(817) 815-6200
(817) 815-6250
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November 19, 2013
The school is not perfect but what school is? Some of the school employees tend to be a bit arrogant. However my daughter really enjoys attending school here. She has wonderful grades and she is in 2 advanced classes. I am pleased with her curriculum at Leonard. She is thriving well The Principal; seems to be very involved with the students

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Years ago I attended this school. I'm a parent now and I would never let my child attend this God awful school. As I was reading the other reviews I can see not much has changed since 1996, what a shame! Parents if you can help it, please do not send your child to this school!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
Leonard isn't as bad as you hear . Don't listen to what you hear until YOU as a STUDENT have lived it . I lived it this year . I loved all my friends & some teachers . I have been on the A-B honor roll all year . The environment does not effect your education as long as you set your mind to succeeding . I know some guys who cameleer a few years ago , now attend western hills high and have amazing grades & athletic . Competed in state champs & have won . What depends is how focused you are in succeeding . Yes there are "gangs" not as bad as it might seem because they really aren't about that life as they claim . I DID Have Teachers who worked their hearts out & one whom just handed out packets . This is at every school , normal . Leonard is definitely not the best looking , the only prince opal that cared left after this year . So students are now stuck with two that show no care . I will use this strong word "hate" , I hate the counselors & them two . They are rude & some staff members show no interest & catch attitudes or think they're too good . Overall average school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 11, 2010
Disappointed and discouraged that my child attends this campus. It all starts with the leadership and it trickles down to the teachers and staff. I'm so glad that this is the last year my child will attend this school. Parents you need to be 100% involved and know what is going on at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2010
ide give it a 3 teachers could be better,and principal responce to problems related to teens could be better.Sometimes they act like they care.And sometimes they do not.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2009
This is honestly an average school. Before lms I went to a charter school were everyone is expected to go above and beyond, and I was doing 7-8 grade math when I was only in 6th. Even though I only attended lms for 5 months, and later exchanged schools to get a better eduacation; thier academics arent the best and niether is the staff, but you cant always blame it on them. Some parents just dont care about thier childs preformence in school. Not everyone is apart of 'gangs', and believe or not thier are good kids at this school. I was an all honors students making all 95s and above, so thier was communication between myself and the teachers. Overall this isnt the greatest school for everybody, it just depends on who your child hangs out with, and if they really want to learn. thany-you for reading this comment.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2009
Im an 8th grader at leonard and i think the school is okay. It has a lot of honors classes but the teachers dont seem to care. The office is even worse because they never pay attention. The other activities are good amd there arent a lot of clicks in this school anymore. I wouldnt reccomend this school for your first choice.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2009
Amazing teachers!! The staff is on top of the students and take the time to meet with you.

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August 25, 2009
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May 21, 2009
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February 09, 2009
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November 07, 2008
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October 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2008
I really don't like Leonard. I don' thin we get the right education we need.

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2008
This school is not very good. Me, being alummini of Westpark Elementry School thought this place was going to be decent in comparison to my previous school, well, it wasn't. Tensions are high, especialy racial, and the teachers just don't really care. I, myself try to keep out of trouble, but still, when it surrounds you, it's kinda hard. Word of advice, be in the right place and the right time, or else you're gonna pay.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 10, 2008
After moving to this district I was disapointed when within 3 weeks of school starting my son had been attacked on the school grounds by 4 other students hitting him over the head with lunch boxes. The students said it was 'NEWBIE grilling'- the administration said ' we have had problems before school last year we will look in to it'. Since we were new and couldn't give names of the offending students there was no disciplinary action. It wasn't until my son came home bleeding that the administration actually called a child into the office and then they said ' it is a first offense so we will let him know if this continues he will have a citation'. As a result we are moving since my child cannot go to school without fear!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
Just toured the school as a prospective student in the Deaf Ed program for my child. Seems to be okay, for the Deaf. We experienced a warm welcome but I couldn't get over the fact that several boy students in the 'strict' Junior Cadet program (JROTC) had their pants sagging so low that they performed poorly when marching and were scolded for improper steps. And that's supposed to be a disciplinary/military type elective....hmmm. Not quite convinced to send my son there...guess I'll keep lying about our address to attend a great school elsewhere...shhh!

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January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
Just had two days worth of fights. Very poor communication with the teaching/office staff. Two 'good' schools with the rest being very bad schools feed into LMS, so there are some rough kids there. Locks from lockers getting stolen as well as school supplies, football equipment and anything else that isn't bolted down. Looks to be plenty of extra curricular activities and the parent involvement is pretty good for the most part. Personally, I would love to remove my child from this school, but unfortunately that isn't an option right now.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
I am a proud parent of a child who attends Leonard Middle School. My son is in the 7th grade. I just left a team meeting with every single one of his teachers and they have a fabulous, on task staff. I am very greatful for thier level of concern and awareness of middle school students in this day and age. Parents, work with the staff, they are happy and excited to work with you to attain success for your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
I have 3 kids, 2 of which have attended Leonard. One is at Western Hills now and my daughter is an eighth grader at LMS. I agree that this school is very clickish, however most schools are to a certain degree. I feel that the biggest problem at Leonard is the attitude of the office personal and administrative faculty. My experience is that they have no initiative to go the extra mile and act as though we as parents should just accept whatever we can get out of them. The overall theme at LMS seems to be very negative. However, my kids have not had any major problems like some children and I believe that keeping your kids in sports, band, etc... is the key to avoiding some problems. Keep them busy.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
I will think long and hard before sending my youngest to this school because any child that has learning problems or tends to be more sensitive may be in real trouble at this campus.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
I am student who goes there. This is a very well,safe and kept up school. The teachers and principles ar wonderful!!and that is really hard to get a student to say!! All the extra toutoring they hav eit is wonder ful..they have lucnch and after and befprs school toutoring..i attend all of it...this school is marvelous!!!Oh..in my opinion the choir and music program is wonderful!!!

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
In regard to the September 2006 comment about school uniforms. There is no single act that will eradicate the gang problems in any school but I believe that moving to the school uniforms is a step in the right direction. I do agree however that this school has a lot of major problems and if the parents or guardians of the children become more involved with writing and expressing's there concerns to the FWISD president with a copy to the Leonard principle, then perhaps more will happen at a faster pace. Let's all take an active role towards improving this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I am very disappointed with this school this year. My child is in the 8th grade. The communication is getting somewhat better for information pertaining to all students, but if your child is in certain clubs/sports, the communication is very poor. Every teacher my child had last year is gone this year. Why? Then a week after school begins certain parents receive a letter in the mail about the possibility of moving our children due to low performance of the school. Why not correct the problems at hand. My child is an honor student, but I wonder if the schooling was better, would she be challenged more? I am looking at private schooling as well. The issue with school uniforms being changed, this has not stopped the gang problem one bit. I am worried about my child and others!

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August 02, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2006
The school is a wide mix of people, both in ethnicity and socioeconomically. I am concerned when I visit the school because of the things that I hear in the hallways. I am looking for a private school for my children, because I am concerned about the safety and well being of my children and I am doubtful that Fort Worth ISD is doing all they can to protect my children. The 'no child left behind' philosophy certainly does not apply to children in this school system. Very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
Awful! The parent/teacher communication is completely missing! I have to beg for information regarding my child. The academics are pathetic and I get the impression that no on at that school cares about my child!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2005
I have had 2 kids go through LMS and it would definitely be my choice for FWISD middles schools. My oldest chose another school so I do have experience with schools other than LMS. This is a safer school with higher parental involvement than most. The majority of the teachers are excellent as well as the administrative and office staff, in fact I feel that the questionable teachers are now gone. Extracurricular activities are plentiful and fun for the kids. An overall great experience for my kids!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
I was less than impressed with Leonard Middle School. The pricipal and 7th grade assistant principle were replaced before my daughter returned for 8th grade. The band program was very good, but acedemics are not a strong point from what I saw my daughter working on. It was like pulling teeth to receive more frequent progress reports than the standard number grades sent via mail. The school seems to struggle with violence occasionally due to the gang representation. I did not feel that I could get a consistent 'support system' from the faculty at this school. I work full time and am as involved as I am able to be during the school year, but even email correspondence was difficult to obtain on a regular basis from anyone at this school. I have more to say than there is space available.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2005
From my experience this is a very clickish school. There are alot of gang members at this school and alot of violence. I have a child at this school and I dont feel safe while he is there. I worry about him everyday. There are Fort Worth police at this school most of the day, but even then things happen. I dont recomend anyone sending their child to this school. I have even heard from teachers that the people in the office dont dicipline the students very well. What happend to zero tallerence?

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2004
This school is okay. It provides the basic needs for your child. It has honors classes and some after school programs but is not especially great compared to other schools.

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August 31, 2003
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Leonard Middle School
8900 Chapin Road, Fort Worth, TX  76116
(817) 815-6200
Last modified Leonard Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Leonard Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top