Students enrolled 860
School leader TERRI GLADDEN
Transportation options Yes
District Frisco Independent School District
After school Yes

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12499 Independence Parkway
Frisco, TX 75035

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(469) 633-5000
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4 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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October 29, 2014
I am underwhelmed with this school. The counselor and teachers make promises- but do not follow through. The school is disorganized and the office staff all seem to be rude. I am totally amazed this school is rated so high. I feel guilty for the fact I send my child here. There are a couple of great teachers- but overall- the school is lacking.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
Can't wait to get out of here! My daughter was bullied so badly the police had to be called and yet nothing has been done worst of all the other students had been talk to but not the parents. So that said they talk to the students about things behind the doors with out notifying the paretns that is stimply wrong. The administrative are not friendly and are rude and never smile. When I took the morning off work to go speak with an administrator about the issue, so many of them out of the office I was told NO ONE could speak with me that day! AND the principal was sitting in her office the entire time and refused to come out. At some point they gave me the assistance principal to talk to me where I really disliked our confersation since everything that was said and was done was pushed under the mat. All the years this school has been a HUGE disappointment. You don't want to send your kids here. Frisco ISD might have other good schools but this really is NOT one of them!!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
Can't wait to get out of here! I was shocked that this school is rated a 10. We came from a great school in the Klein school district and maybe that's why we were expecting more. This school is so understaffed and disorganized, it's scary. There have been times when I've picked her up for early dismissal and not even asked for an ID but then at the end of year awards they wanted about 300 parents to pile up at the front door to sign in! My daughter was bullied so badly the police had to be called. When I took the morning off work to go speak with an administrator about the issue, so many of them out of the office I was told NO ONE could speak with me that day! AND the principal was sitting in her office the entire time and refused to come out. This year has been a HUGE disappointment and we started a "days left countdown" months before school ended. You don't want to send your kids here. Frisco ISD might have other good schools but this is NOT one of them!!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2012
We moved our daughter here in the seventh grade and we love it. The administration is approachable and communicate often with parents. This is a school that has a place for every child. The athletics program is excellent, the band program is great (a bit time consuming, but great) and the art, computer and robotics programs can't be beat. There could be more diversity, but the school reflects the neighborhoods feeding into it, so you get what you pay for. We haven't experienced any bullying, and the school has a very active anti-bullying program in place. Academically, our daughter is in all pre-ap classes, and stays challenged, yet maintains straight A's. We would love to move again to live somewhere a little less right-wing, but we will stay for the outstanding schools. Roach is worth staying for.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
This school ranks high in academic and college preparation courses but lacks in resolving bullying issues. Most of the bullies are on the extra-curricular activities which i feel even gives them more power. Change your policy of bullying! If a bully has more than 10 complaints; do not allow them to represent your school! The administrators know who are the bullies but yet they allow them to continue. Do something because a child hurts someone or themselves.

- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2011
BEST SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT!!! Not to mention friscoisd is also the BEST district in the state! I moved to here from out of state over Christmas break last year, and everyone is loving, caring, and sweet. The students are very welcoming and will be your friend in a snap. It is not too big, but a homey type feeling. The electives are WONDERFUL and the athletics are TREMENDOUS! Especailly in basketbal:) The band/orchestra are also very supportiveand helps you grow unimaginably.Lunch is pretty good, too. SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2010
Worst school everrrrr!!! Just moved and not a good school. They are not welcoming. I have also seen plenty of bullying. Do not go here.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2009
All the teachers I have are great to me, I just wish I could be a better student to them

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
This school is great!! The staff seems to enjoy working here and the principal Mrs. Gladden is awesome. The programs that Frisco has brought in are amazing and really go a long ways to help support us in raising great kids!! The most recent being Rachel's Challenge! We have been very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2008
The teachers are very nice, and are very helpful to others! But some are very strict, other wise, i love this school!

- submitted by a student
December 24, 2007
I set up a conference with my son's teacher and when I went to the conference I just did not get one teacher but I got all of them which was great. It made it very easy to discuss all his subjects in one room instead of having separate meetings. Thanks for making it easy for parents! As a new parent to Roach Middle School they have done nothing but to impress me and my son loves all his teachers! Thank You!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
Great School with very strong leadership team.I continue to be impressed with Roach and feel my (3 currently attending) kids will be ready for High School. My oldest has done well in a Magnet High School partially due to her positive experience at Roach. Nice job, keep it up!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2007
My Daughter goes to this school . Teachers are very nice and kids like them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
Awesome school. Very impressed with the way the school is run.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2006
My son is in the 6th grade at Roach and just loves it! Mrs Tran and Mr Walls are by far a huge hit with the kids. Thanks for doing a great job!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2006
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May 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2005
Beautiful new campus, enthusiastic teachers and a principal that knows what she's doing has made this the best school experience so far. Awesome.

- submitted by a parent
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Roach Middle School
12499 Independence Parkway, Frisco, TX  75035
(469) 633-5000
Last modified Roach Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roach Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top