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1575 Chantilly Lane
Houston, TX 77018

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(713) 613-2505
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November 05, 2015
The school buildings are falling apart. leaks everywhere. the garden is just dirt and weeds. all the classrooms we visited had substitute teachers. too many fights and unruly behavior form students kissing in front of teachers and parents. a total disaster.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2014
Frank Black Middle School is propagated on lies aimed at getting white middle class families into the school (see the post below), and disenfranchised minorities out. There is no actual emphasis on the "whole child," rather the entire emphasis of the school is on getting high enough test scores to keep the current folks in power. This school can be summed up in a few words: sorry administrative staffing, large class sizes (30 plus), high teacher turnover, low level instruction, lack of discipline, and low accountability.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
The Principal, Ms. Jao listens to the parents and is a fierce advocate for her students and their rights to have fantastic teachers, academics and one of the most comprehensive sports offerings around....they could model a standard that would benefit all of HISD. In addition, the teachers are amazing and have gone above and beyond to guarantee their students successes.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2013
As a 2006-2009 'student', I was here when the 'changes' started to happen. Let me tell you about these changes. No more field trips, less food to choose from in the cafeteria ( I remember how a teacher wanted me to eat things I REALLY didnt wanted to, and even stalked me to my car to tell on my parents), GOOD teachers dismissed to make room for MORE UNCARING teachers, and they also cutted down the # of ESL program classes forcing ESLs to take normal classes when some were obviously not ready yet. I was also bullied in 8 grade both by students and some teachers, I recall a Mr.Raimen he teached pre-algebra and never helped me out if I had questions and then had the guts to show and mock my bad test results in front of the class. The atmosphere at this 'school' is dull and void, you see it with different uniforms and colors on the outside, but its still the same on the inside. I think both the teachers and students here need a counselor. Kids are at that stage where they want to be understood but all these teachers do is yell and embarrass them. Hence they rebel. Overall bad excuse of a school. It may be late, but I fell like this is something that needs to be known. Beware!

- submitted by a community member

October 05, 2013
I have been so impressed with Frank Black Middle School and the quality of the principal and of the teachers. Frank Black Middle School has hard-working caring teachers. My child has blossomed in this environment and we could not be happier with the quality of education that is being offered. Furthermore, there are tons of clubs and afterschool sports not to mention the Vanguard program and AP classes. This school has really turned the corner and is becoming a great school.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2011
FBMS is a great middle school with a wide variety of athletic programs, excellent academics including a Vanguard program and strong and developing programs in the Arts. It provides a excellent, well-rounded education for kids on a spacious and recently upgraded campus.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2011
An amazing transformation is underway at Frank Black Middle School. There is good leadership from the principal and assistant principals. The faculty is talented and dedicated. There has been outstanding progress regarding discipline issues. The school has some great assets and physical renovations are starting. Community support is growing dramatically. Improvement at the school is accelerating at an exceptional rate.

- submitted by a community member

October 29, 2010
school year 2010-2011 off to a great start. teachers are happy with their class sizes and have the support of principal and office staff. Principal encourage parents to attend school conferences and school events. Lots of new events this year with teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2009
Wonderful start for this year 2009-2010. Looking forward to being more involved for the next two years.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2009
Black MIddle School has been on the right track for the last few years. They have been steadily improving and I have been impressed with this year especially. The discipline level of the school has seen the most growth, and I am confident that the students are learning every day.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2007
There has been a big improvement in behavior at this school this year. The hallways are now clear and orderly, and the classrooms look like good learning environments. The 6th graders are in an academy setting.

- submitted by a community member

November 12, 2006
The lack of discipline on campus has destroyed the learning environment. Hallways are chaotic and loud. Currently, this school is simply not a good place for good education.

- submitted by a teacher

November 12, 2006
My child is zoned for this school and like so many other parents in my neighborhood who also have children zoned for Black Middle, we would rather die than expose our children to this toxic mess they actually have the gall to call a school. What are they teaching there? Nothing apparently. No foreign language, except Spanish--most middle schools offer at least French or German. No honor classes, no advanced math, nothing. What I see everyday are wild kids streaming out of that school and running through the neighborhood like banshees, destroying yards, calling out ugly names, and showing no respect for anything. What happened to citzenship and responsibility?

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2006
I am a new teacher at Black Middle School, and the problem in the past began when there were teachers at the school who could not relate to the minority population, those who barely cared, or had little clue on how to discipline these type of students. My classroom is organized, fun, thought-provoking, and forward-thinking. Fights everyday? No. Not at all. My classroom is clean (no grafitti, plus I clean it once a month), I update all of my wall decor constantly, and students' learning follows the mandated hands-on, active learning that our society calls for now-a-days. There are many new teachers at Black Middle School this year, including a new and brilliant principal, who are young, vibrant, and are personally knowledgeable of the environment our students experience everyday.

- submitted by a teacher

November 29, 2005
I personally hold this school responsible for my son's current distaste for school. Once a gifted student, Black Middle School teachers and administrators killed any desire to learn. He felt unsafe while at school due to gang activity that is basically ignored. The teachers spend their time screaming at the kids instead of teaching them. The only good program is the Kickstart Karate Program. There is NO parental involvement at all. Bottom line, dangerous, uncaring teachers, administrators and parents. Do your child a favor and run away as fast as you can.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2005
very scary. some good teachers stuck in this mess.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2004
I dont think that black is a good school because the kids there do not know how to behave and there are fights every day!

- submitted by a parent
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Black Middle School
1575 Chantilly Lane, Houston, TX  77018
(713) 613-2505
Last modified Black 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.
Black Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top