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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 804

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14240 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

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(713) 251-4600
(713) 251-4615
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June 04, 2015
Bullying is a problem in this school. My child was coming from a private school overseas to this school and I must say that he was bullied weekly sometimes daily, he did not know how to respond, I only found out about it after about 4 months from start of school year. In one instance he was thrown down in the hallway in clear view of a teacher who was standing at the class door, however apparently, the teacher smiled and went into class pretending he did not notice. He was being bullied by the same kids over and over, I went to school a number of times to meet with the class advisor, the student would go to detention for a day or two or had to come to school on Saturday but the incident kept on repeating. I was fortunate because my child’s grade were excellent, I enrolled him in a private school the following year and now he is on his way to MIT. When we sit and talk, he sometimes tells me about what he went through in that school and I am still bothered by what I put this child through on his first year when we relocated to Houston. The academics in this school is just like any other public school, and I do not see what is so great about this school.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2014
This school I would say is pretty moderate, its not great as in bullying means but the teachers are pretty involved. For my child bullying is not very big for him because he stays out of the wrong groups of people, although he sometimes is bullied a bit he always moves on and the next time they try to bully him he knows exactly what to expect, bullies seem to repeat the same insults. Now as for the teachers most are great at what they do and really help the kids out, but some are not just very good with knowing if their kids under stand what they are saying. Over all the school is pretty good and if you don't see any where else that is AMAZING then this school is good for you.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
This school is awesome, I went here in the late 70's and my daughter is starting 6th grade here this year. The people and teachers are very involved in learning, they never failed to amaze me!! :)

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2014
I actually went to the elementary school as a child and hated it. So when my mother moved back to the area after I went off to college, the second she told me she would be enrolling my brother in Spring Forest I literally begged her for weeks to send him anywhere else. He is much less adjusted to fitting in than I was, and I'm a pretty huge outsider. It wasn't even a week before he started getting bullied. It was all verbal at first, so my mom just told him to ignore it, which is advice that I guess the teachers there also follow because even after informing several teachers AND the principal, nobody did a single thing about it. My mother finally did the right thing and pulled him out of the school about a little over a month in because a child took his trash from lunch and trid to shove it into my brothers mouth.

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2013
We have had 3 great years at SFMS. The school is diverse, but has a common culture that shows in almost every student - they're proud of their school! Overall the teachers and staff are wonderful and not only care about educating the kids, but are also concerned with their emotional, social and behavioral growth. My son has had the opportunity to play an instrument in Band, participate in several Athletics programs and join both Student Council and National Junior Honor Society. He's made great friends and I feel, is really prepared for high school. All in all, we think SFMS is a fantastic school and are glad to have it as a part of our community.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2012
VERY DISAPPOINTED! MAJOR PROBLEM WITH BULLYING!!! My daugther is a 7th grader here and has attended since the 6th grade. She has not been HAPPY AT ALL and she wated to move!!! I advisded her that as well that not all schools are perfect and to give it another yr. Wrong choice. She comes home and tells me about fights that happen and school and about girls and boys making out in schools. I ask anout the teachers and she says that sometimes they dont see. So this is a concern and see that this school has no control. You would think because its in a good area it would be a great school. I will be withdrawing my daugther from this school. SHOCKED WHEN A READ ALL THE REVIEWS FROM 2012!!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2012
I agree with the parent with three kids attending SFMS. It is my daughteres first year there and she is not happy with the enviroment. I to told her that there is no such thing as a perfect school. She comes home telling me about fights that occured during the day. I ask her what happened to the students that fight and she said nothing. If this is true it seems this school does not have a handle of its students. It seem very disorganized. There aren't any computers therefore the students are allowed to use cell phones to access the internet. I dont really agree with this. As far as the academic level, she says most of it is a repeat of her last year from her previous school. I told her to try and stick in there and see how the year progress. I hope we made the right choice sending our child here.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2012
NEW FAX #s School Wide: 713-251-4615 Records Only: 713-251-4603 Please update your directories. Thanks! Records Office Spring Forest Middle School

- submitted by a teacher

September 11, 2012
I have three children who attends Spring Forest Middle School (6th, 7th and 8th graders) and they love the teachers at this school. They are very helpful and involved in their students academics. However, my kids want to switch school because of the environment. Students would influence other students to use drugs, engage in sexual activities, start fights, and form cliques. As a parent I explained to my kids that, "there's no perfect school. You may find those same things at another school. It's about knowing who you are and self control in the midst of those destructive behaviors. Kids are going to who they are (because what they learn at home) but you can (by your own upbringing) can be an example by being different and respectful to everybody who are indifferent to you." This is the most of important lesson. So if i am going to move them to another school, It won't be because of the students (because I trust my kids) but it would be about their academic level (whether if they are learning or not) at this school. So far so good! I hope this was helpful. Have a nice one.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2012
Unesserary rules , have to wear uniforms , its not the best school there's always drama . just glad its my last year

- submitted by a community member

February 17, 2012
Bullying problems for my special needs child in 8th grade at this school. Teachers and admin are ok, students - not so much. Anti-bullying initiatives ineffective. Hurtful and disappointing.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2011
I was a student there, until I moved to another school. But I LOVED this school. I had so much fun. The teachers are so helpful. They really care. They help alot, they are funny, and really cool. I dont see how the new school im going to is one of the best schools in houston. The teachers are awful and boring. In Spring Forest, ive had so much fun They have so many fun ways to teach kids. I really miss that school. I would givve anything to go back.

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2010
I'm going there next year and went last year it's the best school!! You find so many friends of all differnt races and backrounds I reccomend you go to SFMS or your child does it's an awesome school!! :))

- submitted by a community member
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November 23, 2009
i was in 6grade last year,but i moved now im in another one, but i really loved sfms it's the best school ever and all of the teachers are really nice and awsome. that was the best school ive ever gone to :)

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2009
My son is in 6th grade at SFMS. He likes school alot and has met alot of new friends. He is in all Pre AP/GT classes and is definitely being challenged academically. There are many extracurricular programs to choose from. We are very impressed with Dr. Bird (the principal) and all of the teachers he has this year. There is alot of parental involvement as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 27, 2008
The school has a topnotch language arts department and an excellent principal!

- submitted by a community member

January 03, 2008
My wife and I are extremely pleased with the teachers and the new administrative staff at Spring Forest Middle School. Our son has been very happy, and we are very satisfied!

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
My son transferred from a private school to SFMS this year (6th grade) after we moved. He is in the G&T program; and I have been very impressed with all his teachers and the academic curriculum. He is learning things I remember studying in college. He is happy in his new environment and enjoys going to school which is the most important thing. One concern I have is that he has relayed to me that he hears a lot of cursing in the hallways from other students. Other than that, the administration seems to have a good handle on discipline matters. There is a dress code which I think helps. Also, it might just be my son, but I think there should be more extracurricular activities offered outside of sports and notification sent home of such activities.

- submitted by a parent

December 27, 2005
Spring Forest is an above averafe middle school but is nowhere near Memorial middle. The academic programs are OK but the LA program is not good. My child didn't learn anything new from 7th to 8th grade. The choir is excellent and sports are average. Parent involvement isaverage too.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2005
great teachers fun for students

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2005
I love spring forest. The whole school is very welcoming and the sports there are awesome.

- submitted by a student

June 20, 2005
This school is a middle of the road school. It's math teachers are pretty good but it's language arts teachers are horrendous. It's extracurricular activities are average and it's parent involvement is mediocre.

- submitted by a parent

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Spring Forest Middle School
14240 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079
(713) 251-4600
Last modified Spring Forest Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spring Forest Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top