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Plano, TX
Students enrolled: 672

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3805 Timberline Drive
Plano, TX 75074

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(469) 752-4600
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 04, 2015
Teachers work collaboratively to ensure each student is academically successful. They spend countless hours preparing for each week. The teachers at Armstrong are very dedicated to their students.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
July 04, 2015
Again, my students have been very successful in school thanks to great teachers. Teachers make sure that the homework is valuable for student success.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
July 04, 2015
The school is an AVID school. All students learn to be tough academically. My two students in high school are being very successful.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
July 04, 2015
The principal has high expectations for all students. The Counselors work very hard to ensure that students are making good decisions while they are growing and maturing.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 04, 2015
They give each student 100% every day. I have had three kids go to Armstrong. It's a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 04, 2015
The school does not tolerate bulky type behavior. Once your student or the parent reports a problem, the school is on it quickly. They work really hard with students and parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2015
The principal, teachers, and counselors have an open door policy. I don't worry about my child because the staff is so inviting and take ownership of every child and family. It is a great feeling know my daughter is in good hands every day. She is being very successful academically. I attribute her success to the staff at Atmstrong.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2015
Armstrong Middle School is a fabulous school in Plano ISD. My son has seen tremendous academic growth over the last few years. The teachers at this school care more than any I have ever seen. The Counselors are always available to work with you and your student during the difficult middle school growing period. In addition to a great overall support system, the school is making incredible academic gains. The school received 4 out of 7 academic distinctions from the State of Texas. The one that clearly out shines the rest is "student progress". Armstrong went from number 10 in the state to number 6 over the last few years. That says a lot about the direction this school is headed. Lastly, you should meet the principal. He is a very energetic all about the students and families kind of guy. No appointments necessary! Great teachers! Great school!

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2014
Armstrong Middle School is one of the best-kept secrets in Plano. Despite the socioeconomic challenges that many students have, Armstrong's population, in general, thrives under the guidance and instruction of some of the most dedicated faculty and staff I've ever encountered as an educational professional. Parents who volunteer -- however infrequently (I work full-time) or frequently -- will be rewarded by the family feeling of Armstrong's PTA, which actively solicits the participation of parents/guardians from all backgrounds. Both of my sons have attended and flourished in the academic and social setting provided by the school. I highly recommend that students seek involvement in Armstrong's outstanding fine arts program. Our athletic teams aren't currently known for winning records, but the athletic staff are nonetheless excellent and absolutely focused on the overall success of the kids. The current principal is a visible and enthusiastic leader. I highly recommend Armstrong as a school and encourage prospective parents to get involved through PTA, even if it is only for a few hours a year.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2013
AVOID this school at all costs! We are only into the second 6 weeks and my child has been repeatedly bullied, had his life threatened, and was beat up by another student. The staff does absolutely nothing! They are more concerned with their reputation and funding to make an actual report.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
Teachers are really great and they should be proud of what they have given these kids . Unfortunately they could use a lot more support and they are not getting even half of what they need.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2013
Fights everywhere, The school has 2 floors as well and a close friend of mine was in a fight where someone tried to push her down the stairs. Not a very friendly environment for a school... I had a horrible experience going there.

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2011
The school is under new leadership! Principal has very high expectations for all students. Staff is really motivated to help all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 11, 2010
The staff at AMS is always willing to help all students be successful academically and socially.

- submitted by a teacher

March 09, 2010
My son has done well in 6th grade. Honors Math is challenging for him (good!). Teachers are good; no complaints. Band program is good; it is a well oiled machine. Diverse population. PTA is dedicated to making the school strong. Staff is friendly and helpful. I have asked my son if he wants to transfer and he does not.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2010
Armstrong, despite it's challenges is a fantastic school. Dedicated teachers, hardworking students and a great PTA make it a success story. Amazing band program. Fantastic Honors for advanced students, and a principal that is passionate about her students that are at risk and disadvantaged make a great school. I am proud to send my children there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 13, 2010
My daughter went to Armstrong; my failure to provide details on rif raff caught her a case in juve. I ended up paying for naive view of where and what girls are up to right now really fast. After it was all over, I did end up with an informed kid who took advantage of drama, choir, and some advanced classes. I guess the school showed up the frailities in what I was passing along but just in time for me to watch and pay attention to who and where and why. It is quite diverse; all kinds make parents so you see how this starts to affect the children at this stage. I moved here from Pflugerville for work. This is still Dallas (real fast) even though it's farther North. Needless to say, my 5th grader does not want to attend Armstrong.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2009
ok where to start my children attended this school,one in 8th grade the other in the 6th.They come home with comlpaints regularly.my children have also been to other schools and this is just the worst one yet they say.Alot of the children attending this school are lets just say 'taking thel ow rode'.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2008
The academics are good at Armstrong. My sonis in Honors and his biggest complaint is that he has had the same Honors math teacher for all 3 years and they are like oil and water. The school has a diverse population. My son loves the band program and sports. I do unfortunately line close to the school and we have alot of problems with the kids afterschool. They tip trash cans, mark up our fences and even steal mail. I have expressed concerns to the school, but they seem limited in what they are willing to do. We also have problems with the parents who drive through the neighborhood. They do not do the speed limit, several of them like to blast their radios starting at 7am and our alley is used as their own personal road so they don't have to wait in the traffic line.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2008
I would not recomend this school. Lots of bullying and vulgar language. I'm seeing on transfering my child.

- submitted by a community member

June 01, 2006
Armstrong is an excellent school. It doesn't matter which component you examine. Because the results are the same...excellence. I am pleased with the academics, extracurricular activities, teachers, safety etc.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2006
My son attended most of 6th grade at this school. The teachers and couselors were great, quick to respond to questions and concerns. I had to request evaluation for Honor's classes though. Excellent Band program and teachers. Parent involvement minimal, common among N. Dallas suburban ISD's. Lots of angry kids acting out on each other. Name calling, bullying and vulgar language reported by my son almost daily. We pulled him out to homeschool.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2005
Overall this is an average school. Many of the teachers I felt were un-happy in their jobs or just plain had been doing them too many years. This school is very diversivied with regards to ethnic background.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2005
Thus far, the academic program seems to be ok, but the fact that physical education was not available to 6th graders each semester seemed very odd to me in light of the childhood obesity epidemic we are currently hearing so much about in the media. It would seem that the importance of this class would be a higher/equal priority.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005
AMS will work for many families; it just did not fit us. My child has a learning difference, and some other issues, which did not make being there a good experience. The administration tried I guess to work with us, but I found them somewhat inflexible in working with us. The teachers were knowledgeable though, and my child enjoyed the music program.

- submitted by a parent

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Armstrong Middle School
3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX  75074
(469) 752-4600
Last modified Armstrong 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.
Armstrong Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top