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Plano, TX
Students enrolled: 1,318

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5701 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093

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(469) 752-5800
(469) 752-5801
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April 25, 2015
Renner is a good school with potential to be great. The 2013 school year began with a large amount of new staff after the previous principal and assistant principal left. In order to try to establish control, the staff went overboard with rules, constant warnings for students not to be tardy, one way direction for hallways, etc. Things seems to have leveled out a year later. The new principal is very responsive and personable. However, communication needs improvement. Websites are not up to date with the latest schedules and the parent portal is only as relevant as each teacher chooses. Administration needs to focus on weeding out the teachers with bad attitudes before they do lasting damage to students' academic futures and outlook on learning. There also needs to be a greater emphasis on letting students have a little fun. Finally, the athletics program has all new coaches and they are pretty disorganized. They really could use an Athletics Coordinator/administrative assistant of their own to help them coordinate all the details and correspondence that running those programs require.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
My kids really enjoy going to this school. They show school pride and like their teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2015
Renner Middle School is the best thing that happened to me. The principal, Mrs. Sonja Pegram is the best principal I could ever ask for!! The track coach, Coach Francis is the BEST track coach I could ever ask for!! If coming to Renner its so much better when your involved in the school!!! I've been at Renner for 2 years and I'm in the eight grade, parents there will be things that you will not like but always ( I can't stress this enough) LET THE KIDS WORK IT OUT THEMSELVES! Mrs. Pegram is the best principal ever! She comes in the hallways and has conversations with us while walking with us! VERY-FRIENDLY AMAZING LOCATION VERY PROTECTED

- submitted by a community member

July 21, 2014
Don't send your child to this school. Lazy, unresponsive teachers. Some teacher expect students to know everything...

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
Our children had many wonderful teachers, well oiled system and good education. They thrived and made wonderful memories. Teachers and students manage things independently and parents don't feel any pressure, great experience.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2013
Renner is an awesome school. Our kids had a wonderful time here. Renner provides a top notch educational standard, great extracurriculars and an environment to thrive. We can't praise it enough.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2013
Unresponsive staff. I have emailed several times to counselor and administration with slow to zero responses back concerning incorrect class schedule and incorrect information uploaded into the parent portal. Also, the school doesn't communicate with parents for new coming students or 6th grade on class times or bell changes so we can better prepare and organize for our 6th graders. It's like they feel you suppose to know certain things. How can a parent help their child have a smooth year without admin informing them of basic information. I received handouts to initial that read certain items and never received the handouts/rules to do so. I had high hopes coming into this school, but that has passed. If it doesn't get better, I do not plan on having my daughter at this middle school for 7-8 grade. Oh and this back to school bash they had to meet parents was a joke! Several parents stopped and asked me where are the teachers for the students to meet, but that didn't happen. I had a couple of teachers approach me and point out one person to just say hi". No teachers were in the room. This school will get a low score until they implement some improvements.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2012
the teachers are so sweet and l just love renner...alot of drama though. the counceler is amazing and some of the teachers are a little too leniant. at socials (dances) i hear guys are a little touchy though lol...........GREAT SCHOOL OTHERWISE

- submitted by a community member

March 06, 2012
I love going to Renner, it's a wonderful school! There is a great education, great teachers, and an overall great environment!

- submitted by a community member

December 14, 2010
Not satisfied with the school at all or the school district. For our family it is not worth it

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2009
Most of the teachers are great. Counselor and one of the teachers need a bit of work, with communication, and treating people as equal.

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2009
I really love going to RMS, the teachers are nice and are there to support you. The Principal walks and talks among the students. The electives are excellent, this school is going to amaze you all

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 01, 2008
Wonderful school, the staff is friendly and the teacher s are great. I havent ever had any problems with communicating they have always returned my call and/or emailed me back.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2008
Great school! I'm a student, and I wouldn't want to be at any other school in Dallas than Renner! I learn and catch on so fast. The teachers always think of great ways and strategies to make you ace all your test and quizzes. the teachers are so nice and easy to get to know! if you are looking for a middle school in west plano, RENNER IS THE WAY TO GO!

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2008
This school is one of the best in the Dallas metroplex. Whenever my child seems to be struggling, teachers and tutorials are there for her. The school is known for its exemplarily test scores and I am very proud to have my child grow up at Renner.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2008
I really have fun at Renner its a place where I can enjoy myself and talk to my friends between classes!

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2007
Renner Middle School is an outstanding school. The students tend to be very motivated and happy, and just generally nice kids! The teachers are hard-working professionals who truly want the best for the child. The Administration is outstanding; the former principal chosen a regional Principal of the Year. It is a top-achieving school; and students are challenged to become their best. I would say a good 98% of the parents are supportive and involved, (and make the best casseroles for teacher appreciation week!)

- submitted by a teacher

October 07, 2006
Renner Middle School is a tremendous example of why America deserves a voucher system for school choice. Weak administration. Lazy (most)teachers. Teachers pile on homework and expect the parents to partner with them, yet take no responsibility for the child s performance. If your child can march in their Stalinistic system, and if you re prepared to be a full time teacher, your children may do well. Our sons scored 'commended' on the state 'TAKS' test, but are able only to muster by with marginal grades. Grading has much more to do with behavior rather than substance. Mastery of material is secondary to style and teaching to the TAKS test. Having no online system to empower parents with the ability to monitor homework is inexcusable given the tax base in this community.

- submitted by a parent

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Renner Middle School
5701 West Parker Road, Plano, TX  75093
(469) 752-5800
Last modified Renner Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Renner Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top