Houston Middle School (Irving, Texas)

Houston Middle School (Irving, Texas)

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Houston Middle School (Irving, Texas)

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Houston Middle School is a public middle school in Irving, Texas established in the IISD. It provides education material for students in grades 6 - 8 within the school's boundaries. The school was named in honor of Sam Houston, a 19th century statesman, politician, and a soldier.

In 2009, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.

History

August, 1976. As the United States celebrated its bicentennial, residents of northwest Irving celebrated the opening of Sam Houston Junior High, the sixth junior high school in Irving ISD. The school became a showplace for visitors, having won the Texas Architectural Excellence Design Award for its groundbreaking, innovative, and functional design. Its open concept was accented by the beauty of multi-levels connected by easy access ramps, and its design incorporated the most current architectural ideas and standards. As first generation Houston Texans, forty-nine teachers were charged with the task of creating the most successful learning environment possible for more than one thousand students.

Led by principal Jack Singley, the fledgling school proudly embraced its patriotic school colors (red, white & blue), its athletic teams, its organizations and its up-to-date philosophy of team-teaching in an open concept setting. With the school year divided into trimesters and with seventy-minute periods, students were able to take multiple elective classes.

In 1979, the...
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