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Public middle schools in Fort Worth: What are this year's top rated and most improved?

Public middle schools in Fort Worth: What are this year's top rated and most improved?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

How do the public middle schools in Fort Worth stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

W.P. McLean Sixth Grade Center's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Fort Worth, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 3201 S. Hills Ave., enrolls 516 students. W.P. McLean Sixth Grade Center serves a diverse population: 66% of students identify as Hispanic and 28% identify as white. Niche graded the school a B- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 77% of W.P. McLean Sixth Grade Center's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 76% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 69% in math and 68% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. World Languages Institute saw its overall rating jump from a B to a B+. The school is located at 100 N. University Drive and is a bit smaller, currently serving 298 students, of whom 85% identify as Hispanic.

Niche graded World Languages Institute an A- for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 89%, and reading proficiency was 91%. Its upswing is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 81% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 13% more than the city average.

While some public middle schools in Fort Worth are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Timberview Middle School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Hillwood Middle School, with an A rating overall.
  • Parkwood Hill Intermediate School, rated A overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Fort Worth schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.