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Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

When we compared Blalack Middle School, which is a part of Carrollton-farmers Branch ISD, with Bush Middle School, which is a part of Carrollton-farmers Branch ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

Blalack Middle School’s regular student population is one with a 15.7 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Bush Middle School is 677 students and a 15.2 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
Blalack Middle School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 85 in student achievement, 89 in school progress, and 72 in closing performance gaps. It scored 84 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Bush Middle School garnered a State accountability rating of C. The school posted 76 in student achievement, 80 in school progress, 74 in closing performance gaps and 78 overall in post-secondary readiness.
B
Good
  4/5
85
Student Achievement
89
Student Progress
72
Student Achievement
84
Overall
C
Average
  3/5
76
Student Achievement
80
Student Progress
74
Student Achievement
78
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

It is in this area where the two schools differ. Except for Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Blalack Middle School earned 3 out of seven distinctions. Bush Middle School’s four out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Social Studies, post-secondary and 25% closing performance gaps.
3/7
Based on 2019
85STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
4/7
Based on 2019
76STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at Blalack Middle School. They make up for 46.07% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (23.66%), African Americans (13.70%), Asians (12.36%), Two or More Races (4.02%) and Native Americans (0.19%).

At Bush Middle School, African Americans are the biggest group, comprising 45.35% of student population, followed by Hispanics (23.93%), Asians (13.88%), Whites or Caucasians (11.67%), Two or More Races (4.87%) and Native Americans (0.30%).

Based on household incomes, Blalack Middle School’s economically disadvantaged students are slightly lower at 58.62% compared to 61.74% at Bush Middle School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Blalack Middle School and Bush Middle School have no English Language Leaners or ELLS.

Blalack Middle School’s bilingual students comprise 19.54%, gifted and talented students, 10.25%, while 13.41% are in the special education program. Bush Middle School bilingual students comprise 8.71%, gifted and talented students, 9.75%, and 12.11% are in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 1,044
African American 13.70% (143 students)
Hispanic 46.07% (481 students)
White 23.66% (247 students)
Asian 12.36% (129 students)
Native American 0.19% (2 students)
Two or More Races 4.02% (42 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 58.62% (612 students)
Limited English Proficiency 19.92% (208 students)
Total Students 677
African American 45.35% (307 students)
Hispanic 23.93% (162 students)
White 11.67% (79 students)
Asian 13.88% (94 students)
Native American 0.30% (2 students)
Two or More Races 4.87% (33 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 61.74% (418 students)
Limited English Proficiency 8.86% (60 students)
Program
Bilingual 19.54% (204 students)
Gifted & Talented 10.25% (107 students)
Special Education 13.41% (140 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.50% (16 students)
Bilingual 8.71% (59 students)
Gifted & Talented 9.75% (66 students)
Special Education 12.11% (82 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 2.25% (15 students)
Staff Profile
Blalack Middle School’s 66 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging 8.9 years. Teachers at Bush Middle School, numbering 45 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 6.7 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.1 years.

Of its teaching staff, Blalack Middle School has six teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 21 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 14 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 19 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including seven beginning teachers. Bush Middle School has four teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 14 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 11 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 10 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Blalack Middle School there are 45 female teachers and 22 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, seven special education teachers are being assisted by seven teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and six more working as school support staff.

At Bush Middle School there are 34 female teachers and 11 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, there are five special education teachers and five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs three staff members working for the school administration and five more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 8.73% (6 teachers)
10 - 20 years 31.02% (21 teachers)
6 - 10 years 21.08% (14 teachers)
1- 5 years 29.07% (19 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 10.09% (7 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 8.9 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.1 yrs
Over 20 years 8.54% (4 teachers)
10 - 20 years 31.46% (14 teachers)
6 - 10 years 24.72% (11 teachers)
1- 5 years 21.80% (10 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 13.48% (6 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 10.1 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 6.7 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 67.17% (45 teachers)
Male Teachers 32.83% (22 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 6
Edu Aids 7
Special Education 7
Female Teachers 76.40% (34 teachers)
Male Teachers 23.60% (11 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 5
Edu Aids 5
Special Education 5

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Compare Blalack Middle School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Long Middle School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
1.58 miles
Polk Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
2.97 miles
Perry Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.49 miles
Field Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
5.24 miles
Bush Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
5.28 miles

Compare Bush Middle School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Perry Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.4 miles
Field Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.93 miles
Polk Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.64 miles
Blalack Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
5.28 miles
Long Middle School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
6.06 miles

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