Compare T A Howard Middle School with Cross Timbers Intermediate

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 T A Howard Middle School, which is a part of MANSFIELD ISD, with Cross Timbers Intermediate, which is a part of MANSFIELD ISD, we noted a wide disparity in ratings.

T A Howard Middle School’s regular student population is 746 with a 13.7 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Cross Timbers Intermediate is 698 students and a 14.5 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

T A Howard 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 74 in student achievement, 81 in school progress and 76 in closing performance gaps. It scored 80 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, Cross Timbers Intermediate not rated a State accountability rating due to the on-going impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
B
Good
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74
Student Achievement
81
Student Progress
76
Closing Performance Gaps
80
Overall
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Not Rated
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.

Distinction Designations for T A Howard Middle School and Cross Timbers Intermediate are not applicable as neither one earned a recognition for outstanding achievement in seven categories.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
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T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics

Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, African Americans comprise the biggest group at T A Howard Middle School. They make up for 41.29% of student population, followed by Hispanics (27.08%), Whites or Caucasians (18.77%), Asians (6.97%), Two or More Races (5.09%) and Native Americans (0.67%).

The student population at Cross Timbers Intermediate is also predominantly by African Americans at 39.26%, followed by Hispanics (24.07%), Whites or Caucasians (23.78%), Asians (6.16%), Two or More Races (6.16%) and Native Americans (0.14%).

Based on household incomes, the T A Howard Middle School’s economically disadvantaged students is slightly lower at 60.59% compared to 66.62% at Cross Timbers Intermediate.

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, T A Howard Middle School has a higher number of English Language Learners comprising 10.19% of its student population compared to 10.46% at Cross Timbers Intermediate.

T A Howard Middle School’s bilingual students comprise 10.19%, gifted and talented students, 7.10%, while 13.94% are in the special education program. Cross Timbers Intermediate bilingual students comprise 10.46%, gifted and talented students, 6.59%, and 14.76% are in the special education program.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001

Racial/Ethnic Groups

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Total Students 746
African American 41.29% (308 students)
Hispanic 27.08% (202 students)
White 18.77% (140 students)
Asian 6.97% (52 students)
Native American 0.67% (5 students)
Two or More Races 5.09% (38 students)
Total Students 100.00% (746 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 60.59% (452 students)
Limited English Proficiency 10.19% (76 students)
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Total Students 698
African American 39.26% (274 students)
Hispanic 24.07% (168 students)
White 23.78% (166 students)
Asian 6.16% (43 students)
Native American 0.14% (1 student)
Two or More Races 6.16% (43 students)
Total Students 100.00% (698 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 66.62% (465 students)
Limited English Proficiency 10.46% (73 students)

Program

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Bilingual 10.19% (76 students)
Gifted & Talented 7.10% (53 students)
Special Education 13.94% (104 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.84% (14 students)
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Bilingual 10.46% (73 students)
Gifted & Talented 6.59% (46 students)
Special Education 14.76% (103 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 2.08% (15 students)
Staff Profile

T A Howard Middle School's 54 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.7 years. Teachers at Cross Timbers Intermediate, numbering 48 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 9.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 15.6 years.

Of its teaching staff, T A Howard Middle School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has eight teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 15 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 12 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 14 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including four beginning teachers. Cross Timbers Intermediate has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has 13 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 18 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, six teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while ten teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including one beginning teacher only.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At T A Howard Middle School there are 36 female teachers and 18 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, nine special education teachers are being assisted by four teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

At Cross Timbers Intermediate there are 42 female teachers and six male teachers. Of its teaching staff, seven special education teachers are being assisted by three teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and five more working as school support staff.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001

Experience

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Over 30 years 0.92% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 15.23% (8 teachers)
10 - 20 years 28.26% (15 teachers)
6 - 10 years 22.02% (12 teachers)
1- 5 years 26.42% (14 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 7.16% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.7 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.6 yrs
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Over 30 years 2.07% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 27.80% (13 teachers)
10 - 20 years 36.51% (18 teachers)
6 - 10 years 11.62% (6 teachers)
1- 5 years 19.92% (10 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 2.07% (1 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 15.6 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 9.6 yrs

Teacher Type

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Female Teachers 66.24% (36 teachers)
Male Teachers 33.58% (18 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 4
Edu Aids 4
Special Education 9
Cross Timbers Intermediate
2934 RUSSELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Female Teachers 87.14% (42 teachers)
Male Teachers 13.07% (6 teachers)
School Admin 2
School Support 5
Edu Aids 3
Special Education 7
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