About

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Sam Houston Middle School
2232 Sussex Dr.
Garland, TX 75041

Phone: 972-926-2640
Fax: 972-926-2647
Email: A043@garlandisd.net

Year opened: 1960
Enrollment: 1066

School hours

8:50 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Principal

Don Hernandez

Ratings & reports

For the most current ratings and reports, reports and performance planning, visit our school profile page on the district website.

Mission statement

The Sam Houston faculty and staff, in partnership with our students, parents, and the community, will establish meaningful relationships with each other to encourage all students to build strong social and academic foundations so that students have the necessary skills for college and career readiness for real-world endeavors.

Achievements

  • 2014-2016 PTA School of Excellence
  • 2016 Superior Awards for Band and Choir
  • 100% passing rate on the 8th grade Algebra 1 End of Course Exam

2015 awards

  • 100% passing rate and 45% commended on the 8th Grade Algebra 1 End of Course Exam
  • Secondary PTA Principal of the Year, Mr. Don Hernandez
  • Gold CoolClix Award for the SHMS website

2014 awards

  • 97% passing rate 8th Grade Algebra 1 End of Course Exam
  • Highest PTA Membership Percentage Increase
  • Sliver CoolCilx Award winner for the SHMS website
  • SHMS Theatre received the rating of a "1" at the Middle School Theatre Festival

2013 awards

  • GISD Art Show: Librarian AwardRibbon and Superintendent Award Ribbon
  • Pilot School for the ELAR Spring Board Curriculum
  • 100% passing rate 8th Grade Algebra I End of Course Exam
  • SHMS Theatre received the rating of a "1" at the Middle School Theatre Festival

2012 awards

  • 100% passing rate 8th Grade Algebra I End of Course Evaluation
  • 100% acceptance into the IB Programfor Advanced Art Students
  • SHMS Theatre received the rating of a "1" at the Middle School Theatre Festival

Previous awards

  • 2011 TEA Recognized Rating
  • 2010 Tabula Digita Math District Champions
  • 2009 Tabula Digita Math District Champions
  • 2009 Tabula Digita Math National Multiplayer Tournament Champions
  • 2008-09 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Inauguration
  • 2007-08 First year inducted into National Junior Honor Society
  • 2006 District Football Champions
  • 2004 Regional ACPEN Super Quiz Bronze Medalist
  • 2003 Regional ACPEN Super Quiz Bronze Medalist