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Midway Middle School given 'School to Watch' recognition

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Midway Middle School is one of about 30 campuses across the state to be designated as a School to Watch.

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals have given Midway Middle School and Midway ISD the distinct honor. They join nearly 480 schools across 17 states that are recognized.

The school’s strong leadership, teachers working to improve curriculum and instruction, and commitment to bring continuous improvement were among the reasons the campus was selected.

Herb Cox, the principal at Midway Middle School says the team he has worked very hard each day to make sure they are pushing the boundaries of what can be done in education.

“It’s very humbling, it’s a great honor. But it makes us feel like, this just solidifies for us the fact that we’re doing some things at very high levels here, and we’ve been doing them for a while,” Cox said.

Schools receiving the School to Watch recognition are designated for three years and then must demonstrate progress on specific goals to be re-designated. The program requires schools to identify strengths and focus on areas of continuous improvement during that time.

Midway Middle School will be recognized at the Making Middle School Matter Symposium in Austin in March and in Washington D.C. at the National Schools to Watch Conference in June.

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