DOUGLAS BENOLD MIDDLE SCHOOL

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3407 NORTHWEST BLVD
GEORGETOWN, TX 78628
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Phone: 512-943-5090
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Georgetown Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 283.3
  • Number Students: 850
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5316
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Leslie Michalik
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (12 ratings)
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    School Reviews (7 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-05
    "I've been a teacher at Benold for several years. I adore my principal and teaching colleagues but I have had it with the central administration. Things are bad for teachers here, but in a way that harms our students. We used to be able to meet together daily and devise strategies to help our struggling learners. We no longer have that option since the district cut our planning time in half. Also, the district is pushing student data as if it is the panacea to all of our problems. Like never before, we are now expected to teach to the test. Our superintendent is oblivious to anything going on (and likely prefers it that way), since the person in charge of the middle schools only paints the picture for him that she wants him to see. Not that it matters since the superintendent has said many times "If you don't like it here--leave." Never mind that some of us have constructive ideas, based on years of experience, that we would like to implement. Speak up and get reassigned to teach at the alternative campus. Such leadership! As a previous reviewer stated: avoid GISD at all costs! Go to nearby districts where people matter. Dozens of former GISD teachers already have."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-02
    "I have an 8th grader at Benold and an older child at GHS. Georgetown middle schools used to be awesome. Up until 3 years ago, teachers had the time to get to know the students. Then the district gutted the teaching and support staff for the entire district. On top of this the district office went from being a support system for teachers to enforcing compliance with directives led by the middle school asst superintendent. It is not a happy place and as a parent I can tell. There's nothing wrong with Benold that a change in superintendents wouldn't solve. When my older child went here (under the current principal), Benold was a wonderful school. If my youngest wasn't already in 8th grade, I would be sending her to a local charter school instead. GISD is rotten from the top down. Move to Leander or Liberty Hill instead. You won't regret it and your children will thank you for it later."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-07
    "Being a student at Georgetown High School now, I decide to share what it's like to attend Benold. Awful, absolutely awful. The students act like animals with no level of maturity at all. More students are getting involved with drugs and alcohol at this school, all throughout the year you hear of how so and so got arrested or sent to GAP for doing drugs in the bathroom or having possession of alcohol in school. The students disrespect the teachers and any authority at Benold regardless of the consequences. The administration is doing an awful job at keeping the students under control; students should be suspended if they do drugs or alcohol in school, and if they still continue to be a disturbance they should be expelled. Take advice from someone who has had to live through this school and do yourself and your kid a favor; DON'T choose this school! It's a awful experience that may get your kid into some bad stuff. Choose Forbes or any other middle school."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-29
    "Benold is an excellent school. The administration cares about kids and the counselors are fantastic! The current assistant principals have been there now three years so turnover does not seem to be an issue as suggested by others. Students are provided many academic & extra curricular opportunities! If you want a campus that takes care of students, Benold is for you!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-12
    "I would NOT recommend this school to anyone. The administration is scary. They can't even keep assistant principals for a full year. Ask those assistants why they left. The only middle school I would rated highly is Forbes due to their outstanding principal and assistants. If are looking to move to Georgetown, if you can afford to live elsewhere, do it."
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