History of Watauga Middle School
WARRIOR PRIDE: WORKING TOGETHER FOR SUCCESSWatauga, TX 76148Phone: 817-547-4800Fax: 817-581-5369
School Information:Grade levels: 6,7,8Student Population: 715Mascot: WarriorsColors: Green & White
Administrators:Principal Shannon SheddAssistant Principal Mike DrysdaleAssistant Principal Tara Thomas-Worthen
Mission StatementThe mission of Watauga Middle School, is to ensure student success at their highest potential to prepare them for global citizenship through a cooperative effort among school leaders, parents and students, as distinguished by outstanding academic, athletic and fine arts achievement.
Our VisionWatauga Middle School will provide innovative instruction in every class to empower exceptional students ready for an ever-changing society.
Core BeliefsStudent-centered, Diverse, Rigorous: Watauga Middle School
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Watauga Junior High School first opened its doors in 1968 with James Niendorff at the helm as principal. Four hundred and forty students roamed the halls at that time. In 1988, the year before Watauga Jr. High changed to Watauga Middle School, there were 1000 students enrolled. That year (1988) Watauga was the largest school in BISD. The faculty has almost tripled since 1968 as well increasing from 22 teachers to 59 in 1988. Today more than 65 teachers/staff are employed here to educate the 715 students. In 1989 along with the name change to Watauga Middle, came the introduction of 6th grade into the school as the 9th graders moved into the high schools. Over the years, there have been several renovations and additions to the original building. The latest was completed in 2016 with the addition of five state of the art science labs.