United Middle School

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United Middle School
Location
700 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, TX

Information
Type Public
Established 1971
School district United Independent School District
Principal Rebecca Coss-Morales [1]
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 800+
Color(s) Orange and Blue
Mascot Maverick
Information (956) 473-7300
Website

United Middle School is a middle school located in the northern portion of Laredo, Texas and is a part of the United Independent School District. Enrollment at United Middle school is estimated to be about 900 students. The current campus is overcrowded and a new middle school campus is in the planning stages for the area to relieve United Middle School. The new school is slated to open for the 2009-2010 school year in the current grounds of United High School (Texas) once that school moves into their own new campus.

History[edit]

In 1963, what is now known as United Middle School, opened as United High School (Texas) just as the U.I.S.D was forming. As the population grew, a new campus was needed, and so a new United High School (Texas) campus was built and this one became known as the 8th Grade Campus for U.I.S.D. For ten years, from 1984-1994, nearly all students that were in the 8th grade came to this campus. At the beginning of the 1994-95 school year, there was remodeling done that included adding onto the band hall, and adding a brand new cafeteria on the southeastern side of the second floor facing Del Mar Blvd.

Standardized dress[edit]

Starting in the 2006-2007 school year, students are required to follow standardized dress code provided by the district.

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform. Parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.

Feeder schools[edit]

Feeder elementary schools include:

United Middle feeds into both John B. Alexander High School (75% of students) and United High School (Texas) (25% of students)

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