Academic Performance

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  Our Bassett Middle School family welcomes you and your child. We are committed to high academic and behavioral expectations for our students.  We have two major initiatives this year to support continued progress in each of these areas.

Over the last year, we have participated in a positive and powerful character education program. We hope to build on this foundation by communicating very specific behavioral expectations and common language throughout all classrooms, buses, hallways, cafeteria and school areas.

We are using the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports approach (PBIS) to communicate our school-wide behavioral expectations. Our staff will model, teach, practice, reinforce and re-teach our behavioral expectations.

Another major middle school initiative this year is the implementation of a schedule that supports uninterrupted instruction in the language arts and math classes to include an intervention/extension (I/E) period for each grade level. This new schedule will ensure time for remediation and lesson extensions for every child according to his/her need. We are hopeful that by working together at each grade level and using all support personnel to this end we can better differentiate instruction for all of our students.

We are a learning community here. We will continue to research and implement best practices as we partner with parents to serve our students to the best extent we can.

Thank you for your partnership. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me or our Parent Involvement Assistant, Patricia Corona at (915) 236-6350.  We look forward to a year of growth at Bassett Middle School and your active participation in your child’s education.  Go BASSETT HOUNDS!



Michelle Kirkland
Interim Principal              


Student Success Initiative (SSI)

SSI was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics. Students in the 8th grade are required to pass the STAAR in order to be promoted to high school. Students will have 3 opportunities to pass. If the student does not pass, they will be retained.

Parents, encourage your child to read at home, find ways to incorporate math in everyday situations (budgeting, tax and tip, estimating time and distance), and keep in contact with you child's teachers.