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Keller Middle School making big changes

Posted: 6:45 AM, Aug 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 15:23:15-04

One of the schools that will benefit from our Supplies for Success Drive is Keller Middle School.

The middle school was once known for its troubling behavior. But in the last 3 years, the school's employees have been turning things around with a new set of lesson plans.

And this year, they will begin teaching kids how to code in the school's 5 computer labs.

It's all part of a program to push more STEM-related classes for students.

It's different but it's what the kids want.

Students at the school last year took a survey about what they want to learn at the school.

The school has seen big changes in the last few years. Assistant Principal Tati Hadavi and Principal Debbie Brockett were dealing with major behaviour issues just 3 years ago.

A lot of that has been taken care of and now the school is focusing more on academics. 

More than 80 percent of the students at the school receive free lunches or a reduced lunch. 

And this year, the school will have dozens more new students because a nearby school was turned into a magnet school.