Last updated: October 19, 2018
At Watkins Middle school, through our Professional Learning Community, our mission is to:
Band, Orchestra, Choir 6, Theatre Arts 6, or a 3-part rotation of Art, Music, Theatre Arts/Speech
Art Design, Art, Advanced Art, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Reading, Spanish IA*, Spanish I*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, French IA*, French I*, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
Mathematics (either 8th-grade math or Algebra I*)
Art Design, Art, Advanced Art, Art I*, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Advanced Speech, Reading, Spanish IB*, Spanish I*, Spanish II*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, Spanish for Native Speakers IVAP*, French IB*, French I*, French II*, Technology Education, Introduction to Web Mastering, Introduction to Computer Science, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Business Information Management I*, Principles of Human Services and Hospitality/Tourism*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
High School credit will be awarded for the courses indicated. Students must qualify before enrolling.
1380 students as of September 15, 2018
Named for the former principal of Cypress-Fairbanks High School, Carlos Watkins Junior High School opened its doors in 1982. Mr. Watkins retired as principal of Cy-Fair High school in 1989, but we still look forward to his visits, and each year he honors us by presenting the "Carlos Watkins Scholastic Achievement Award" to the students with the highest grade point averages in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Martha Manson at 281.483.5856.
Community involvement and parental support is vital to the success of our vision and goal to be recognized as an EXEMPLARY school. Working as a partnership, we can share the commitment to create an environment in which every student is successful. Volunteer parents give unselfishly of their time and talents in supporting programs and activities on campus throughout the year. We encourage all parents to be involved in the school experience of their children.
Watkins supports the recommendation made in the Carnegie Report, Turning Points 2000, to provide students with a nurturing network by organizing the student population into small teams. Each team consists of approximately 130 student with 5 core teachers in math, social studies, science, language arts, and reading. Students have the opportunity to build positive relationships with peers and teachers throughout the year. In addition to the regular curriculum, students may choose to participate in extracurricular activities and electives. Electives available to students include: French, Spanish, art, speech, theater arts, choir, orchestra, band, industrial technology, family consumer science, and communication application.
The awards earned by our student are indicative of the strong, well-balanced program of study, which we offer: