Photo courtesy of Louise Boll

Forest Meadow Junior High is having quite the year following the release of school ratings in August. The school earned a score of 86, or a ‘B’ rating— the highest for secondary schools in Richardson ISD.

To celebrate, Forest Meadow staff are encouraging students to go a step further toward achieving an ‘A’ next year with the #90 hall. The #90 hall is a symbol of commitment to the school’s goal and will have the signatures of students on the concrete floor.

“We intend to achieve the score of 90 by intentionally designing engaging lessons and activities for all students, incorporate small groups and meet our students where they are. It is our intention to grow every student at least one year, regardless of where they come to us at. The FMJH feeder elementary schools have made our jobs so much easier by preparing our students for the challenges of advanced classes and we cannot wait to watch our students grow and achieve #90,” Principal Susan Burt said in an announcement.

Additionally, Richardson ISD campuses were able to earn the following distinctions from the Texas Education Agency:

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
  • Academic Achievement in Science
  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
  • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress
  • Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps
  • Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus)

Forest Meadow was the only school in the district to achieve all seven. The ratings of other campuses in Richardson ISD can be found at

Photo of the #90 hallway

Photo of the #90 hallway floor