Reed Middle School

Duncanville Independent School District

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    December 11, 2018


    We value your input!

    We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning survey. The survey has a total of 9 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The last day to complete the questionnaire is midnight on December 14.

    Please select the link below to begin your survey.

    Thank you for taking part in this important initiative.  It is Always a Great Day to be a Reed Panther!


    Bryan K. Byrd Jr.




    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year: Welcome to the Reed Panther family! 


    We look forward to partnering with parents, community members, and all stakeholders to ensure that every student is provided with excellence.  



    1. Parent drop off/pick up is located in the North portion of our building.  7th Grade students will enter the building through the courtyard and enter the South Gym.  8th Grade students will enter the building through the Auditorium doors.  
    2. Campus supervision begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.
    3. Check grades and attendace through Skyward Family Access 


    To read the Reed Middle School student handbook and Tardy Policy for the 2018-2019 school year, please click the link below:

    Student Handbook 2018-2019

    Reed Middle school Tardy Policy


    Free/Reduced meal applications are now available. 

    All parents must apply every year in order for students to receive free/reduced meals.  All students must be enrolled in Duncanville ISD.



Principal Message



    Mr. Bryan Byrd 

    Bryan Byrd


     Dear Reed Panther Parents,

    As the principal of Reed Middle School I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to continue working with each of you to ensure that all students learn. The opportunity to serve the students, teachers, and the community of Reed Middle School is a dream come true. I eagerly anticipate working with you to ensure that every student receives a quality education in a safe, orderly, productive, and engaged environment.

    I am a graduate of Henderson State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.  I began teaching in 2003 in the Duncanville Independent School District at Reed Middle School.  As a lifelong learner I then attained my Master’s Degree of Educational Administration at the University of North Texas. The 2018-2019 school year marks my 16th year in education.  Throughout my educational career I have served as an Interim Principal, Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Principal, Coach, and Classroom Teacher.

    At Reed, our focus will be:

    1. Providing our students with a safe, orderly, productive and engaged environment by building trust, establishing and nurturing a positive climate through open, honest communication.
    2. Establishing a foundation for continuous school improvement by reviewing data to identify strengths and opportunities for growth for the school and school community.
    3. Creating a culture of excellence through:
    • Building trust between all stakeholders
    • Establishing a commitment to continuous improvement
    • Setting high expectations
    • Celebrating success
    • Open solution-minded feedback
    • Teamwork
    • Data-driven focus

    I look forward to partnering with each of you to ensure that your student is provided with a quality education, in a safe, orderly, productive, and engaged environment.  I look forward to continuing the great tradition of Reed Middle School.  It is Always a Great Day to be a Reed Panther!



    Bryan K. Byrd Jr.




    Queridos padres de Reed Panther,

    Como directora recién nombrada de Reed Middle School, me siento honrada y honrada de tener la oportunidad de continuar trabajando con cada uno de ustedes para asegurar que todos los estudiantes aprendan. La oportunidad de servir a los estudiantes, maestros y la comunidad de Reed Middle School es un sueño hecho realidad. Espero ansiosamente trabajar con usted para asegurar que cada estudiante reciba una educación de calidad en un ambiente seguro, ordenado, productivo y comprometido.

    Soy un graduado de Henderson State University donde obtuve una licenciatura en Sociología. Comencé a enseñar en 2003 en el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Duncanville en la Escuela Intermedia Reed. Como aprendiz de por vida, obtuve mi Maestría en Administración Educativa en la Universidad del Norte de Texas. El año escolar 2018-2019 marca mi 16 th año en educación. A lo largo de mi carrera educativa he servido como Director Interino, Director Asociado de Currículo e Instrucción, Subdirector, Entrenador y Maestro de aula.

    Durante el resto de este año escolar y futuros años escolares, nuestro enfoque será:

    1. Brindar a nuestros estudiantes un ambiente seguro, ordenado, productivo y comprometido al generar confianza, establecer y alimentar un clima positivo a través de una comunicación abierta y honesta.
    2. Establecer una base para la mejora continua de la escuela mediante la revisión de datos para identificar fortalezas y oportunidades de crecimiento para la escuela y la comunidad escolar.
    3. Creando una cultura de excelencia a través de:
    • Crear confianza entre todos los interesados
    • Establecer un compromiso con la mejora continua
    • Estableciendo altas expectativas
    • Celebrando el éxito
    • Abrir una opinión con mentalidad de solución
    • Trabajo en equipo
    • Enfoque basado en datos

    Espero con interés asociarme con cada uno de ustedes para asegurar que a su hijo se le proporcione una educación de calidad, en un ambiente seguro, ordenado, productivo y comprometido. Espero continuar la gran tradición de Reed Middle School. ¡Siempre es un gran día para ser una pantera de Reed!


    Bryan K. Byrd Jr.
    Director de escuela


School History

  • Reed


    Reed MS opened in 1955, in the current Duncanville Education Center building (former DHS Annex).  The school moved to its current facility, the former Duncanville HS site, when the high school moved to its new current location in 1965.  The school was named for former superintendent J. Herman Reed (1951-1966) and his wife, former teacher Oleta Reed.  Additions were made to the current Reed building in 1956-59, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1977, and 2000, with renovations in 2004 and 2005.  The school serves grades 7-8.

    J. Herman Reed

    J. Herman Reed became superintendent of Duncanville ISD in September, 1951 and served in that capacity for 15 years.  He was born in Snyder, TX and received both his bachelors and masters degrees from East Texas State Teachers College.  Mr. Reed taught and was principal of schools in Camp and Wood counties before serving with the Navy in WWII.

    After military service, Mr. Reed served as superintendent of schools in Wood and Collin counties before coming to Duncanville.  He was an outstanding educator who worked tirelessly for accreditation for the Duncanville district.  He was awarded the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce in 1958 for his work with the schools of the community.

    When Mr. Reed became superintendent, Duncanville had one school building (now Central Elementary, built in 1929) and a student enrollment of 475.  During his tenure, the district expanded to 3500 students and new campuses were built, including two additional elementary schools (Fairmeadows and Merrifield) and a separate high school which became a junior high school (Reed MS) when the current high school was built in 1965.  Mr. Reed left the district in 1966.

    Mascot:  Panthers (formerly Trojans)


    Colors:  Red, white, and blue (formerly royal blue and white)

School Information

  • 530 E. Freeman St
    Duncanville, TX 75116
    p. 972-708-3500
    f. 972-708-3535

    9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Front office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


    Reed Middle School Mission Statement
    To ensure that all students are provided with a quality education, in a safe, orderly, productive, and engaged environment.


    School Vision

    Writing success stories, one student at a time. 


    School Motto

    Be Great Today...Excellence is the Standard 


    Reed Middle School Bell Schedule

    Tutoring 8:30 - 8:55
    1st Period 9:00 - 9:55
    2nd Period 9:58 - 10:53
    3rd Period 10:56 - 11:51
    4th Period 11:54 - 1:36
      A lunch 11:54 - 12:24
      B lunch 12:30 - 1:00
      C lunch 1:06 - 1:36
    5th Period 1:39 - 2:34
    6th Period 2:37   3:32
    7th Period 3:35   4:30


    Campus Administrators

    Bryan Byrd

    Bryan Byrd, Principal

    Delonda Robinson

    Delonda Robinson, Assistant Principal - 8th grade

    Leah Colley

    Leah Colley, Counselor - 8th Grade

    Rahien Williams

    Rahien Williams, Assistant Principal - 7th grade

    Charna Jackson, Counselor - 7th Grade