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    Skyward Family Access Help Documents

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    May 11, 2020



    Dear Reed Panther Parents,

    I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with each of you to ensure that your student is successful both socially and academically this school year. The opportunity to serve the students, teachers, and the community of Reed Middle School is a dream come true. I eagerly anticipate collaborating 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 2019-2020 school year marks my 17th year in education.  Throughout my educational career I have served as Principal, Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Principal, Coach, and Classroom Teacher.

    Our 2019-2020 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. Continuing 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

    Our campus is your campus!  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.



    Estimados Padres de Alumnos Panther de Reed,

    Para mí es un honor, que reconozco con humildad, tener la oportunidad de colaborar con cada uno de ustedes para asegurar que su alumno tenga éxito este año escolar, tanto en lo social como en lo académico. La oportunidad para servir a los alumnos, maestros, y la comunidad de la Escuela Media Reed es un sueño hecho realidad. Espero con entusiasmo colaborar con ustedes para asegurar que cada alumno reciba una educación de calidad en un ambiente seguro, disciplinado, productivo y participativo.

    Me gradúe de Henderson State University donde obtuve mi Licenciatura en Humanidades en el área de Sociología.  En 2003 empecé a enseñar en el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Duncanville en la Escuela Media Reed.  Como estudiante de toda la vida, luego obtuve mi Maestría en Administración Educativa de la University of North Texas. El año escolar 2019-2020 marca mi 17mo año en la educación.  A lo largo de mi trayectoria en la educación he servido de Director, Director Adjunto de Currículo y Enseñanza, Subdirector, Entrenador, y Maestro de Aula.

    En 2019-2020 nos concentraremos en:

    1. Proporcionar para nuestros alumnos un ambiente seguro, disciplinado, productivo y participativo mediante la creación de confianza, estableciendo y fomentando un clima positivo a través de la comunicación abierta y honesta.

    2. Establecer una base para el mejoramiento escolar continuo mediante el estudio de datos para identificar fuerzas y oportunidades para crecimiento, para la escuela y la comunidad escolar.

    3. Crear una cultura de excelencia a través de:

    • Fomentar confianza entre todos los interesados
    • Establecer un compromiso hacia la mejora continua
    • Fijar expectativas altas
    • Celebrar el éxito
    • Retroalimentación abierta orientada hacia las soluciones
    • Trabajo en equipo
    • Concentración impulsada por los datos

    ¡Nuestro campus es su campus!  Será un gusto continuar la gran tradición de la Escuela Media Reed. 

    ¡Siempre es un gran día para ser un Panther de Reed!




    Bryan K. Byrd Jr.




  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year, please click the link below:

    Student Handbook 2019-2020

    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.



School Information

  • Campus Administrators

    Bryan Byrd
    Bryan Byrd, Principal

    Ms. Chambers
    Takyra Chambers, Counselor - 7th Grade

    Delonda Robinson
    Delonda Robinson, Assistant Principal - 7th grade

    Leah Colley
    Leah Johnson, Counselor - 8th Grade


    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
    A Destination campus committed to excellence. 

    School Motto
    Excellence is the Standard 

    Reed Middle School Bell Schedule

     Breakfast   8:30 - 8:50
    1st Period   9:00 - 9:50
    2nd Period   9:54 - 10:44
    3rd Period 10:48 - 11:38
    4th Period 11:42 - 1:23
        A lunch 11:42 - 12:13
        B lunch 12:17 - 12:48
        C lunch 12:52 - 1:23
    5th Period   1:27 - 2:42
              SEL   1:27 - 1:52
    6th Period   2:46 - 3:36
    7th Period   3:40 - 4:30
       Tutoring   4:30 - 5:00


School History

  • 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)