First look inside Fleming Middle School, the HISD campus KPRC 2 will spend a year chronicling

Fleming is one of 28 labeled as a high-priority campus

HOUSTON – This school year, KPRC 2 is embarking on a project to chronicle a year inside Fleming Middle School on the northeast side of Houston.

KPRC 2 Anchor and Reporter Candace Burns will spend the year telling stories from the perspective of the students, staff and families who make up Fleming and the surrounding community, as they undergo state-mandated reforms.

Fleming Middle School is one of the 28 schools Houston ISD labeled a high-priority campus. It will operate this school year under a reform program called the New Education System - or NES.

On Tuesday, Candace spent the day with Superintendent Mike Miles and other Houston ISD administrators “spot monitoring” NES campuses, including Fleming - which currently holds a “B” rating from the Texas Education Agency.

Fleming Middle School students traditionally transition to Phillis Wheatly, a historically underperforming high school. Wheatley was at the epicenter of the issues that eventually led to the Texas Education Agency’s decision to take over the state’s largest school district reorganize Houston ISD.

Continue to follow the journey on KPRC 2, the KPRC 2+ livestream, and as we take you through the ups and downs of a Houston community’s school year.

Four ways to watch KPRC 2+ anytime

  • Search for the KPRC 2+ app on your smart TV or streaming device - including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Google TV.
  • Get the new KPRC 2+ mobile app - which is free to download in the App Store or on Google Play.
  • Look for the KPRC 2+ livestream in the “Watch Live” section of the Click2Houston news app.

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