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Alma Martinez Intermediate School

Alma Martinez school logo mobile sizeAlma Martinez Intermediate School will serve MISD students in grades 5-6 as one of three new schools opening fall 2021. The new school, part of the May 2017 bond package, will allow the district to better absorb the fast growth in this southern sector.

As the district's seventh intermediate school, Martinez IS will incorporate a STEM and a Fine Arts Academy within a traditional neighborhood school setting. With a housing capacity of 1200 students, Martinez IS will include an 800-student traditional neighborhood school, a 200-student STEM Academy and a 200-student Fine Arts Academy.

Our School Namesake

The new school is named after former educator Alma Martinez. Martinez, the district's first Hispanic namesake, served MISD for 30 years starting as a teacher and working her way up to become a principal at the elementary and intermediate level. Martinez was widely recognized for being a great mentor and having a big heart. The building naming was unanimously recommended by the Facility Naming Committee and unanimously approved by the MISD school board on August 22, 2017.

A new school dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 14 at 10 a.m. Details to follow.

Hello Navigator Country!

We are the Mighty Navigators charting our course for success. As the principal of Alma Martinez Intermediate School, I am beyond excited for the learning adventures we will embark on in August 2021.

Our beautiful school will open with a comprehensive campus for 5th and 6th grade focused on opportunities that engage students in collaborative learning, critical thinking and ways to positively impact our greater community.

We will also have a STEM Academy for 5th and 6th graders with deep alignment to project-based learning and engineering design. Our Fine Arts Academy, which will open with 5th graders in 2021-22, brings a strong integration of the fine arts into all core academic areas as well as expanded fine arts curriculum for our artists to explore. All of these experiences will generate many opportunities for our Navigators to learn, grow and create.

As a school we can do and become so much more when we partner with our community, so if you are a Navigator parent get ready to get involved and join us on our learning adventure to make sure Navigator Country is not a final destination but rather a launching point for life-long learning.

Lea Boiles
Principal, Alma Martinez Intermediate School


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Our Principal

Lea Boiles has 31 years of experience in education. Her first job in education was teaching hearing-impaired middle school students in Fort Worth.

She joined MISD in 2006 as assistant principal at Danny Jones Middle School and was principal of the Innovative Learning Academy at Elizabeth Smith Elementary for the past 10 years.

Boiles was named the principal of Martinez Intermediate at the Dec. 15 regular school board meeting and began her new role on March 31.

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Drive: 2001 Julian Feild Street, Mansfield, TX  76063
Call: 682-320-9250
Email: Contact Principal Boiles

My goal as principal is to bring learning opportunities that not only have a positive influence on students academically, socially and emotionally but also positively impact the community around us. - Lea Boiles, Principal