Our Schools

Charlene McKinzey Middle School

Charlene McKinzey school logo mobile sizeCharlene McKinzey Middle School is one of three new MISD schools opening fall 2021. The new school, part of the May 2017 bond package, addresses the developing growth in the southern and southeastern portion of Mansfield ISD.

The district's seventh middle school will be larger than previous traditional middle schools with a STEM academy and a total housing capacity of 1200 students.

Our School Namesake

The new school is named after former teacher Charlene McKinzey. McKinzey served as an English Language Arts/Reading (ELAR) teacher for 20 years before passing away from pancreatic cancer. She taught at Rogene Worley, T.A. Howard and Brooks Wester middle schools during her teaching career. Those who knew her remembered her for her passion for students and learning. McKinzey was unanimously recommended by the Facility Naming Committee and unanimously approved as the building name by the school board at the August 2017 regular board meeting.

A new school dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m. Details to follow.

Hello Future Golden Lion Families,

As the 2020-21 school year winds down, my hope is that everyone had a fantastic school year! My name is Matt Herzberg, and I am thrilled to be principal at Charlene McKinzey Middle School. I’ve been a part of the Mansfield ISD family since 2008 as a teacher, assistant principal, and most recently, principal at Lillard Intermediate. My wife is a counselor at Mansfield High School, and I have two children. My son is in 2nd grade at the Innovative Learning Academy @ Smith Elementary, and my daughter will start Kindergarten next year.

Welcome to McKinzey! This school is unique in that it is both a neighborhood middle school and a choice school. Think of McKinzey as two schools under the same roof. For all students that live in the attendance zone, you will automatically go to McKinzey for 7th and 8th grade and will experience the same courses and activities that any other district middle school has.

For those students across the district who applied and were accepted, McKinzey is also a STEM Academy. The STEM Academy is for students who are on or above grade level, enjoy collaboration and sharing ideas, have an interest in solving real world problems, and have an interest in STEM subjects.

As we get closer to the 2021-22 school year, I look forward to meeting all the McKinzey families and students! McKinzey was built in an incredible, growing part of Mansfield and I can already tell it will have amazing students and families. I can’t wait for this school to open and to showcase all the things our students will do.

Matt Herzberg, Ed.D.
Principal, Charlene McKinzey Middle School


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Our Principal

Dr. Matthew Herzberg brings 12 years of experience to his position. He started his tenure at MISD as a band director at Mary Lillard Intermediate School before becoming an assistant principal at T.A. Howard Middle School. He then returned to Lillard Intermediate in 2016 as the school’s principal.

Dr. Herzberg was named the principal of McKinzey Middle at the Nov. 17 regular school board meeting and started his new role on Jan. 4.

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Drive: 700 S. Matlock Road, Mansfield, TX 76063
Call: 682-320-9000
Email: Contact Principal Herzberg
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My goal is for our McKinzey community of students, parents and educators to work together to provide an incredible educational experience for all of our students. - Dr. Matthew Herzberg, Principal