State Accountability

Overall School Rating for Ousley Junior High:
  • B (89)
Distinction Designations:
  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
  • Academic Achievement in Science
  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth
  • Postsecondary Readiness

TEA School Report Card:

School Spirit

Mascot: Panther Colors: Blue, Silver, and Black

Motto: Eyes on Excellence

  • Every Wednesday we wear school colors to show your panther spirit.
  • Encourage and support all of Ousley’s extracurricular activities.
  • Encourage all to help develop POSITIVE TRADITIONS for Ousley students to follow for years to come.


Emma Ousley was born in Fort Worth in 1906 and graduated from Pascal High School.  She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Texas Teachers College, majoring in English.

Just months after her death in 1956, Arlington High School moved from the corner of Abram and Cooper to its present site on Park Row and Cooper.  The old site was converted to a junior high and renamed Emma Ousley Junior High School.  Ousley Junior High was Arlington's very first junior high school.  In 1968, it was sold to the University of Texas at Arlington for campus expansion. Ousley Junior High was reopened in August of 1997 at it current location.

Friends, family and former students of Emma Ousley Junior High were excited to have the opportunity to establish a commitment to educational excellence which Emma Ousley exemplified.


Ousley is committed to a culture of high expectations, a safe environment, and engaged learning.  We will:
  • seize teachable moments
  • be "all in"
  • build positive relationships with teachers, learners, and parents
  • celebrate our successes