Earnesteen Milstead Middle School
Pasadena Independent School District welcomed it's second Middle School to the district on August 28, 2007. Earnesteen Milstead Middle School opened it's doors to offer state of the art education to fifth and sixth grade students within the new concept of a 5/6 center.
MMS students selected the Phoenix as the school mascot. This legendary bird represents rising up to meet and overcome challenges. With that in mind, our Guidelines for Success reflect the phoenix with the acronym RISE UP:
- R-Respect Yourself and Others
- I-Inspire greatness
- S-Strive for excellence
- E-Exhibit integrity
- U-Uphold standards
- P-Promote community
The school is honored to be named after Miss Earnesteen Milstead, who was a well-respected educator in the Pasadena district for many years. Miss Milstead graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in August, 1941 and began teaching in Pasadena ISD at South Houston Elementary in September, 1942. While teaching, Ms. Milstead continued her education at the University of Houston, gaining her Masters degree in Education in 1946. Ms. Milstead took a leave of absence to teach abroad in Germany for one year after which she returned to continue her career in Pasadena ISD. In 1960 Ms. Milstead was chosen to open A.B. Freeman Elementary as principal where she served until her retirement in 1986. Ms. Milstead was well known in the community for her love of children and ability to guide students and teachers to success.