Big Spring J High School

Tel: (432)264-4135
Grades: 6-8

841 students

Big Spring J High School serves 841 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Big Spring J High School operates within the Big Spring Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 841 students has grown by 56% over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 841 students
Big Spring J High School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Big Spring J High School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade Big Spring J High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Big Spring J High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Big Spring J High School Asian (2002-2009)
Hispanic
60%
50%
Big Spring J High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
6%
13%
Big Spring J High School Black (2000-2012)
White
30%
31%
Big Spring J High School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Big Spring J High School Sch Ethnicity Big Spring J High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.55 0.64
Big Spring J High School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
57%
44%
Big Spring J High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Big Spring J High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,927 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Big Spring Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 3,927 799
District Total Revenue $38 MM $9 MM
Big Spring Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $33 MM $9 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,004 $11,947
District Spending / Student $8,532 $12,666
Big Spring Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Big Spring High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Big Spring Aep (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Big Spring Aep (0.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Big Spring Big Spring High School
    707 East 11th Place
    Big Spring , TX , 79720
    (432)264-3641
    0.5  mi  |  988  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Big Spring Big Spring Aep
    Alternative School
    708 East 11th Place
    Big Spring , TX , 79720
    (432)264-3641
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  5-12
  • Big Spring Bauer Elementary School
    108 North West 9th St
    Big Spring , TX , 79720
    (432)264-4121
    1  mi  |  252  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Big Spring Goliad Intermediate School
    2000 Goliad St
    Big Spring , TX , 79720
    (432)264-4111
    1.1  mi  |  314  students  |  Gr.  5
  • Big Spring Washington Elementary School
    1201 North Birdwell Ln
    Big Spring , TX , 79720
    (432)264-4126
    1.5  mi  |  403  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
For years there has been a push to universalize preschool in this country in order to provide all children with the leg up they will need in order to compete in a globalized economy. While approximately three-fourths of four year olds in America are involved in some kind of educational program, the United States still ranks only 25th out of the 34 most wealthy and upcoming nations in the world in terms of early childhood education, lagging behind the likes of Portugal and Mexico.
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Seeks to Give African-American Boys a Boost
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.