1539 Joe Carrillo St
Seguin, TX 78155
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Jim Barnes Middle School serves 863 students in grades 6-8.
Jim Barnes Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Jim Barnes Middle School's student population of 863 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
863 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Jim Barnes Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jim Barnes Middle School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#6026 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
69%
52%
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Black
5%
13%
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White
25%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jim Barnes Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jim Barnes Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
Jim Barnes Middle School provides a wonderful tapestry of experiences and opportunities for middle school students. The Band program is award winning, with fantastic Band directors! The athletic department for both boys and girls is amazing! The Coaches work not only on athletics but on helping their students be better students and people. The Pre-Ap classes challenge the students to think and work on a higher, more rigorous level. The teachers really seem to care about their students and pour their hearts into their jobs. The administration works hard to provide a welcoming, safe, yet educationally challenging school. 8th grade students have the opportunity to earn high school credit through Spanish and Algebra. There are wonderful choir and drama teachers but sadly, they are split between this school and AJB across town. The Art teacher is fantastic. Students can also participate in UIL, cheerleading, dance/spirit squad, student council, yearbook, PALS. The building is beautiful and clean. The Library is wonderful.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 863 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in TX
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46 (Btm 50%)

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