Jim Barnes Middle School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
1539 Joe Carrillo St
Seguin, TX 78155
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Jim Barnes Middle School serves 863 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • Jim Barnes Middle School's student population of 863 students has grown by 62% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students863 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jim Barnes Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jim Barnes Middle School is 0.45, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#5156 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
70%
52%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
26%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Diversity Score0.450.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSeguin Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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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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