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 813 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • Jim Barnes Middle School's student population of 813 students has grown by 52% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 51% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students813 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jim Barnes Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#5406 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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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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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.450.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSEGUIN ISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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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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