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John And Shamarion Barber Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 675 students

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2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted November 27, 2013

Barber is a great campus. The teachers there go above and beyond, they buy meals for students, provide extra tutoring and are easy to get a hold of. The clubs there are fantastic and my child loved to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

John and Shamarion Barber Middle School staff are incredible. They go the extra mile for their students every day.


Posted November 7, 2013

My child attends this BMS as di her siblings. The staff is phenomenal. They are professional, highly qualified to teach and most of all care about each student as an individual. Communication with home is excellent. The campus is state of the art, clean and inviting. My child feels safe there and nurtured. Dickinson is a great place to raise your family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

This school goes above and beyond to meet the needs of ALL students. My child's teachers have exceeded my expectations, and through their dedication my child has gone from a struggling reader to now reading above grade level! I applaud the efforts of the teachers, staff, and adminstration for making Barber such an amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

Barber Middle School is a great school in Dickinson. As a 3rd generation Dickinsonian, I am very pleased with the BMS staff that is shaping and guiding the future of this community. The teachers and staff at Barber are focused on the needs of students and how they can best help each child succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2012

Barber Middle School is filled with a group of excellent teachers who are very passionate about their students learning environment. They challenge the students every day to give their best and push them to succeed. The principal is very dedicated to making sure our students are successful in every way on this campus. Our school also has many clubs and organizations for the students to get involved in after school to keep them motivated throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2012

Barber Middle School is a dynamic positive force shaping the lives of hundreds of students each year. The staff is very dedicated to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all our students. Yes, we set high expectaions for academics, but we also work towards helping children thrive and grow in today's world. Hat's off to our front office team, custodial staff and cafeteria staff for helping us make Barber a safe haven for kids. You won't find a more dedicated team of teachers and administrators working to meet the needs of all the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2012

As a grandparent of one of the 6th graders , I attended many of the functions. I was especially impressed with the band director who enthusiastically took charge and the young folks were great in a very short period of time. The other activity that impressed me was the Robotics club. The two monitors encouraged the kids and they responded and did quite well. I appreciate their enthusiastic leadership. I had the opportunity to speak with other teachers and the principal and was very impressed. My thanks to all.


Posted August 24, 2012

I have been working at BMS for 6 years now and I love my job. It is rewarding to help mold Dickinson children into great ambassadors for learning. We set high expectations and accept nothing but the best from each child. We have many clubs to allow students to find their niche in their creativity. Our office staff shows exemplary professionalism and is welcoming to each individual that comes in our doors. Our administrators demonstrate excellent leadership and fairness. We as a staff become hero's for the next generation of leaders. I am proud to work at BMS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2012

Our campus is filled with dedicated staff members who work to meet the needs of students. Teachers work with individual students to help ensure their success. Our teachers volunteer their time after school to sponsors clubs which meet the interests of our students and help them make a connection between school and the world beyond the classroom and careers. Great things are happening every day at John and Shamarion Barber Middle School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2011

If you have no other choice to enroll your kids here at this school Then Make Sure you have a Computer because I have lost count how many times they have messed up on online grades, attendance, and so forth. You have to be on top of it because they aren't. I have never seen such a DISORGANIZED SCHOOL like this in my life. PARENTS BEWARE!! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

They are a new school helping middle school students such as my grandson get ready for junior high.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

329 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

326 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

294 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

290 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education95%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education93%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asian33%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual0%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African American77%
Asian83%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education25%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual38%

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
Black or African American59%
Asian50%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education38%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual11%

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual22%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 52%
White 30% 29%
Black 10% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TEA Recognized Campus (2012)
  • TEA Recognized Campus (2011)
  • TEA Exemplary Campus (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • for identified bilingual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • BONNIE FRIED
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (281) 229-6901

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • for identified bilingual students
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Improv

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Best Foot Foward
  • Book/reading club
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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5651 Fm 517 Road East
Dickinson, TX 77539
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Phone: (281) 229-6900

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