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About This School

Barnett Junior High School is a public middle school in Arlington. The principal of Barnett Junior High School is Mr Dion Varnado, who can be contacted at evarnado@aisd.net. 1,055 students go to Barnett Junior High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Barnett Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 1,055 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 55% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Barnett Junior High School is 15:1. Ousley Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 24%
Hispanic 29% 39%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 30%
Asian 14% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 55%
Limited English proficiency 4% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 43% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I was a substitute for this school and my experience there was okay. The students will always be loud and really hard to control no matter how many threats instructed by their teacher they will still try to push your limits. You need to be firm and try to get these kids to quiet down every moment. It's more easier for someone with a way stronger appearance to calm the students down. I would blame the teacher for not telling the students beforehand and to let them know there will be a substitute and they need to be in their best behavior. The staffs are great and supportive at least.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is full of lots of things people do drugs and kids get in to fights lots of 7 & 8 graders skip class bullying all around the school there are rats at that school and in the schools kitchen and techers don't really care most staff is rude and they really don't care about the kids if they learn if you report something the person who did something to you get a little in trouble of not in trouble at all and yea this school is bad I Whould not bring your child into this school period unless the or she wants to get bulled or get into trouble so yea

  • (11 months ago)

    In the office the staff is so RUDE some are ok but the most part I just think that if you are in education you should have some type up education not get a job because your mother or friend works there having a high school diplomia is the first start not a GED because this saids a lot about the Principal Leaderships this school needs a investigation of who the staff is.They have a couple of teachers that really care how the kids are doing.althought 90% dont care just there for a paycheck.

  • (11 months ago)

    I have had so many problems at Barnett Junior High! My daughter made good grades was well likes and received many awards in her Elementry School. This is her second year and it's a nightmere! Kids are suspended and parents are not called. Kids get into fights and the parents are not notified. The principles are rude and do not work with the parents and kids. Kids are to be at school learning...not worried about being bullied. The school needs a complete overhaul!!!!! One more thing the music they let these young ladies dance too so inappropriate. I was there for the try outs for Sprit team and again for a talent show! I was horrified by the music!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is just horrible to much bulling and staff members no help. Principle never available to speak with parents. I can't believe stdents are bulling classmates in such a horrible way. !!!! I am very disapointed and angry I am against BULLING!! I just can NOT tolerate the type of behavior in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    HORRIBLE SCHOOL. It is almost impossible for parents to get in touch with the staff especially the principle. I find it to have a bad learning enviornment i mean how can a child learn when day after day the are getting bullied and have no one to talk to no one that would listen to their problems!!!!! All do this school does have high test scores it has the worst environment for kids that get bullied to learn!!! It just broke my heart when I go to the school and see the same kid getting PICKED ON OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!! DAY AFTER DAY!!!! And no one does nothing about it. This school has some serious issuses....

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing it actually has great supportive teachers. many kids dont follow the rules though.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is horrible I have never had so many problems with my child before this school it's so hard to get in touch with the principle he never calls back or answers any questions. The rules are a big joke the kids don't seem to take serious. So many fights go on here and drugs are a big issue too. I can't wait for this year to be over!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter was assulted at school within the 1st month of school by a boy. The school will not do anything about it and the police on school property are no help. The boy admitted to it and we want to press charges bit they wont do it JUST give him a ticket!! 6 fights already at that school... Pulling my child out within the week!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that the student behavior is seriously lacking trust me I used to go to Barnett but parents seriously dont send your kids here its a nightmare

  • (4 years ago)

    Barnett has great teachers and is good for not having uniforms

  • (4 years ago)

    I rate this school as a very informed and recognized school academically and athletics.

  • (5 years ago)

    I will admit the school has a great academics and the scores are over satasfactory but I think they overwhelm the student that have all pre ap classes...my son has had all A's his whole life but ever sunce he has been going to all honors classes his grades have droped drastically...

  • (5 years ago)

    barnett is an awsome school the teachers actually care about ALL of their students they do NOT give up yes there is drama but its a school what do you expect. the principle is very outgoing and gets to know all the students because she walks around the school at times just to make sure everything is ok she cares deeeply about this school and everybody in it

  • (6 years ago)

    Barnett Jr. High School is more than just a school of academic instruction. This school is a family of parents teachers and students who have come together from around the area to mak a positive name for this school The principal is caring. The students are grounded in knowledge skills and background experience which prepares them for high school and other obstacles foreseen in the academic layout.

  • (6 years ago)

    is just a great overall school and i love it my children can restasure they are going to barnett

  • (6 years ago)

    I personally think this school is great.We were hurricane evacuees from New Orleans and Texas education is far better than ours but I think my daughter has gained a lot considering the short time she has attended we are back in New Orleans.My husband and I are planning to return and would like our daughter to attend Barnett.

  • (7 years ago)

    A great school! Great teachers who support students both in and out of the classroom.

  • (8 years ago)

    I peasonally think this is the best school to send your child because it has a great academic

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has an awsome principal.

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