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John and Shamarion Barber Middle School is a public middle school in Dickinson. The principal of John and Shamarion Barber Middle School is BONNIE FRIED and can be contacted at bfried@dickinsonisd.org. 700 students attend John and Shamarion Barber Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the John and Shamarion Barber Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 700 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 76% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John and Shamarion Barber Middle School is 15:1. R D McAdams Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 16%
Hispanic 52% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 38%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.3%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 62%
Limited English proficiency 5% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 59% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    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.

  • (9 months ago)

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

  • (9 months ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

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

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