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Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

When we compared George Junior High School, which is a part of Lamar Cisd, with Briscoe Junior High School, which is a part of Lamar Cisd, we noted a big difference in ratings.

George Junior High School’s regular student population is one with a 17.7 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Briscoe Junior High School is one students and a 17.7 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
George Junior High School earned a State accountability rating of C (70-79) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 71 in student achievement, 77 in school progress, and 60 in closing performance gaps. It scored 72 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Briscoe Junior High School performed better to earn a State accountability rating of A. The school posted 91 in student achievement, 87 in school progress, 100 in closing performance gaps and 94 overall in post-secondary readiness.
C
Average
  3/5
71
Student Achievement
77
Student Progress
60
Student Achievement
72
Overall
A
Excellent
  5/5
91
Student Achievement
87
Student Progress
100
Student Achievement
94
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Briscoe Junior High School’s two out of seven distinctions are in post-secondary and 25% closing performance gaps. George Junior High School has no distinction.
0/7
Based on 2019
71STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
2/7
Based on 2019
91STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, the dominant group in George Junior High School are Hispanics who make up nearly 73.52% of student population, followed by African Americans (14.74%), Whites or Caucasians (9.11%), Two or More Races (1.56%), Asians (0.90%) and Native Americans (0.18%).

The student population at Briscoe Junior High School is also predominantly Hispanics at 33.61%, followed by Whites or Caucasians (31.04%), African Americans (22.85%), Asians (8.75%), Two or More Races (3.13%) and Native Americans (0.42%).

Based on household incomes, George Junior High School’s economically disadvantaged students are slightly lower at 74.30% compared to 31.39% at Briscoe Junior High School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, George Junior High School and Briscoe Junior High School have no English Language Leaners or ELLS.

In addition, George Junior High School has 17.68% bilingual students, 3.42% are in the gifted and talented program, while 11.44% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Briscoe Junior High School with 10.21% bilingual students, 12.78% gifted and talented students and 9.10% students in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 1,669
African American 14.74% (246 students)
Hispanic 73.52% (1227 students)
White 9.11% (152 students)
Asian 0.90% (15 students)
Native American 0.18% (3 students)
Two or More Races 1.56% (26 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 74.30% (1240 students)
Limited English Proficiency 18.21% (304 students)
Total Students 1,440
African American 22.85% (329 students)
Hispanic 33.61% (484 students)
White 31.04% (447 students)
Asian 8.75% (126 students)
Native American 0.42% (6 students)
Two or More Races 3.13% (45 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 31.39% (452 students)
Limited English Proficiency 10.49% (151 students)
Program
Bilingual 17.68% (295 students)
Gifted & Talented 3.42% (57 students)
Special Education 11.44% (191 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.06% (18 students)
Bilingual 10.21% (147 students)
Gifted & Talented 12.78% (184 students)
Special Education 9.10% (131 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.23% (18 students)
Staff Profile
George Junior High School’s 94 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 4.7 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.2 years. Teachers at Briscoe Junior High School, numbering 81 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.7 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.2 years.

Of its teaching staff, George Junior High School has 16 teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 20 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 19 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 34 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including four beginning teachers. Briscoe Junior High School has 12 teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 25 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 16 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 23 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including five beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At George Junior High School there are 64 female teachers and 30 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, five special education teachers are being assisted by 15 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has six staff members in the school administration department and 13 more working as school support staff.

At Briscoe Junior High School there are 63 female teachers and 18 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, there are six special education teachers and 17 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs five staff members working for the school administration and 13 more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 16.97% (16 teachers)
10 - 20 years 21.42% (20 teachers)
6 - 10 years 20.57% (19 teachers)
1- 5 years 36.37% (34 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 4.67% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 10.2 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 4.7 yrs
Over 20 years 15.13% (12 teachers)
10 - 20 years 30.26% (25 teachers)
6 - 10 years 19.93% (16 teachers)
1- 5 years 28.54% (23 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 6.15% (5 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.2 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.7 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 68.29% (64 teachers)
Male Teachers 31.71% (30 teachers)
School Admin 6
School Support 13
Edu Aids 15
Special Education 5
Female Teachers 77.37% (63 teachers)
Male Teachers 22.63% (18 teachers)
School Admin 5
School Support 13
Edu Aids 17
Special Education 6

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Compare George Junior High School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Lamar Junior High School
Compare George Junior High School with Lamar Junior High School
  Good 
  Good 
1.27 miles
Reading Junior High School
Compare George Junior High School with Reading Junior High School
  Excellent 
  Excellent 
5.44 miles
Briscoe Junior High School
Compare George Junior High School with Briscoe Junior High School
  Excellent 
  Excellent 
5.74 miles
Dean Leaman J H School
Compare George Junior High School with Dean Leaman J H School
  Good 
  Good 
12.6 miles

Compare Briscoe Junior High School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Lamar Junior High School
Compare Briscoe Junior High School with Lamar Junior High School
  Good 
  Good 
4.65 miles
George Junior High School
Compare Briscoe Junior High School with George Junior High School
  Average 
  Average 
5.74 miles
Dean Leaman J H School
Compare Briscoe Junior High School with Dean Leaman J H School
  Good 
  Good 
7.06 miles
Reading Junior High School
Compare Briscoe Junior High School with Reading Junior High School
  Excellent 
  Excellent 
10.04 miles

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