Welcome to Barr Middle School
On behalf of the students and staff of R.J. Barr Middle School, I would like to welcome you to our school website. We have a learning environment which embraces diversity, teamwork, and communication. Our focus is on developing each student academically, socially, and behaviorally. We look forward to working with you to provide the best education for your child. We have a collaborative staff that is focused on doing what is best for all students. We want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to educate your child during their middle school years.
Welcome to R.J. Barr Middle School, home of the Bulldogs. Please feel free to contact us at anytime or to visit the school.
“Every Student, Every Day, A Success"
NDE: State of Schools report
Click here to see the Nebraska Department of Education State of Schools Report for Barr Middle School.
Middle school schedule and course changes
Information on the middle school schedule and course changes, including the change from a semester schedule to a trimester schedule is available here. This information includes the background and process that led to this change.
A few tidbits:
There is no decrease to teaching time for the core content areas.
Five-person teaching teams allow for smaller class sizes.
The district is hiring an art teacher, two music teachers and two content teachers.
Changes to state standards are met with the course changes involved.
GIPS deploying Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education Parent / Guardian Information
Grand Island Public Schools is excited to announce the deployment of Google Apps for Education. Using Google Apps for Education, students collaboratively create, edit, and share files and websites for school related assignments and projects. With Google Apps for Education, students will also receive an official GIPS email address allowing them to communicate via email with other students and teachers. Google Apps for Education is entirely online and available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device.
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Barr Middle School
602 West Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801
Brian Kort, Principal
For more information, email webmaster
- Kneale Administration Building
- 123 South Webb Road, Box 4904
- Grand Island, NE 68802-4904
- Phone: 308 385-5900
- Fax: 308 385-5949
- For further information email Web Master.