Our mission statement at Baines Middle School is: Dream - Lead - Succeed
Baines Middle School opened in August 2006, and is named in honor of Mr. Billy Baines. BMS is Fort Bend ISD's 12th middle school and is located in Sienna Plantation. In 1959 after Missouri City School District and Sugar Land School District merged to become Fort Bend Independent School District, Superintendent L.P. Rodgers hired Mr. Billy Baines as principal of Arcola Elementary School. Approved by the School Board, Mr. Baines became the first African American Principal named in the newly formed Fort Bend ISD and went on to serve in several leadership roles before retiring in 1990.
School Colors: Navy, Orange and white Mascot: Longhorn
The Principal - Ms. Jennifer (J. J. ) Roberts
Ms. Jennifer (J. J.) Roberts is the Principal of Baines Middle School. Ms. Roberts spent all sixteen of her years in education in Fort Bend ISD. Nine of those years were as a middle school math teacher at Sugar Land, Fort Settlement, and First Colony Middle Schools. For 5 years Ms. Roberts was an assistant principal and Dean of Instruction at Bush High School. Most recently Ms. Roberts was the Associate Principal at Willowridge High School. Ms. Roberts has been incredibly fortunate to work in very diverse settings with students and families from a wide range of backgrounds.
Ms. Roberts has a passion for education and leadership. She believes in adding value to every child, as well as providing teachers with the tools and resources to be successful. Ms. Roberts is excited and looking forward to working with the students, staff, and parents to continue to build on the strong foundation of excellence that has been created at Baines Middle School It is important that we maintain an environment that is safe, provides rigorous instruction, and prepares our students for success.
You may reach Ms. Roberts by contacting her at Baines or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 'related document' you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2013-14 School Report Card for Baines Middle School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law. State law requires that the school report card display information about for the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status of the students and must include at least two years of results. The School Report Cards can be found online at (copy and paste into browser):
This fall, Community Relations and the Department of Student Affairs are working together to launch an attendance awareness campaign for the 2015-16 school year to educate students, parents, staff and community members about the importance of attendance. Student attendance can improve when schools and communities work together with students and their families to overcome barriers and cultivate a culture of attendance.
The bottom line: Students cannot learn if they are not in school and engaged in learning. Research shows that attendance improves when schools engage students and parents in positive ways, and when schools provide support for students who are chronically absent.
In conjunction with Attendance Awareness Month, the campaign will launch in September. Community Relations will provide District-wide communications and Fort Bend ISD-branded materials for principals to use at their campuses to reinforce the importance of good attendance later this week. Additional ideas for engaging students and parents may be found at www.attendanceworks.org.