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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Dallas, TX. It has 409 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
188 responses
Average ACT
24
45 responses
AP Enrollment
96%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,444
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$80,032
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Our continuious trips to the courthouse.
    25%
  • Our Criminal Justice Conference.
    19%
  • The Annual Holiday Dinner.
    17%
  • The independence and self-accountability
    9%
  • Our interships at the Law Firm
    8%
  • The frequent field trips and bonding activities
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
409
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,273/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Though I was disappointed about missing out on my first choice of high school, I quickly realized that the Law Magnet was a far better option for me. Students at the Law Magnet are taught how to be better students, citizens, and leaders of their community. I am grateful that our school administration has put together such a top-notch group of teachers. Nearly all of the ones employed by Law are adored by their students. At the Law Magnet, the best-of-the-best students meet the best-of-the-best staff.

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The law magnet has an incredible staff that always makes sure you're more than fine. The law magnet focuses on college readiness, implementing critical thinking skills through the teachings of law. The school offers three clusters Criminal Justice, Pre-law, and Government. When I got to the law magnet I felt very welcomed. The upperclassmen in extracurriculars like Mock Trial, Skills USA, Explorers, Moot Court, and Debate go out of their way to become mentor figures to incoming freshman. All in all, the law magnet is a welcoming school with a variety of extracurriculars, and a caring student body, we call it our second family.
The JBS Law magnet is a fantastic way to learn about law for anyone that is interested. With top notch administration and many ways to interact with people of law, the experience is truly one of a kind. The freshmen, seniors, and juniors actively go to a courthouse to observe cases both criminal and misdemeanor and the seniors go to various locations for internships. All of these opportunities open all of the students up to many valuable connections to be made through networking, ensuring that their law related future is as bright as can be.