Welcome to Newell Barney Junior High, located northeast of Sossaman and Riggs Road in the beautiful San Tan Valley, just an hour away from metropolitan Phoenix. We are a 7th and 8th grade school in the Queen Creek School District. We are dedicated to providing a quality education to all students. Our community is extremely supportive of our efforts here on campus, which directly translates into student success.
Students on our campus have many activities to choose from, and we encourage them to get involved in extracurricular events. From clubs to athletics, performing arts groups and technology, we know every student can find something to interest him or her.
If you ever have a question for us or would like to tour our campus, don’t hesitate to let us know. Working with our community is always a pleasure here at Newell Barney. Welcome Home!
Parents, Faculty and Staff, and Community Members,
Welcome to Newell Barney Junior High School (NBJHS) - the home of the Buccaneers! Our school motto is Believe, Succeed, Achieve. We apply this every day of the year, as our staff and community believe that each student can achieve academically and establish social goals that will help them succeed in life! Our goal is to encourage and nurture each student to reach or exceed his or her potential. We accomplish our goal through high expectations for our students, providing structure and help when things get tough, and accepting no excuses.
NBJHS is proud to be an “A” rated school. Earning an “A” rating reflects the hard work by the teachers, staff, and students. The curriculum includes the common core standards incorporating rigorous lessons and student mastery. I encourage parents to get involved in their children’s education by checking the individual student planners, inquiring what their child learned that day at school, and keeping track of their student's grades.
We are excited to add AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination to Newell Barney Junior High School this year. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success. Students learn skills and behaviors for academic success such a note taking, organization, writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading.
NBJHS is a backpack free “Character Counts” campus. We encourage students to participate in activities that relate to the six pillars of Character Counts: trustworthiness, respect, citizenship, responsibility, fairness, and caring. Our staff weaves Character Counts and ant-bullying lessons into their instruction throughout the year.
We take safety for the students and staff seriously. We have aggressively implemented procedures and practices to assure the campus is safe.
NBJHS has something for every student from athletics to arts to various clubs. We feel all students need to have an opportunity to be involved with groups outside the classroom where they learn to function in a team environment as well as grow as individuals.
Parents can become involved in NBJHS by volunteering on campus or joining our Site Council. The purpose of Site Council is to represent and inform the community about what is happening at school. Members meet monthly to discuss activities, events, as well as ways to raise money. It’s a great way to be involved!
Please take some time to browse through our website. We’ve tried to include all the information you may need to know about our school. We want the website to be the first place parents turn to for information. We know you’ll like what you find!