R.J. Baskett Middle School
R.J. Baskett Middle School
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  • 8 - Solo and Ensemble (Choir)
  • 10 - Interim Reports Sent Home
  • 15 - Circle the State (Choir)
  • 21 - Winter Dance

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Welcome to RJ Baskett Middle School

Welcome to R.J. Baskett Middle School, home of the Mississinewa Indians. Located in Gas City, Indiana, we carry on the traditions of honesty and hard work that our boom town was founded and has survived upon.

Take a look around our website to get to know our school better. Whether you’d like to contact a teacher, check grades, or learn more about our quality programs, you’ll find all that and much more on this site.

A Message from our Principal

Welcome back, Mississinewa Indians!

We hope your summer vacation was filled with a happy mix of productivity, relaxation, and quality family time. Here at R.J. Baskett, we have been busy preparing for the upcoming school year, and we are delighted to welcome you back. As educators, school is our passion; and although we appreciate the rejuvenation that summer provides, we always look forward to the start of a new school year.

As educators, we recognize the essential part that parental guidance plays in education, and we are very grateful for everything you do at home to make your child’s school experience successful. We are looking forward to a successful year with your children.


Jamie Eckstein

Jamie Eckstein, Principal

RJ Baskett Headlines
Honor Society

Congratulations to the students who made RJ Baskett Honor Society for 2014. Read more >>>

Middle School Earns Wrestling Crown

Clayton Maynor, a sixth grade athlete at RJ Baskett Middle School, was recognized as Champion in the 75 pound weight class at the Tipton Middle School Wrestling Invitational last Saturday. Read more >>>

Burbank Receives Teacher of the Year

Mr. Brodie Burbank, teacher at RJ Baskett Middle School, received the Teacher of the Year award at the annual Family Fun Fair hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University. Read more >>>

READ 180

Middle/High School Students and Employees, we've added a new link to our website, so you can easily access the READ 180 program. The link is located under the student and employee quick links on the Home page. *Please note: this site is only accessible from school. Please contact the office with any questions.