R.J. Baskett Middle School
R.J. Baskett Middle School
School Stats
Upcoming Events


  • 19 - Fundraiser Begins
  • 28 - Open House 


  • 2 - Fundraiser Ends 
  • 3 - Fall Pictures 


  • 7 - Picture Retakes 


  • 24 - Family Fun Night 


  • 2 - Spring Pictures 
  • 23 - Honor Society Induction 
  • 27-30 - ISTEP 


  • 1-15 - ISTEP
  • 21 - 6th Grade Orientation

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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

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RJ Baskett Yearbooks

The latest version of the RJ Baskett Middle School Yearbook is available for purchase.


Parent Pick Up/Drop Off 
Parents should use the circle drive and the back lot for student pick up and drop off. 

Student Arrival 
Students should not arrive before 7:00 a.m. Students must report to the upper bleachers. 

Bus transportation 
Bus transportation will be in the lower lot. There should be no other non-school vehicles in this lot during arrival and dismissal.

RJ Baskett Open House

Please plan to join us for our Open House at R.J. Baskett Middle School, this Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:01 p.m. 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.