Welcome to R.J. Baskett Middle School

Dear RJ Baskett Parents and Students,

At RJ Baskett Middle School we continuously work towards academic excellence. Our staff encourages all students to grow individually and we guide students toward their passion for learning. Each year we analyze the results of the previous ISTEP+ test and develop an action plan to address any areas of concern. As you may know the ISTEP+ test will be phased out and in 2018-2019 the ILEARN assessment is expected to replace it.

The RJ Baskett Middle School Staff is rising to this challenge. We will remain focused on what is expected out of student on assignments, projects, classroom discussion, and assessments. Together, we are confident that our students will rise to the challenge of this year’s ISTEP+ and next year’s ILEARN. I challenge our community, teachers, students, and parents to stay confident in the education your child is receiving at RJ Baskett Middle School and other schools in our district. Mississinewa Community Schools continues to graduate a very high percentage of students who mature into adults that are successful in post high school experiences.

If you would like additional information on ISTEP+ testing and the ILEARN transition, please look at the Indiana Department of Education website.


Jamie Eckstein

Jamie Eckstein, Principal