Mrs. Castleberry, JH Counselor


Ballinger Junior High School is committed to providing ongoing academic, social and emotional support to students during the time school is closed. Students and parents can reach the junior high school counselor by emailing her at 


Character Strong

Character Strong activities/lessons have been implemented during Wednesday Advisory Period to promote and teach positive character traits like responsibility, respect, caring, trustworthiness, citizenship, courage, integrity, and fairness.


GRADEBOOK - Parents may monitor grades with Gradebook. To get signed up on Gradebook, you will need your student’s Portal ID. Call Maria Rodriguez at 325-365-3537 ext 4003 if you do not have this number. On your computer, go to - Parents - Gradebook –TxConnect Login and then follow directions to create an account. You may also sign up using your cell phone. Go to Then Parent Portal at the bottom left and follow the directions to create an account. If you need help, call the JH office 325-365-3537.

To Report Bullying or a Safety Concern:

Go to


Or make the report directly to the JH Office.


In an emergency, always call 9-1-1!


Remind Text Messages

Parents and Students - To keep up with events happening at Ballinger Junior High, please sign up:


To join Class of 2024  text @bjhs2024 to the number 81010
To join Class of 2025  text @bjhs2025 to the number 81010
To join Class of 2026  text @bjhs2026 to the number 81010


Middle Years Newsletter - please see the link(s) below to read about tips for JH students.