Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
at the Townview Magnet Center
(972) 925-5950

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Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet - Home of the Legal Eagles


Transforming Lives... One Student at A Time!


Are you a returning student?

Check out "Candendar - Docket Call" for information about enrollment


**Corrected ** Freshman Orientation:

Thursday August 21, 2014 

Students: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Parent or Guardian: 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Summer Reading is Here!

Mentor/Mentee Surveys have been posted!

Starting 9th grade this Fall? Please fill out the mentee interest survey here!








JBS Law Magnet named an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School.  On September 7, 2012, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that JBS Law Magnet earned recognition as one of the top high schools in the United States based upon student performance on state assessments.   The high level of performance has placed our school in the Top Five Percent of ALL SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE!  "Today we have been recognized for what the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet family has known for many years; our teachers set the bar high for our students, our families and community support our students and teachers and our students work diligently to achieve their academic goals," stated Anthony Palagonia, Principal.  "We truly believe that every Legal Eagle can achieve at high levels due to the commitment of our staff to provide high quality instruction for every student.  Today we take pride as a family knowing that the efforts of staff, faculty, families and students have been recognized at the national level!"

An exemplary school with extraordinary students, staff and community supporters - those words sum up the essence of JBS Law Magnet.  Founded in 1977, the JBS law Magnet offers students the opportunity to experience the law.  Students experience the law thorough court room observations, simulations in the class room, community service projects, networking with criminal justice and legal professionals, and interning with local law firms, governmental agencies, police departments, sheriff's offices and non-profit organizations in the Dallas area.  In short, students at the JBS Law Magnet have the most powerful classroom in the world - the City of Dallas.


National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School



Thank you to all faculty, staff, students, alumni, PTSA and community members that supported our Fundraiser for Mr. Perez!!



PTSA Events


Parent Page

Thank you PTSA for an incredible year.  PTSA will be supporting our Senior Law Awards once again this year!

Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Policy  was reviewed by parents on Tuesday evening.  We have also added a "Promise" that was suggested by one of our PTSA Parents - Promise.  Together We Can Make a Difference in the lives of our Students!

SBDM Meeting - Thank you for a great year. 

Judge Barefoot Sanders Campus Action Plan 2013-2014

The Faculty, Staff and Community Members of the JBS Law Magnet have designed a Campus Action plan that supports our students as they matriculate and attend college.  Our students will be college ready, career minded and prepared to compete and succeed in a culturally diverse society.  The Campus Action plan includes Four Key Actions and the Supporting Actions to be executed by faculty and administration.  The plan will guide us throughout the year - as we prepare our Eagles to take flight from the nest and Soar!


Campus Action Plan Overview - click here.

Campus Action Plan Needs Assessment - click here.

Campus Action Plan Targets - click here.

Campus Action Plan Key Action One - click here

Campus Action Plan Key Action Two - click here

Campus Action Plan Key Key Action Three - click here.

Campus Action Plan  Key Action Four - click here.


Townview Magnet Center JROTC

Col. Joe D. Sasser Battalion

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Soaring Eagles

  • Prom was incredible - thank you to all the Senior Sponsors and their committees - the evening was wonderful!
  • Great job by the Townview Orchestra under the direction of Anna Kloc-Rodriguez - in addition to many area and state finalists - the Spring Concert on Friday, May 2nd was marvelous!  Bravo!
  • Congratulations to Cassandra Lizzardi for being named the Service Member of the Year by the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance - she will be interning at K&L Gates this summer as part of her award.
  • Congratulations to Daniela Duron for a full ride to Georgetown University!  Soar! 
  • Kris Wright and Angela Taylor were nominated as Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year!  We are very excited to have two nominees from our school.
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Counselor Tom Flores was honored last week as a Nominee for Counselor of the Year!  Mr. Flores finished in the Top 5 for Division 4 - Please let Mr. Flores know how much we appreciate him.
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Teacher of the Year Nominee is Mr. Aaron Jackson.  Mr. Jackson teaches in the Townview Magnet Center English department and brings a deep love of teaching and plenty of enthusiasm and energy to his classroom.  Congratulations Mr. Jackson!
  • Skills USA students will be competing in the District 6 Competition the first weekend of February -Good Luck to All of Our Skills USA Students.
  • JBS Law Magnet Debaters continue to bring home the trophies - wrapping up big wins at DUDA and the Coppell High School Tournaments - Congratulations to Mr. Wright and all the Barefoot Debaters.
  • JBS Law Magnet Mock Trial competes this Saturday, January 25th - Good Luck to the Legal Eagles and Ms. Taylor.
  • JBS Law Magnet Youth in Government will be competing in Austin, January 30th - February 1st.  Good Luck to the team and Ms. Guerrero and Mr. Lanman
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet was one of five Dallas ISD high schools to meet the National Math Science Initiative AP Score Goal!  Through the hard work of all our AP teachers and our students' perseverance - Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet received $1000 from NMSI to sustain our AP program.
  • All Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet students attended the Dallas Theater Center's production of A Raisin In The Sun as part of our JFK 50 Celebration. Students obtained a deeper understanding of race relations in the 1950's and 1960's and how those relations and laws impacted where families could legally live.  Students had previously studied major civil rights legislation that addressed some of the issues presented by the play.  Thank you to the JBS Law Magnet Community for its support as over $2000.00 was raised to make this event a reality.
  • Alejandro Mercado was selected to escort Officer Tippit's widow at the JFK 50th event in Oak Cliff.  Mr. Mercado is a member of a police explorer group that was chosen to be a part of the tribute. 


Dress Code

and IDs

Dress Code and ID Badges will be enforced from the First Day of School!

At the JBS Law Magnet we take great pride in maintaining atmosphere conducive to learning with a minimum of distractions.  Students are expected to dress in a manner that reflects our mission - to promote the exploration of legal and law enforcement careers.  We ask your assistance in maintaining this professional atmosphere by taking a few moments to talk to your student about proper attire.  A copy of the Townview Dress Code and a Copy of Courtroom Attire have been uploaded - so that you may help us with that endeavor. Courtroom Attire has been amended - ALL GENTLEMEN ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A TIE IN ADDITION TO THE LISTED COURTROOM ATTIRE.  The staff will review the Intern Dress Code this summer - please watch this site for updates on the Intern Dress Code.

A reminder - shorts and pants with holes are not permitted and capri pants should hit the calf.

All students are required to wear their JBS Law Magnet ID each and every day. Interns must wear both their internship ID and their JBS Law Magnet ID.  The first ID is provided to each student free of charge.  One Temporary ID will be furnished for free.  Replacement IDs must be purchased for $5.00.  JBS Law Magnet lanyards are available in the JBS Law Magnet Office for $1.00.  Please help us keep your students safe and secure - remind them to wear their IDs.  Upper classmen must wear their badge on the first day - new students will receive their badges from their cluster teacher the first two days of school.


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