Average 4.45 based on 26 teacher ratings
Jim Barry is a Music teacher at Okemos High School located in Okemos, Michigan and part of Okemos Public Schools. Jim Barry's 26 teacher ratings contributes to Okemos High School's ranking of 199 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Okemos High School is 4.13 stars.
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A very dedicated band director that cared about his students. He wasn't easy, but got great results from his bands by showing hard work brings success. That is a valuable lesson for life.

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He is the reason for 30 years of straight-I's, and the reason I strive for perfection 20 years later. The very best!!

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I had Mr. Barry for all 4 years of high school, and is still one of my most memorable teachers. Yes, he was very picky, but it was only to make us better musicians. We love you!!!!

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hes tough......if you don't practice LOOK OUT! but its so sad hes retiring b/c its his toughness that makes us so good!

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I think that Mr. Barry is a tough band director and can sometimes be a little mean, but prepares us and makes us great musicians, and it is very sad that Barry is retiring.

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he is a great teacher! he's tough but it only helps to prepare you for the real world in and out of music. its sad that he's retireing.

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definatly knows what he's doing, but quite intimidating

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Mr. Barry is a great guy, very hardworking, intelligent and really knows what hes doing. Hes so hard to play in front of though

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Looking back, Mr. Barry was one of my favorite teachers in high school. He really cares about the students and strives to make them great - both as a group and as individuals.

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great, responsible man. Does very well in his work. Spazzes sometimes but still an awsome band director.

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He is okay, but he can sometimes be really really mean, he even made a girl cry!

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He's okay, he tries hard and is good at what he does but sometimes can be a jerk.

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i absolutely detest how people are so negative towards mr. barry. he tries his best and he really is one of the best teachers at out high school. he is very underrated

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says some very random things but hes sweet

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Mr. Barry taught me sooooo much about band, he is my favorite teacher!

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Mr Barry is a tough teacher but is a really nice guy and you can tell he really cares about his students!

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At first, many people are driven insane by him. But when you think about it, he really just wants us to be good...

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Mr. Barry isn't as bad as some people make him out to be, true he does get mean sometimes, but if you know what you're doing, it's never directed towards you

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Mr. Barry is a very nice person outside of band, but is so mean when you actually have him. He tends to favor people, I quit bc of him. Hes cool sometimestho

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Anti-people.

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he is a good person and will do his best to help you and the band, the things that make him a hard teacher are the things that make you a good band

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He works us really hard, but if you practice once in a while, you'll be fine.

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corny and not nice at times, but knows his stuff and actually cares about us

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rewards the hard workers

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he's corny and he expects a lot be he knows music well

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