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Barton Jr. High School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2009

My child absolutely loves BJHS. She is just finishing her second year at Barton. I believe that Barton has some of the best teachers in the state. Not only are they great in the classroom but volunteer their time to provide many extracurricular activities for their students. My daughter participated in this year's musical, 'High School Musical,' student government and many clubs offered to all students. If students struggle in the classroom their IRT's, Jeannie Strother and Karen Millican, do all they can to ensure success for each child. I can not say enough about how wonderful Barton is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

My daughters have struggled going to these schools.They are only interested in gov. funding. They are not interested in teaching your children. My girls are in another state now and are struggling( 2 grades behind) They will pass your children even if they are struggling. Horrible schools. My children are nowpaying the price for their lack of teaching properly. Also too many drugs in this town! welfare stricken...not even 50% of the students are passing literature or math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

This school is the best, but if you like good lunches dont come here. My favorite teacher is Miss. Gleghorn. The school is so cool we even have our own musical every school year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

This is my daughters first year at Barton Jr. High. Although she is very busy with three Pre-AP classes, she thouroughly enjoys her days there. During Parent/Teacher conferences recently, I could tell the teachers want the children to learn, and have control in their respective classrooms....Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Huddleston and Mrs. Milliken.....Keep up the good work teachers!! I applaude all of you for what you do everyday!! Regina Ross-Billings, Parent
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Posted March 31, 2007

This school is not the best nor worst. Some teachers here at this school do not show respect to there students. Which make them fell like not going to school. Although there are some teachers that make learning fun and show there students respect like Ms. Coker, she is my favorite teacher as she is to many other student. She is nice but strict and offers her time before and after school to her students to help them one on one. Even though this school needs some major adjustments it a pretty okay school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2005

Its ok, But i think they can do a litle better about the teachers, i mean how come we cant stay in one room for the whole day? -- Some Chick
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Posted May 9, 2004

I am now attending Barton Jr. High and it is the bomb! My favorite teacher is Miss Gleghorn. She is the best teacher in the whole dang school! The whole school is really great. If you are thinking about attending this school,you should!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 53% 21%
White 40% 64%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 West Faulkner St
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870) 864-5051

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