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Barrett Ranch Elementary School

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Posted January 16, 2014

My son likes going to this school and likes his teacher. For me this is something that matters the most. In addition to that here are some thing that I like about the school: patient and encouraging teachers, activities that are education and fun at the same time, great teacher-parent communication, great educational goals they set in class, strict behavior rules. Yes, I do like when there are some strict behavior rules in classes. First, it is essential for successful learning; second, it is how kids learn to be responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

my girls have attended this school for two years now and has made a tremendous change in their work habits and the fundamentals that are taught are great. I would highly recommend this school in the antelope area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

Teachers are strict and unfair. Children can't run around without being benched or get detention. If your child has problems they will not help, only make your child miserable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Barrett Ranch has a wonderful staff that is supportive of the students that go there and focus on the children not only meeting all requirements, but excelling at them!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

The teachers at Barrett Ranch go above and beyond to make sure the kids have a well rounded education to include the arts. Most of the teachers put in more off-duty hours than a lot of emergency responders. The difference is that the teachers do not get paid for their extra hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Fantastic teachers and staff! They really care about the kids!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

My grandchildren go to this school and are excelling in all aspects. They love going to school and love the teachers and staff. A very positive environment!!


Posted April 30, 2010

Because they have 2 of the most wonderful people for teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Barrett Ranch is an awesome school to work at!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Staff and teachers are great, very clean school, Wonderful PTA with lots of fun things for the kids to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The teachers love the children and go out of their way to make their education fun and fufilliling
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The teachers and staff at Barrett Ranch are the best!!! They really care about each other and all the kids! I volunteer in my granddaughter's class and at school functions and I am always impressed with the school's team approach!


Posted April 26, 2010

The teachers are amazing and the vibe of the school is so positive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Barrett ranch really encourages its students to reach their highest potential and is always looking for new and exciting ways to draw out individual interests and talents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This is my daughter's second year at Barrett Ranch and we are thrilled with the school. Great teachers, and wonderful activities and field trips. The PTA holds many fun family events every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Barrett Ranch Elementary has an amazing group of teachers who not only work collaboratively with each other, but with parents and students as well. The teachers are amazingly dedicated and most of them devote (unpaid) time to after school clubs and activities to promote the arts and other events for the students and families. Barrett Ranch is a wonderful school with wonderful people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love the staff and the parent involvement!! Together makes a fantastic atmosphere for the kids! I love Barrett Ranch!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I absolutely love Barrett Ranch for both of my boys. The principal is very proffessional and personable. She is easy to approach. The teachers are always happy and the morale is high with students and the staff. Barrett Ranch celebrates spirit day and many many kids participate in wearing school colors and showing their pride. I am very happy with the high caliber of education my two boys receive there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

great principal and teachers, very supportive PTA. The care that is show toward the children is visible each day from the moment the teachers open your car door to help your child out to the time they walk the children out to go home. Very happy with my childs sucess at barrett ranch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Barrett Ranch has great teachers and staff. My children get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

843

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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843

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females78%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females86%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females54%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females68%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females55%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females58%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females65%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females73%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females63%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 47%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 13%
Two or more races 8%
Black 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/AN/A
English language learners 49%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • (916) 727-1366

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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