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K-5
Public district
Antelope, CA
Students enrolled: 534
Before care: No
After care: No
 

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7720 Ocean Park Drive
Antelope, CA 95843

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(916) 770-8839
(916) 727-1366
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June 12, 2015
My son's academics have went from barely making it to exceeding my expectations since we switched to this school. The teacher and staff are fabulous and the school is always clean. Best school by far!

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2015
My husband and I love Barrett Ranch Elementary. Our boys have been enrolled since kindergarten (now going into 6th and 4th grades) and we couldn't be happier about the school they attend. Everyone (from the teachers, to the principal, to the office staff) is top notch and make our children feel valued, and encouraged to be the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 11, 2015
The teachers strive to give the students the tools need to do well in school

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
RESPECT is part of their 3 core standards. "Show Respect, Make Good Decisions and Solve Problems

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
The teachers are very passionate about what they do and strive to give the students the best experience possible

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
My son went to Barrett Ranch when the school first opened up and now my daughter finished 5th grade at Barrett Ranch. I was so please that my children were able to go to Barrett Ranch. They work hard to give every student the best education possible. They also have a Drama club and the teachers do an outstanding job enriching the students minds and giving them opportunities they normally would not have. The students believe in the 3 person standards: "Show Respect, Make Good Decisions and Solve Problems". This emanates throughout the entire campus. I will truly miss seeing the teachers and staff at Barrett Ranch. If your child has an opportunity to attend the school take it!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2015
Barrett Ranch is one of the best schools out there. The teachers really put the students first and work with them to succeed. My son started kindergarten when the school first opened and now my daughter just finished 5th grade. I have had the great pleasure of volunteering at the school and have gotten to know the staff. I am sad not to be able to see them the next school year. The school has a motto of 3 personal standards the students live by. They are: "Show Respect, Make Good Decisions, and Solve Problems". The students love to see Dr. Vu on campus and he loves talking with the students. The school has a huge poster in town hall with "At Barrett Ranch we show Kindness by..." and all the students wrote down how they show kindness on a heart. Another amazing feature of the school is the Drama productions they put on. Currently Mrs. Devine and Mrs. Traynor head up the Drama club and they do an outstanding job! Having the arts a part of the school really helps students academically. It is truly one of the best schools!

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 11, 2015
The teachers go above and beyond to invest in their education and future. Their position is clearly much more than a job to them and it is visible and evident that they truly love what they do and the children that they invest in.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
Barrett Ranch takes character traits very seriously and invests in developing the student's character as well as their education. They choose one aspect at a time to learn about and spend time putting into practice. The kids love the goals that are set to meet the character standards and learn to be upstanding citizens with a strong sense of integrity.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2015
Our 3 boys were originally overflow from another school which I was not happy about but it did not take long for us to fall in love with this school and we have since made Barrett Ranch our permanent school. There is such a strong sense of family and a deep pride in the community here. The teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that our kids not only meet goals but excel in their education. This is so important for us because a 3 of our kids have learning "difficulties" and school had become a dreaded chore that they hated. The class sizes are smaller than the other schools they have gone to in the past which allows for more attention from the teachers and less chance of them "slipping through the cracks". The teachers and staff at Barrett go out of their way to meet the kids on their level, and teach them in a way they can understand as well as encourage and push them to go beyond their goals. They have turned school from a "dreaded chore" to something they love and look forward to everyday! The principal and staff is as equally invested in the kids lives as the teachers are and do everything with the interest of the children and education in mind. There are so many activities throughout the year that brings the families and community together here. We are so happy to have been sent to this school and we look forward to many more years of memories here!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2015
We have been at Barrett for 5 years now and I currently have 3 children who attend this school. Our children have loved each of their teachers. The enthusiasm each of their teachers have shown in their teaching has reflected itself in the love for learning that each of my children now shares. The character traits and behavioral rules that are in place help ensure that each child learns respect not only for their teachers and peers, but also how to respect themselves. The entire staff at Barrett have encouraged our children to do their best in everything they do and to never give up. We have been very blessed to have been able to attend such an outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 11, 2015
The teachers here at Barrett Ranch are fabulous. Not only do they help every child with the curriculum but also on how to be a better person. Being a great student is good, but having good character and being a good person on top of having good grades makes for a complete education.

- submitted by a student

June 11, 2015
We love this school and all of the staff. The teachers are first class. They put their heart and souls into our children's education and also assist in helping our children become better people. By using the "Character Counts" system they teach our children Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Barrett Ranch is defiantly where I want both of my kids to get their education and learn to be a well rounded person. Also the communication between the teacher and the parents that I have experienced is great.

- submitted by a student

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

April 08, 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

June 03, 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
no rating
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
no rating
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

May 16, 2010
Fantastic teachers and staff! They really care about the kids!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
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!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 30, 2010
Because they have 2 of the most wonderful people for teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2010
Barrett Ranch is an awesome school to work at!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
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

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

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!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 26, 2010
The teachers are amazing and the vibe of the school is so positive!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
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

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
no rating
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
no rating
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

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
no rating
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
no rating
April 24, 2010
Barrett Ranch has great teachers and staff. My children get a good education.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2010
My oldest son has attended Barrett Ranch for the past three years and has enjoyed his time there. His teachers have been tremendous and the faculty are equally impressive. My wife and I feel very fortunate to have our son attending a school in Dry Creek and specifically Barrett Ranch Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 24, 2010
Its the best school I have ever worked with and they do AMAZING things with the hardest students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 23, 2010
I'm a substitute teacher at Barrett Ranch and it is my favorite school to visit. The staff is extremely friendly. The teachers bend over backwards to provide great support to the students to make sure they have every opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 23, 2010
They do AMAZING things with the hardest students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 23, 2010
My daughter Jennifer teaches at Barrett Ranch and I occassionally help in her classroom. The school has teachers and staff who truly care about students and the school is a safe place for students to feel comfortable to take risks and to expand their education. The custodial staff does an outstanding job of keeping the campus immaculate

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 23, 2010
Because the teachers are awesome. They continue to teach every year in a profession that they love despite receiving pink slips that threaten their jobs each year. Amazing dedication

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2010
This is the best school. It has a fantastic staff and wonderful environment for learning.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
April 23, 2010
Because the entire staff cares about each student and is focused on their success.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 23, 2010
The staff truly cares about the students that come from a variety of backgrounds. They supply sooo many successful interventions for students at all grade levels.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 23, 2010
The entire staff cares about the well being and academic progress of every student!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 22, 2010
Barrett Ranch Teachers are the hardest working group of teachers I have ever met. They stop at nothing to provide the best for their students. They collaborate on everything and welcome the children every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
At Barrett Ranch the Teachers & Staff work hard to meet the needs of all students. Students take pride in our school and they work hard to meet their goals.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
April 22, 2010
This school has a staff of teachers who are incredibly dedicated to each other and their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
Because it is the best place to work. Supportive staff and great kids! Wouldn't want to teach anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
Barrett Ranch cares about the kids. There are interventions for struggling kids, and enrichment for all! The staff works as a collaborative professional learning community and believes in the success of all their students. The parents, staff, teachers, and students all work together to make this school unique and amazing!

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2009
I love this school! My daughter is in Kindergarten and the teachers are amazing! The school has wonderful Movie Nights, picnics, and a Holiday Workshop for free that you can bring the whole family to! Very community oriented. There's a ton of positive reinforcement and my daughter just can't wait to get to school. She's only two-thirds the way through kindergarten and she can read, write stories, do math, knows about polar bears, penguins, the life cycle of plants, and the history of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They have a full kitchen and get to bake in class, which means learning about fractions, etc. Amazing teachers and leadership at this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 25, 2009
This is a wonderful school. My daughter has been there since 1st grade she is now a 3rd grader. She started off slow reader and now she is up to par with the rest of her class and most recently gotten the best reportcard ever. Teachers are great communicators and email you and call. They are all very caring.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2009
This school is the an amazing place for student learning. The entire staff works together to make sure that no kids fall through the cracks. My children's teachers have been kind-hearted, knowledgable and really worked with them to make sure they were successful. I can't recommend this school enough.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2008
I agree with the parent who states it is not a prison. Barrett Ranch is a great school to have your children in. The teachers care about the education of each individual child. The children seem to love all the teachers even the ones who are not their direct teacher. My daughter was in kindergarten last year and will be returning to 1st grade, she cannot wait to go back to school to see her teacher and friends. Barrett Ranch is a good environment to learn.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2008
The school is awesome. I have 3 children that go here. Two have adhd and have failed at all the other schools they have been to. The teachers and the staff have made sure that my two were going to succeed and they have.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2008
TRUST ME, Barrett Ranch is not run like a prison! Although it is a newer school, the teachers are top notch, many of which have transferred from other schools just for the opportunity to work at Barrett. If a parent feels that being at Barrett is like being at a prison, then their child is probably one that needs frequent discipline for behavior problems. From my experience and other parents I have talked to, we feel the teachers and principal are excellent, and always strive to do what is best for the students. As for worksheet after worksheet, I don't understand where that parent is coming from. Our children were singing academic songs and creating maps and pictures to make learning connections, having a great time along the way. Perhaps the parent who said the school was like a prison, accidently wrote about the wrong school or was just upset.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2008
This schol is run like a prison. The children can't run or play or talk or practically breathe. They stand in line for much too long and are afraid that if they step on the grass they will be given detention. and.. yes they give detention to kindergardeners what are they thinkings? Learning? all they did was push worksheet after worksheet at them without giving any kind of enthusiasm for learning. sad school.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2007
Wonderful, brand new school! Excellent staff and Principal. :)

- submitted by a parent

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Welcome to Barrett Ranch Elementary School, a California Distinguished School. There are many things that make Barrett Ranch such a special place. Our school is a safe and nurturing place in which respect is a part of everyday life at school. School-wide programs such as PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) and Character Counts put a special focus on social and emotional well-being for all students and help foster a special sense of pride and positivity at our school.

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Barrett Ranch Elementary School
7720 Ocean Park Drive, Antelope, CA  95843
(916) 770-8839
Last modified Barrett Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Barrett Ranch Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 87 reviews. Top