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Barrett Ranch Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 534 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 23, 2010

They do AMAZING things with the hardest students.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 23, 2010

This is the best school. It has a fantastic staff and wonderful environment for learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2010

Because the entire staff cares about each student and is focused on their success.


Posted 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.


Posted April 23, 2010

The entire staff cares about the well being and academic progress of every student!!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 22, 2010

This school has a staff of teachers who are incredibly dedicated to each other and their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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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API score

843

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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.
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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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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  • Don Vu
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  • (916) 727-1366

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