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John Barrett Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 877 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2014

I am currently a student here. I feel like I don't get the right education. Theres been a lot of bullying at this school and i feel like teachers don't pay much attention to you. I always got straight A's until i came to Barrett after Christmas break . I started getting B's C's And D's once in a while a F. Im sorry but I wouldn't recommend this school.


Posted May 15, 2014

I have a child currently on 6th grade. I have to say that some of the negative reviews below have basis as I have several instances where I emaled teachers and never receive a response, will response but does not answer your question, or keep telling you that they are working on your request. This school have some good teachers but not all, they lack organization especially before and after a Barret Show. If you don't ask about your child standing at school, you will never receive information from this school except when the principal leaves a message about the upcoming event at Barret. Lastly, I've experienced being ignored when waiting for my turn to ask a question while the teacher is chitchating with other Caucasian parents. I could decrease the rating to two stars but there is no better middle school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

Barrett is a wonderful, rigorous, all inclusive school with a friendly student body and welcoming staff. We are proud of our school's current focus of integrating the arts into our curriculum, we are working towards preparing our students for 21st Century skills, and we demonstrate high expectations in our character education program. Our school has a fantastic performing arts class, a talented band, and several top of the line sports teams including wrestling, volleyball, basketball and track. I am very proud to work with the students, staff and families of Barrett. Go Broncos!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2014

I am surprised by some of the negative comments listed below. Barrett is a great school! Teachers and staff work very hard to ensure that every student gets the support, care and education he or she deserves. Of course the school isn't perfect, no school is, but everyone there puts in extra hours and effort for the betterment of the students. Bring your child to Barrett. You will be happy you did!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 26, 2013

I just pulled my grandson out of Barrett 7th grade. What a mess! Bullying is rampant and the assistant principal and some of the teachers I dealt with were unavailable and not interested in helping. I can't say enough about the chaos in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

I am shocked at the negative reviews of Barrett. I have a child in 7th grade at Barrett and I'm very pleased with the education my son is getting. His English and history teacher has been very helpful and he loves history now! The science teacher, Mrs. Book is excellent too. My daughter went there four years ago and we were happy then. If I had to choose over again, I would choose Barrett. Regarding the complaint about no nurse, no school has a full time nurse any more. They haven't had full time nurses for 20 years. It's a sad fact, but not the schools' fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

This is one of the worst schools I have ever seen... NO support at all for parents. If your child suffers from a medical condition do not take your kid to this school at all.. NO communication. No calls back ever from principle and or counselor from day one... They don't know much of about how where to go to get help and even when you produce Doctors information they act like it means nothing at all and are rude and not understanding of a condition they no nothing about. The STAFF is about as uneducated as I have seen in a long time for being a school or they just act like they don't know what they are doing or just don't care...NO NURSE AT ALL.. even my doctor was shocked and upset that they had no Nurse at ALL... If you need to budget cut that bad don't take away the nurse who is the least cost and most needed OMG really...It's a traveling nurse that goes from school to school really be smarter ...WORST SCHOOL EVER... IN bad area as well to many calls warning about predators following kids who have records and been seen before. STAY as far away from this school as you can if you love your kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

My Children went to Barrett. I am very unhappy with this school. I had to remove my daughter and home school her. First, the office secretary is rude. Every time you speak with her she acts as though you are bothering her. When my daughter started Barrett she had A's and B's and went into HA. When her grades started falling I tried moving her into a regular class and was told no. The counselor never returned my calls or emails. She had multiple incidents where she was bullied and threatened and the vice principal was not active in ensuring that the bullying stopped. Finally after repeated days of calling and trying to get the to address the issues I pulled out my daughter. At which time, they now refuse to give me details on how they are dealing with the girls that bullied her because they say it is confidential. The staff at this school need to get the bullying under control or someones child is going to get hurt. I am glad I removed my daugther....please don't consider this school it is not a good place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

Barrett has some outstanding teachers. To name a few, Mr. Bisquara, Ms.Mcenroe, Mr.Stroble and Mrs.Danzinger and Ms. Smiley. i have had all these teachers since coming to Barrett and all of them have made me a better person. the two that have inspired me most are Mr Biquara and Ms.Smiley (my PE teachers)


Posted May 24, 2011

I find it appalling that both a parent and teacher at Barrett is so illiterate and can t spell. It tells you all about the problem of getting the children to learn if the teachers are no better. One would only have to read the message of I am both a parent and teacher at Barrett Posted May 27, 2010 and it tells it all. I guess this parent and teacher also speaks well English. LOL However Barrett does have a problem and I guess they can t seem to get a grip on the bullying taking place there. NO child should be subjected to this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Blaming the students? I find that appalling, and yet a very old story. The posts blamed students for Barrett being "past its prime:" "I believe this is due to the influx of students coming with behavior problems" and "but the students have a lot of behaviors that prevent you from teaching and others to learn"? All of our schools should be flexibly equipped to work with every kind of student, no matter the background, experiential differences, or behavioral and processing challenges. Rather than blame children for a school "going downhill," why not work and advocate for sufficient resources and teachers per classroom to effective meet and support each and every child who enters those halls? Every student, teacher, and community member will gain from such an approach.


Posted May 30, 2010

I am so glad to read that other families & staff are finally seeing that Barrett is long past its prime, and is highly overrated. For years it had a very strong reputation, but in recent years has gone downhill. I believe this is due to the influx of students coming with behavior problems and from the lack of enforcement of school rules. There are some great teachers at Barrett, don't get me wrong. The principal seems to be pretty good, too. I agree that the language commonly heard on campus and the non-enforcement of dress code is pretty bad. But the drug use and daily fights that go on are very alarming, and most parents aren't aware of it. I am also upset about the frequent showings of movies in class that waste teaching time. My kids have all seen their first nudity/sex scenes in movies the teachers didn't edit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I am both a parent and teacher at Barrett. There first of all is a great staff, but the students have a lot of behaviors that prevent you from teaching and others to learn. I find it to be alarming, Also, the dress code needs to be inforced. I think no bagging pants, sweats, or athletic short in addition to not having graphic tees that they get by with wearing. In being able to dress so casually at times enhances ones attitude. There are many middle schools to choose from that are much better than Barrett give them a try before sending your student here. There is only so much a teacher can do with the high level of problems coming to the school. Even with the wonderful principal to many things get to slide by. Also, the language you here when you are walking down the hall is very saddening.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2009

We just moved to Carmichael from El Dorado Hills and we came from great schools there in EDH. What I really like about John Barrett is the communication the school has with the parents. They don't let anything slip by without informing you about it. They really care about their students. We rarely got this in the EDH schools. My daughter has made wonderful friends and the homework load is not overwhelming so far. The teachers are also wonderful. We also like Barrett's small town feel. So far we are very happy with Barrett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

As a teacher at Barrett, I can tell you that the teachers really care about their students. I teach computers, and for electives we also offer performing arts, art, band, government, and media.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2008

I live in Las Vegas, but I have talked to some of my kids teacher and principal, they are always very helpful. My son loves the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

The teaching and office staff are great. They are always with a smile and a pleasant comment about your child. My child has not been the easiest at testing their patience but they always prevail. The IE program is awesome and they exhaust every avenue. The only problem I see is how they handle policy violations. Any problems are handled internally and many times without parent notification. When a district/school policy is violated all parents involved need to be notified. Outside of that for a school of it's size it does a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

Quality of education is very good. The teachers are well versed in their fields. There is diversity and the school is small enough to have a warm small town feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

My daughter attended John Barrett middle school a couple of years ago and I was not pleased with the dicipline of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

This school is wonderful! I have had kids in this school for the last five years. There has never been a time in the last five years that the office staff or administration has not been available any time I need to ask a question or voice a concern. The sixth grade program is fantastic and I will have my 3rd child entering into it in the 2005/2006 school year. The teachers and principals could not be better. The 'wheel' elective was great. It gave my kids a little taste of each subject and let them decide what they were interested in. For example: Spanish, French, School to Careers, computers, and art. One of my children discovered that they loved Spanish and art, while the other loved 'School to Careers' with Mr. Wright. (I think that is his name.) Thanks and keep up the good work Barrett!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

748

Change from
2012 to 2013

-44

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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API score

748

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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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Change from 2012 to 2013
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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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English Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
English Language Arts

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students55%
Females55%
Males53%
African American36%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students42%
Females43%
Males41%
African American9%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state46%
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

Algebra I

All Students67%
Females67%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females57%
Males46%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students38%
Females38%
Males37%
African American20%
Asiann/a
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state33%
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

Algebra I

All Students35%
Females35%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state0%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females52%
Males46%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state21%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females10%
Males13%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Females92%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students50%
Females46%
Males53%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Science

All Students64%
Females63%
Males65%
African American33%
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 disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 66%
Hispanic 17%
Black 8%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Brent Givens
Fax number
  • (916) 971-7839

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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4243 Barrett Road
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: (916) 971-7842

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