Barton may not score high as an overall school but let me tell you they have one of the best preschool teachers on this earth. Mrs.Judy McClain is an absolute godsend for my child and our family. I have nothing but positive experiences with their staff actually. Love Shawn (playground coach) and like I said Mrs. McClain is tops in our books.
Worst school ever. I only kept my son here for the whole year because he was only there for 3 hours in k. His teacher was great but the teacher next door got fired for smacking kids. I feel so bad for the kids that attend here. I can't wait to leave this school!
I went to this school 6 years ago all the teachers i had were very helpful they try their best to teach us and the have good skills the teachers are nice but sometimes they are mean but they do that so we can learn and be prepared for the future. It is a great school the teachers are great and they make all that they teach as fun as possible for the students to be comfortable in class to learn i know Barton is a great school.
This is the worse school I have ever seen. This is my son's first year and it has been horrible. The leadership in this school is non existent. I feel sorry for the kids who attend here. My son will not be here next year hopefully the rest of this one. This school needs to fire everyone and start over.
My son and Neice have attended Barton all of their school years, the Teachers really care about the kids and what they learn. As Parents, I believe you get out of the school what you put into it. Not many Parents are involved yet expect Teachers to work miracles! Sadly some of them will be laid off this year, I know the work ethics of the Staff will suffer. I hope LBUSD finds other means to cut funding than the current plan. Barton is a good school, I hope it stays that way. LBUSD Parent
I absolutely love this school! My son had a wonderful experience in the pre-school and kindergarten programs offered here. He tested advanced proficient in all areas. I do, however, wish that the office staff were a little bit more informed about the school and it's community. I also wish that more parents would be more active with the school.
I love this school. My daughter began in 1st grade, and she had the most amazing teacher, In 2nd grade she had another amazing and wonderful teacher. The principal there is great she listens to your concerns, and she pretty much has an open door policy when it comes to the welfare of our children. I think that we as parents will continue to see positive things to come from this school. I feel that all of the parents should really get involved in their child's education and not depend on the school to raise and entirely educate your child like you should. So to rate this school below a 9 or 10 is not really a fair assessment. The parents should take just as much responsibility as the school staff.
Barton has always had a bad rep and I don't know why. Perhaps the people who talk about Barton don't know that we have good teachers and a good principal. Even though the office staff can be rude at times, they still try to get your questions answered. As a parent I suggest that everyone work together to make Barton have a good name instead of complaining about stuff. I like Barton and my kids like it too.
My child has now been going to this school a little over 2 years now and I won't bad mouth the school but it does needs changes in every area, I have ran into problems in which Teachers/Aids do not know how to handle many outspoken children. It seems to be ignored... I look forward when I can finally move and change schools. I could just imagine how this school was before if people say it's better now!
I believe that Barton is a school with great potential, but we need to understand that it takes a team. That team should consist of the students, the parents, and the teachers. As it was mentioned before, we have formed a PTA that has done excellent work this past school year. We would like to do so much more, but we need other parents to step up and help us make this school better academically, and cut down on absentees and tardies. This all effects our school. Lets make 2005-2006 school year one to remember. There will be changes but with our new principal I know we can do it.
Barton has a lot of potential. They have a brand new PTA in which more and more parents seem to be getting involved. academicaly their in need of improvement. Music ,sports and other activities will start to get better because I have noticed since there's a new principal alot of activities and workshops were available. Overall parents need to be more involved with their child at their school and don't think of it as a babysitting service.
Barton's teachers are undisciplined and do not consider the safety of the students. When a teacher does something wrong he/she is not disciplined and incidents are continuously brushed away by the principal. Parents are not allowed to protect their children while attending the school. If a parent has issues with the teacher and would like to speak with the teacher, it will not be permitted. If the parent does not walk away from an incident pertaining to their child at the school, the parent will have a restraining order put upon them if they persist to speak with someone. Barton is not a school I would recommend to anyone until it puts the students safety above the teachers' reputation and stop covering for the teachers' mischiefs.
My child is in the preschool at Barton. His teacher is great. The kids love him. However half of the children in the class know significantly more than the other half and they teach them all together at a lower level of learning. I wish they would seperate the children and teach them according to what they do or do not know. It's still a good school!
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