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39925 Harveston Drive
Temecula, CA 92591

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September 10, 2012
My son started school at Ysabel Barnett last year and struggled in math. The school offered an early morning tutoring class for which my son was given the opportunity to join. The class was a blessing as I have seen the improvements each night we work on math at home. This year he is doing better and he loves his school. The teachers, the principal and vice principal are great! The office staff is great too! Thank you Ysabel for helping me to help my son in math.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
The staff at Ysabel Barnett are great. We moved here in January and our daughter was very behind in curriculum. After just a few months she has jumped 3 reading levels and is up to speed with the rest of the class. We are extremely happy with BES and plan on our daughter attending the rest of elementary here. If you are planning to move to the area, I highly recommend it. We love it here.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2011
This is our first year at BES and we are extremely pleased with our child's teacher, the Principal Mr. Dixon, and all the administration and staff. They are all very aware of what is happening in all levels of the school, they work very well together and the academics and activities are excellent. If you are contemplating moving your child here/attending here, I say don't hesitate. Unfortunately the government has mandated that all student be taught to pass tests, but this school does that well and still focuses on the child rather than a test score. I think some of the not-as positive comments on here, earning BES a 4/5 stars, are from prior administrations. The current administration of the school is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
I am very happy will bes. The teachers are amazing. We had Mrs Peterson and Mrs Larrabee. They both were outstanding! My daughter really enjoys all the activies they offer..Halloween events, plays, after school art class's, ..The staff is wonderful and really cares about your kids..quite a blessing :) Thanks Ysabel Barnett ~ GREAT JOB!!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
This is definitely a school with the best principal and best teachers. Our daughter has been going to this school for 3 years and we love it a lot. The academic curriculum is excellent. All the staff , especially Mr. Principal (Mr. Dixon) do care a lot for students. Thank you very much Ysabel Barnett for being a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2011
i absolutely love this school. we have been here for 2 yrs now and my daughter just loves it here. we are military family and we move alot and this school made us feel like family. the staff is wonderful and we just love mr. dixen the principal. we see him outside almost every morning greeting all the kids and parents hello. i have never felt so comfortable with leaving my daughter at school until we came here. the teachers are so patient with the students and the curriculum is outstanding...thank you ysabel barnett for being so wonderful...

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
I am so happy with Ysabel Barnett! Parents are so involved, PTO is great, and the teachers and administrative staff are top notch! Thank you for putting our children first!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Parents and teachers work together at this school doing all things possible to make certain our children are receiving the best education possible. Everyone is always ready, willing and able to do whatever it takes to make sure our children get everything possible that's needed to ensure their success.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
This is such a great school! Even with budget cuts they still give 110% to our children. I am very, very thankful for that..

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Barnett Elementary is an amazing school with amazing teachers. My daughter went to another school for kindergarten and was so far behind. We came to Barnett and she has grown so much i couldnt be happier with this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
Everyone from the office staff, the administrators, the teachers and especially the PTO are all great. Everyone pitches in to make Ysabel Barnett a great place for our kids to learn, have fun and make friends. My son loves it and so do we!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Great school, great staff, parents,and kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
I love the staff and pray that next years staff will be just as good. Wish it could be the same but clearly the gov. has different views on what is important in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
All of the parent/staff support for our students is amazing!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
My daughter has been going to BES for 5 years now. I love this school very much. We have had so many awesome teachers...Mr. Kossak is the best! I volunteer regularly and appreciate this school very much. Here's the negative...no 6th grade! : (

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2009
As a person who worked for Mr. Dixon for two years, I can't tell you what an amazing administrator he is. His positive attitude and the way he always puts students first is inspiring. Ysabel Barnett is so lucky to have him!

- submitted by a teacher
November 22, 2009
This is our first year at this school & we couldn't be happier! We were in an 'arts focused school' last year & Barnett has many more arts programs than our prior school! Mr. Dixon was kind enough to let me grill him for 45 minutes before I made the decision to move schools. Our only regret is that we weren't here last year! The staff & teachers are responsive, professional, energetic & caring. There are lots of extracurricular activities, both fee-based & free. The teachers & administrators have high, high academic & behavior standards. Mr. Dixon is very big on respectful behavior from the kids & his staff. The PTO is wonderful - they have contributed so many programs & field trips to this school. There is none of the petty bickering that you usually find in other PTA-type organizations. The parents are wonderful, as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
This is my sons 1st year at this school and im blown away. The teachers, staff, and school as a whole is very structured, organzied, friendly etc. I couldnt be happier!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
We just moved to town and this is my daughter's first experience in a public school. I was apprehensive, but it's so close to home and made sense, I thought we'd give it a try. I did not know that there was a new principal. I read the earlier reviews and was a bit worried about my decision. Found out, it was all for nothing. She had an excellent year and even got Student of the Week and Month. The school and principal have good energy. It feels disciplined and organized. I am looking forward to doing more class parents-related activities.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
I love, love, love the new Principal. He is high energy and ready to break through all barriers for our kids sake. He does everything for the kids and his new philosophy really has made a positive impact on learning and student behavior. The teachers at this school are the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
This year the school has a new principal and what a difference new leadership has made. More cohesive, school wide discipline program; clear objectives and expectations; staff just seems happier. I'm thrilled with our experience for our children this year and the direction the school is moving in. Keep it up!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
I am so happy with Ysabel Barnett! The principal is new to the school this year and has done an amazing job. I am so happy with the way the school is run in all areas. I am especially happy with the emphasis they put on fitness for our kids. It is so important for kids to be strong physically as well as academically.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
My daughter went to school there for 2 yrs. She did ok academically. The kindergarten was wonderful. First grade not so good. She was ignored in class because other kids needed more attention (observed by both me and other parents) and bullied and picked on during lunch and play time. After several phone calls, emails, conferences with the principal and teacher, we ended up moving to put her into a different school.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2008
My daughter goes to this school for speech/pre-school. She has a expressive langauge delay and started the pre-school program when she was 3 years old. During the first week she was potty trained and went from speaking in 3 and 4 word sentences to now 6 to 10 word sentences all within a matter of a week. The speech program and pre-school program is exceptional. I am a parent and former 1st grade teacher with a degree in special education and this school is excellent for students with special needs. The staff is wonderful and professinal. My daughter has now been in the program for a year and hopefully by the time she gets into kindergarten she will no longer need speech services. I would definately recomend this school. This school also offers a full day kindergarten program for regular students and other schools only offer part day programs.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
lousy administration, lacking integrity

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
To those parents of the other reviews that say 'get involved ' well I am VERY involved and thats how i know this school needs to improve in many ways such as after school activies like CHORUS or PLAYS that would help kids feel more confident and less intimidated by the way this school is run, also more AWARDS to motivate kids, & how about a field trip or so Im sure parents wouldn't mind giving there kids $10.00 or so for at least one. This school is very nice but it needs new ways to get the kids to perform better not just walking around like little robots. Kids need dicipline but they also need people like librarian Mrs. Jones who treats them like there still kids with feelings, and yes less politics and budget mention everyone is having it, other ways of $$ & let the kids be kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
School is a better quality school and is super focused on math and building students self esteem. My wife is a volunteer and I occasionally get involved. I have seen that teachers are very competitive and get involved in politics. THe staff at the front desk is very as a matter of fact and does not seem to have a sence of urgency when dealing with the public. Very LAX with the front desk and visitors. Overall the school is good. Less politics and more focus on the kids would make this a 5.0 school.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
Barnett teachers put forth incredible effort, but seem frustrated by an overwhelming workload and resistance from the principal to allow for more variation in instructional approaches. I'm a parent volunteer and a former teacher. I was impressed with our last elementary school, which placed more emphasis on teaching the 'whole child' and individualizing instruction, and placed less emphasis on deciding student success based on a battery of rigorous assessments. While test scores are valuable, students are best assessed in a more authentic manner, such as in-depth, descriptive teacher commentaries and portfolios of student work demonstrating a progression in knowledge and skills. Far more teacher/parent communication and teacher collaboration should be required by the principal, and teachers should have more freedom to design and implement instruction according to their own philosophies of education, catered to the needs of their students. Our child's teacher does a wonderful job, considering these restraining conditions.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
We have been here two years and we love this school. The teachers and other staff are committed to educational excellence and really care about our children's experience. I was shocked to read teh reviews below and I would suggest that you really need to get involved. If you were involved you would see the great amount of effort put forth every day for our students!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
All of my concerns have always been addressed appropriately, and my children are excelling within their grade levels. I couldn't be happier with the teachers and staff. Suggestion: Get involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
It's nice to feel welcomed at this school. I know the staff and teachers respect all parents and students at the school. academics are a high priority. My child can't not say enough about her math teacher. Parent involvement is great!!! The students safety is cafefully watched over, it's nice to see staff watching out for all the students. The principal is very involved in each grade level and takes time to visit with students...parents and staff at any given time. She has an open door policy!!! How nice!!! If my child's teacher is so called 'over-worked' she has a funny way of showing it!Our teacher is always smiling and takes time to greet all students and parents. I believe that we need to work harder for state testing. Getting the students prepared early is a must!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
Inner-politics are still ruining the school. Most teachers look over-worked and morale seems low. The atmosphere is negative and I've heard that many teachers leave because of stress placed on them from administration. Wonderful school district, but there needs to be more direction and input from teachers and parents at the school level.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
I feel that the Kindergarten academic program is working well with my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
I have high respect for the principal and teachers of this school. My child is getting the education I wanted and he deserves.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
Although this school is brand new and beautiful, the school suffers from tremendous growing pains and a lack of strong leadership. As a parent, I would caution new parents to do your homework and learn the inter-politics to successfully achieve the academic goals you have in mind for your child(ren.)

- submitted by a parent
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Ysabel Barnett Elementary School
39925 Harveston Drive, Temecula, CA  92591
(951) 296-5579
Last modified Ysabel Barnett Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ysabel Barnett Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top