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Ysabel Barnett Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 940 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted May 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 14, 2010

Great school, great staff, parents,and kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted May 14, 2010

All of the parent/staff support for our students is amazing!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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908

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

908

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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

-19

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students74%
Females75%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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)68%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females76%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students66%
Females74%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females82%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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 Students89%
Females90%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females84%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students88%
Females88%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)86%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females89%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students86%
Females84%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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 49%
Hispanic 28%
Two or more races 9%
Asian 5%
Black 2%
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 17%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

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  • Chris Dixon
Fax number
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39925 Harveston Drive
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