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Barton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 816 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2007

Barton Elementary is an amazing school! Delorisa Brown (the former principal) did a great job with transforming that school! Now, the new principal (Dr. Francois) is eager to continue to improve the quality of the school with the help of a beautiful and great learning environment/atmosphere (a brand new school). She has high hopes and expectations for our future generation and her smile is contagious. What is most apparent at Barton is the 'secretarial and clerical customer service'. They are always eager to answer all and any questions. The teachers are warm, welcoming and always finding ways to professionally develop. This coming year is going to be a successful one! Go Barton! The students at Barton are in for a treat when they first attend this gorgeous school! What a way to start the new academic year! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

Barton is an exemplary coming from an 'F' to now and 'A' school. Principal Brown embraces her parents, community agencies and private partners who have a heart for children. She works long hours to bring the school to what it is. She made a lot of changes by removing staff that had negative attitudes about the kids and school community. The beacon center bring a lot of additional resources such monthly and quarterly outings for kids, parents and the whole community. congratulation to all the students and staff. Make all of us proud by maintain our school grade 'A' . I was happy to participate at the FCAT Rally held at Lake Worth High School. Wear Red, and get ready' Barton is hot'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Barton is a great community school!There are many opportunities for parent involvement and the students seem to really take pride in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The scores and gains that are posted on this web site compare Barton against other schools that really don't have the ESOL population that Barton does. I think it is very unfair to rate a high ESOL populated school against a nonESOL populated school. The teachers work harder than any teachers that I have ever seen. My child went to Barton when it was a 'D' school...he also went to Seminole Trails an 'A' school...the experience was like night and day....Barton got my child reading at a level 16...he came to the school not knowing how to read....I would put a Barton teaching staff up against any 'A' school in the district...
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
22%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 47%
Black 44%
White 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 119%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 252%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%73%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. DENISE SANON
Fax number
  • (561) 540-9128

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1700 Barton Road
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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