This schools has come a long way academically. But I must say it it the most unorganized that school I have ever seen! My child is in Chess Club and they released the kids early and didn't notify any parents (Which has happened more than once). I went up to pick my kid up and they had no clue where she even was. They dont even know who is in Chess Club! They have no list of names NOTHING!!!! They do not watch who picks up your child/children. My childs relative picked her up amd she isn't even on the list of who is allowed to pick up from school. Thank god it was ok and not her father who is not legally privileged to pick her up. Aalso, thry changed my kids teacher never told me or why. Noot even an introduction letter for the parents, no courtesy, noo organization. They have a great assistant principal, and some good teachers. I am zoned to this school and its very unfortunate. They have alot of bullies ( which they do well with addressing it but it has too be brought to their attention majority of the time) annd the kids there curse the nastiest words i wouldn't spurt out to my worst enemy. They tell you when your child has a day off or school events only 24 hours prior. Its EXTREME chaos, they dont know what is up or down. It's very unfortunate because there is potential with some of these amazing teachers and all of their work they need to get organized and keep the parents informed.
The website doesnt even have updated information as of 6 years... the principle and vice principle are both incorrect that lets me know A) nobody took the time to do their job sense 2008 B) Being as tho both principle and vice have sense left and been replaced recently i take it the staff isnt even satisfied with this school.
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! :-)
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'.
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...