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District Jefferson County School District
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2561 Grinstead Dr
Louisville, KY 40206

(502) 485-8207
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4 stars
Based on 44 ratings

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October 03, 2013
This school is great for some but not all. If your child is gifted or has learning disabilities this is NOT the school for them. Almost all the education takes a middle of the road approach which is fine for a lot of kids, but not all. The bulk of the kids that do well here are upper middle in intelligence and socio-economic. Also note, you will run into a lot of fees and extra costs in traditional school. There are very few kids here that are not at least upper middle class. Overall a good school though.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
My daughter attended Barrett and did really well at this school. I workecd very hard to get her transferred to this school since it was not in our District. I really love Barrett, and now I am a Grandmother trying to assist my daughter with placing my Grandson there. The school that he is going to will (eat him alive) he is truly not ready for all that he will have to contend with by attending this school. I truly believe that Barret would save his life. If anyone listening would have any advice for me(my Daughter) as to the best approach to get my Grandson moved to Barrett, please let me know! Thantk you , Terry L. Bright

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2011
It was my first year at Barret and I didn't know anybody. But all the students and staff made me feel great. Ican;t wait to come back next year. This is the best school ever.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2010
I went to Barret a couple years ago and the thing that amazes me is....everyone that went there (in my grade at least) still talks about how Barret is an amazing school and how it was just a great time in their life. Whenever teachers or memories are brought up, anyone who over hears chimes in. I go to Louisville Male now and all the JCTMS and Johnson kids say they wish they went to Barret. You would be missing out on a great experience if you didn's send your child there.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
I am currently a 7th grader at Barret. Last year, I hated this school with a burning passion. All the teacher DO have favorites, but when you get the nice teachers (which are actually very very rare), or teachers that are nice to you, Barret is not half bad. If you get stressed though, which is pretty easy considering the overloading homework, projects, etc. teachers do not help you. It can be very overwhelming, but it is fun sometimes!!!

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2010
I am a 8th grader at BTMS. This school is cheesy and over rated. The teachers get smart elic and roll thier eyes at you. The rules are sooooooooooo stupid. No braids,highlights,gum.....ect. Do not send your child here. I repeat. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2009
I am a 7th grader and i however i went to Farnsley as 6th grader and transferd to barret because i had problems at farnsley. But I love barret. it is very strict but in a good way. they have good teachers and a wonderful curiculum and i love it. Good friends, good grades, high test scores what more could you want?

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October 11, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 11, 2009
hii i am a new astudent 6th grade and it is wonderfull!!!!!! best school in usa strict but in a goodway great education

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
Barret schools is a great place for educating our children. My daughter came from another country and she had enormous support from teachers and administration at Barret as well as from students. Eveybody is very friendly and the programm is an excellent as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
January 25, 2009
My child is having some challenging times currently and I have tried to contact the appropriate staff. I have had a very difficult time getting answers or even respondences to request for a conference. The school has many positives going for it, however, it does not appear easy to reach staff or teachers when needed

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
I am a currently a sixth grader at barret, and if you do not send your child here, they will never get the education, extracurriclur activis, and all the fun things that barret has to offer that will always help you in life!

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2008
I'm currently a 6th grader at Barret, and I would not recommend this school to anyone! Barret is really not what it seems. Nearly all of the teachers are way to strict, and every teacher has a favorite, and you can tell if they like you or not.If you are a parent, please do not send your child to Barret.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2008
i am a seventh grader at barret,and i think this school is amazing.yea,the teachers are hard on you,but they do it because they care...i love barret!

- submitted by a student
December 06, 2008
Barret was a great school for my oldest child but i am worried about my younger one. She has a talking problem. I am afraid she will fail. And get her hopes down. So i recommend this school for less likely people to get in trouble.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2008
I go there and so far its really good. The uniforms are a little over strict but i love it anyway!

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2008
I went to Barret for eighth grade. I am currently a freshman now. Barret is not a good school for anyone that has trouble learning. All the teachers had 'favorites' and most of them didnt care to help the students that needed it. Two of the teachers I had were very nice to my parents and told them that they were going to help me, but in the classroom they didnt do anything but put me down and they were very mean when I just asked them a question that I didnt understand on the assignment. Alot of them dont care if they embarrass you in front of the class when you do something wrong. Socially, the kids are great here and if you are a good student you will love it, but if you struggle in school even a little bit I do not suggest Barret.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
I am a proud student of barret tms. I am currently in the 7th grade and everything about this school is amazing. There are very few fights and %98 of the people i know love this school. Strict, but not too badly. Uniforms are required. We have many school activities, sports, and clubs to join! if your child is planning on going to this school, make sure that they are prepared mentally and are ready for hard working!

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August 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 24, 2008
This is my first year of middle school , and I am at Barret. Some students get on here and say how terrible barret is, they lie, well I just wanted to to say how GREAT Barret is. The caferteria looks like a beautiful cafe, with great food. The teachers are very strict, but they teach you a lot. The students are very well behaved, and are liked by many teachers, Go Barret!

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2008
This school has a lot of fights and is not a good learning environment for any child. My child absolutly hated going to barret and transfered to a much better school. The school i would recommend is jctms.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
Barret is a great place to send your child. Its a little tough to get into, and there is always the threat of being removed if behavior or grades aren't up to standards, but my son really has gotten a lot out of his years there. I am looking forward to sending my other two children there too. There are many ways for parents to be involved, and there is always some small way to help out.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
Barret is a great school and i love it. Sure there are some teachers who the students aren't very fond of but it's going to be the same at any other school. No one can complain about the wonderful school barret!

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2008
Barret is a bad school at which the teachers do not care for any of the student and are extremly rude!! no child should have to be held under such surcomestances! Barrets teachers should score a -10!!!! i do not recomnd this school!

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 19, 2008
Barret TMS is way 2 strict they make u follow the rules. And even if u hav gum and get cuat they take it to far. And Give u a Referal and detention. There way 2 strict. Youll get a referoll 4 having ur sahirt untucked and it could be an accident and u get a referal with out verby warning. Its not fair. Barrets not wat it seems.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2008
If you plan to go to Barret then make sure you're prepared. The teachers are strict and disipline to them is a must. even so this is a great school to go to. It is very clean and modern ther are 2 computer labs and at least 2 computers in each room. Be prepared for a lot of work.

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
I'm a current Barret TMS student, and I have been attending the school for 2 yrs now. I'm presently in the 8th grade. Barret is an intricately structured school, and the teachers don't hesitate to discipline mis-behaving students. If your child wishes to attend this school, make sure he or she is prepared for a heavy workload!

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2007
I spent 3 years of my life attending Barret, and when I graduated I was sad to say goodbye to a few of my wonderful teachers, but there was a lot of controversy in the last few years, including restrictions on purses and jewlery.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2007
When people look at our school they say were a bunch of well behaved and smart childen which is sometimes true .At Barret they are strict on the wrong things.In our school some of the teachers really care but on the other hand some teachers dont put enough effort in teaching the students that really need help.So just make sure your child is really prepared for Barret

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June 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 10, 2007
You have to know what you're getting into when you choose Barret. It's a very competitive school so there's not a lot of room for the nurture and sincere concern for the student that is struggling academically. The administration would rather you remove the student than to work with them. Greathouse Shryock Elem. feeds into Barret so I suggest any parent considering the traditional program read those reviews also. They have strong test scores and ratings because they don't tolerate any student that may jeopardize that. Carefully consider all your choices for middle schools. If your child is an expressive, outgoing individual who likes to march to their own beat do not choose Barret. You will save yourself a lot of frustration. I regret my choice because my son loved school until now. It's a good fit for some, but not most.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
Barret is awesome we are not too strict! We have a great student body, the best teachers, and the best scores in the state! What more could you ask for? I am a proud student of Barret.

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2005
I love Barret it is the best school I have ever been to.The teachers are nice the students,principal,councilers,even the lunch ladies are funny and nice!I give this school a 5! And for all of you that think it is to strict it is not!

- submitted by a student
October 06, 2005
I think Barret is not too strict. They have guidelines, and the kids know the rules. I appreciate the 'strictness' and the fact they are challenging my son. Teachers are caring, adminstration is top notch. Consistently this school has outstanding test scores. More middle schools schould be like this.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 10, 2005
Too strict. You can even wear one bracelet on each arm.Out of 1 ten I give this school a 2.

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Barret Traditional Middle School
2561 Grinstead Dr, Louisville, KY  40206
(502) 485-8207
Last modified Barret Traditional Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Barret Traditional Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews.