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Barret Traditional Middle School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 9, 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


Posted July 2, 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted February 10, 2005

Too strict. You can even wear one bracelet on each arm.Out of 1 ten I give this school a 2.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male43%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male64%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male85%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 81%
Black 28% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2561 Grinstead Dr
Louisville, KY 40206
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