« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Pineville, LA
Students enrolled: 807

Contact this school

3655 Holloway Road
Pineville, LA 71360

(318) 445-6860
(318) 445-6850
Nearby homes for sale
Map of J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School address.

January 25, 2015
it is a very good school the teacher work hard with every student to help then

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
My school doing wonderful job implementing the common core to the students. they work hard to learn and the teachers are teach the students wonderfully.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2013
Wonderful school. Teachers and staff are wonderful. Willing to help a struggling child. Children have a structured school and taught how to act in the public .

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2010
A fantastic elementary in the Pineville/Alexandria area. My KDG and 2nd grader attended JI Barron for one year, 2009-10, due to a brief transfer to LA. Coming from Iowa I was concerned about LA schools, but we chose Barron based on a personal visit (very professional and friendly) and test scores. Both my boys loved their teachers; I found all the staff to be dedicated, focused on the children, and committed to building strong foundations in the classroom (reading and math especially). The gifted program for my 2nd grader was OUTSTANDING. It's not who you know at JI Barron, it's who you are, and how involved in your child's schooling you want to be. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2009
JI Barron is all about who you know, so if you are friends with the staff, and hang out with them on the weekend your good. If not, be concerned about how your child is being treated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 29, 2009
My child has had great teachers at JI Barron. Overall, it has been a very positive experience. My only issue is that they have a PTO but rarely get the parents involved. It seems there are a few who do everything, and it seems that is the way they want it. I would like to see more assertiveness from the principal in spreading the involvement around to more than just a few. There are some talented and able parents who given the chance could offer more.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2008
great school !! love the teachers very orginized exelent staff and princable .also great parents club program

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2008
I am the parent of a current and former student at J.I. Barron. I know there are other good schools in Rapides Parish, but I feel that J.I. Barron provides the best atmoshpere for learning and growing while also providing a safe and secure environment. I would recommend J.I. Barron to anyone in the area.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2008
AWESOME school! We have been very pleased with everything about J.I.Barron! My children are in kindergarten and third grade. The teachers are great and provide so many opportunities for the children through projects, activities and great, well planned lessons! Can't say enough about how happy we are!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 15, 2008
Great school. My boys have been there for 3 years now, and we couldn't ask for anything more. The teachers are caring and always available. The climate is very positive (it has to be; I have 2 boys that wake up each morning excited about going to school). The quality of education that they are receiving is top notch. We actually moved to this area because of the things we had heard about Barron, and we have not been disappointed. We wouldn't dream of sending our boys anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
After having my oldest child in Buckeye last year, the move to Barron made me a little nervous. Buckeye set the standard fairly high. Although I am satisfied with the overall performance of the school, I have been disappointed with the parental involvement as well as the organization of the school. The PTA does not meet regularly, and parent volunteers are scarce. I would like to see more leadership from the principal and more team work from the individual classes. I do feel there is a desire to help these children be thier best, and I suppose that is what is most important.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: January 25, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School
3655 Holloway Road, Pineville, LA  71360
(318) 445-6860
Last modified J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top