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J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 807 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 14, 2014

The teachers and faculty are wonderful. Willing to work with parents and students to help them and find what makes it work. They also keep you on top of whats going on. There goal is to help these children learn and grow. They are willing to be there for the students. They treat them like every other student and show them the schools rules and goals. Plus they are challenged to try and show how smart they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 2, 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


Posted December 6, 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


Posted September 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 7, 2008

great school !! love the teachers very orginized exelent staff and princable .also great parents club program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 47%
Black 23% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3655 Holloway Road
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: (318) 445-6860

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