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Barnes Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2014

My name is Timothy Bugh and I went to barnes my entire elementary experience from 4th on up and it was the greatest experience to date of my life the teachers where awsome the counselor was the greatest and everything was wholesome!


Posted September 20, 2012

Both of my children attend Barnes and our family loves this school. The teachers go beyond teaching basic academics and seek to work with each child as an individual at their skill level. This is also a school that values students as good citizens. Respect for self, respect for elders, and good manners are practiced by everyone at the school and it shows in the attitude and behavior of the students. The amount of PTA involvement is amazing and the school benefits each year from community support. I wouldn't want my kids to be at any other school in the Mid-Del district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

We LOVE Barnes!! The teachers and faculty are wonderful, amazing, upstanding role models. We currently have 2 children in the school, and 1 that attended 1st-5th grade. We love the fact that the teachers stick for a long time, so we have grown relationships with most of them, making our experience so much better. Thanks Barnes Bluejays for always being the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

BARNES is a fabulous school! The PRINCIPAL (correct spelling) is amazing. She works very hard each day to make sure her students and teachers are safe. The faculty is positive and very much involved in all aspects. The climate of the school is exceptional. The office ladies are helpful and welcoming. My children LOVE Barnes Elementary and so do I (you should always capitalize I).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

I was a student at this school and I can tell you by first hand experience that this school only caters to those that it sees excelling. if your an average student with b's and c's you have no chance of getting any help from the so called "great" teachers. but I will agree that Mrs. Finley is awesome, she has been there forever. And as far as the principal is concerned she is an obnoxious woman, that never should have been made principal at all, the principal before her was much better and actually cared about the students.


Posted March 3, 2011

Barnes has excellent teachers, and a terrific program for gifted students that outshines most private schools. We have also been very pleased with the music dept. and the chess club. The PTA is a little stale but parents and teachers actively participate nonetheless. We considered many private schools as well as other public schools and are happy with Barnes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I TO FEEL LIKE THIS IS A PROBLEM AND A FEW TEACHERS THERE ARE VERY RUDE AND SPITFULL AT MY KIDS EXPENSE I BELIEVE THAT IT IS TIME FOR A NEW PRINCIPLE AND SOME TEACHERS SHOULD BE UNDER A CLOSE REVIEW BECAUSE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT GET HURT IS OUR CHILDREN.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

Barnes is an excellent school. There is room for improvement but overall, excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

Wonderful school. Our daughter started Pre-K there last year and loved every minute of it. Mrs.Finley is one of the best teachers ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

this school is a very good school,the only problem i have is that i dont feel like the principal is always on the parents side she doesnt always work with parents.There is a few issues that need to be taken care of and is has not been taken care of my kids have been going to barnes for six years and its been a problem as long as we have been there and there are several parents that have complained and wrote letters about and she does not address the issue.i feel that it is time and there is some kids that have suffered from this problem..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

....wonderful teachers, administration and students.....best grade school in the area....great parental involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

We are finishing up our first year at Barnes and have loved every day here. Everyone has been great, my daughter has learned so much! I'm thrilled this is my kids school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

This school is wonderful. I have never seen so much parent involvement at all the previous schools we've been to. The teachers are the best, as well as the Principal, office staff and counselors. And, of course the kids, Spectacular! What a great all around program!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 17%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Black 4% 10%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 50%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10551 S.E. 59th
Oklahoma City, OK 73150
Phone: (405) 739-1651

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