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Barrett El School

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Posted April 22, 2010

Barrett is a great school because everyone there is dedicated to the students and are committed to helping them achieve excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I completely disagree with the other two reviews. Barrett is comprised of a remarkable staff who puts forth thier best effort each and every day. The staff not only provides an education but also a sense of normalcy in many disfunctional homes. I wish there were more teachers out there that cared that much for thier students. As for homework, my child received homework every Monday-Thursday as a regular routine. All graded assigments are sent home each Tuesday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

Barrett Elementary can improve on the discipline and the behavior problems of the students. I believe that homework should be sent home everyday to reinforce what the child has learned in school that day. It is hard to see or measure the progress if you cannot see what your child is doing in school. I want Barrett to be a better school. There are many talented students at Barrett. The teachers need to be held accountable for the progress of their classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Barrett Elementary School perhaps could be a nice school, if there were not so many behavior problems. I feel like this takes away from the children learning. My child was a victim of harassment in school. The faculty at Barrett needs to implement better discipline tactics and Anti-Bullying policies. In addition, the teachers need to send home all completed assignments more often during the week, so the parents can see how their children are doing and provide assistance. My child hardly ever has any graded assignments come home, even in the Tuesday folder. However, you can check your child s academic performance online, but you only can see the grades not the actual problems your child got wrong. With improvements, Barrett can become a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
32%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female58%
Male41%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female52%
Male27%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female61%
Male71%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female40%
Male29%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female50%
Male21%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 68% 15%
White 23% 71%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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221 East 12th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
Phone: (412) 464-3600

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