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Barton El School

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Posted January 24, 2014

My siblings and I attended Clara Barton Elementary School at 5 Blue Lake Road in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Levittown, PA back in the 1960's and 1970's. My own four children attended Barton in the 1980's and 1990's. Now two of my grandchildren attend, both 3rd graders in the 2013-2014 school year. I cannot say enough about the faculty at Barton. These teachers go the extra mile and extra help, when needed, is ALWAYS available. The building is now showing its' age, but is in the process of being replaced with a brand new building that will house 3 area elementary schools and the current teachers will move to the new school with the children. In all the decades, we have only had one bad experience with a teacher. She was a temp, in for one year while the normal teacher was out on maternity leave. That situation was taken care of by the principal in a thorough and swift manner, once I reported it to him. The reason the state test scores are a little low is because Barton is a satellite school for a large group of special needs children that are brought in from all over the area. The program for special needs here is wonderful, parents fight to bring their kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

We only were at Barton for kindergarten, but my daughter's teacher was and still is wonderful. We're in a new district now and the curriculum is WAY beneath what we had at Barton. I've contacted my daughter's kindergarten teacher for assistance with gathering information to present to the current school as to what my daughter SHOULD be doing and she couldn't be more willing to help me out! I'm so tempted to move back to the township so my daughter can go back to Barton and get the education she deserves. She learned so much at Barton and I LOVE that they are full day kindergarten. I wish all the local districts offered full day as I have two more kids who will need to start school in the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

The teachers are great,they love what they do and it shows God Bless them all. More Parents need to be more active.


Posted January 17, 2009

I love Barton. My son is in the autistic support class, for K-2, and he is doing fantastic. This school year they had 'acceptance days' which helped teach the students about children with special needs. I thought this was great. The staff is wonderful at the school, and are great with my son. I'm glad he was assigned there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

I am not happy with Barton. My son is in 2nd grade. I feel as if the students could be taught more to be equal to other schools in Pennsylvania. The work my child is given his very easy. He needs to have more of a challenge for his level. Barton seems as though they can't provide this level of academic for him. I will be considering moving him to another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

My son is in second grade and just doing great, i've grown to just love Barton and all the teachers and now we are moving and buying in the same area just to stay in this school. Teachers are so great, they just seem to love what they do. My daughter is loving her kindergarden class and doing great. Still needs work to not look like a prison but I guess you take the good with the bad. They have been working on the courtyards and it's looking better but the playground is still so sad. Last thing is I think you would have more parent involvement if it was easier to do, right now you need all these things you have to do, FBI clearance, state, child abuse, it's overkill and an expense I just can't afford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This school has been scoring under the state average for the past 4 years. Something needs to be done about this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

I think Barton is definitely a quality school with quality teachers. Barton has quality academic programs. There could always be more parent involvement because you could never have enough of that. But overall Barton is one of the better schools in Bristol Township School Districts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My son is in kindergarten and he just loves his teacher he is learing and loves going to school. The school is old and ugly.. Playground is horrible. Wish teachers asked for more involvment, my neices school in Philly has parents in everyday to help. Worst thing is it looks like a prison, bars on all the windows. Now the positive is my son is almost reading already and he just loves his class and teacher. It's full day and I thought that would be hard but he is doing great.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
30%
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 77% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male71%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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 Students64%
Female53%
Male73%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female60%
Male34%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male71%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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

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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
White 65% 71%
Black 19% 15%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5 Blue Lake Rd
Levittown, PA 19057
Phone: (215) 945-4177

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