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Barrets Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 279 students

 
 

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Posted June 27, 2013

Look no further! You immediately feel love and passion for this school pouring from every staff member, from office personal,teachers,awesome principle, groundsman and the lovely cafeteria staff. We are very blessed!!! Thank you for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

My grandchildren attend Barrets Chapel, and I love this school! The teachers and staff are amazing, my grands are getting an excellent education, and the principal, Mrs. Hodges, is not just an educator. She genuinely LOVES these children. A private school education and environment in a public school! I could not be happier!


Posted August 15, 2012

Barrets Chapel Elementary School is one of the best schools around. I know several parents who removed their children from their private school and placed them in Barrets because the education they are receiving there is equivalent or above that which you can receive in a private school. The teachers and staff are the best around. As for the principal Mrs. Hodge, she loves every child and gives each one the one-on-one attention they deserve and not one child is left behind. She displays strong leadership yet is soft at heart. She gets to know each parent by name and her office is always open to everyone at anytime. The parent involvement is overwhelmingly amazing and it shows!!!!!!! Now we need to somehow get Barrets to extend back to 8th grade by 2014-2015 school year so my daughter can continue going there. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Great school, amazing Staff and Leadership!!! Can't ask for a better Principal, Mrs. Hodge is very committed to providing a great environment and solid education for all kids that attend Barrets Chapel. It would be great if they had middle school here also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

The school as a whole is a great place for your children to learn. There are some awesome teachers that really take the time with each child. The administration, however, leaves much to be desired. The principal is very marginalizing. She is on a mission to limit access that parents have to the school. If you are not on her good side, you will definitely be ousted from the school. Please do not think that any of your personal information will not be shared with other parents and staff that should have no business knowing it, because there are definitely problems with the principal shring private personal information with others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

This school is often referred to as 'the county's best kept secret' and it is so don't tell anyone! We have the most amazing principal, teachers, parents and students! I can't say enough about the leardership. She is a second year principal who is a people/kid person! The parental involvement is out of this world! Acts like a private setting without the cost!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

Who wld think this is a public school. Our school has the best administration. Education is top notch. When I drop my kids off I never worry about them learning or safety. We cld not be happier. Our 2nd child will be graduating this yr and our 3rd child has 4 yrs left. When he leaves not only will I be sad about him growing up but I will be leaving great friends. This school accepts every1. Why pay for private when your child can receive a private if not better education for free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Barret's has the small school feel while providing a learning environment second to none. Go Wildcats, you rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

BEST school in Shelby County. Our (3) children are blessed to be in the hands of such dedicated teachers. The administraition is excellent. This is the Hidden GEM in Shelby County. I would dare say this may be the best school in the state. PTA is very active and supportive of the school, teachers and students. Thanks to all that make this a wonderful learning environment. BARRET'S ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

We love this school! It is one of the best kept secrets in Shelby County. The teachers are absolutely wonderful as well as the community! This is a school where parent involvement is WOW! We are extremely happy that we moved to this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

This school used to be wonderful. The leadership has changed. The leadership came from another school district that has a long long history of highly questionable workings. They are still under the mental working of the school district that they came from and it is not working for this small community, high parental envolvement school. It is one of the reasons that we have decided to leave the community. It is so sad that someone can come into such an uplifting and positive environment and force their condesending and negative ways on a school that does not need to be changed. You should not try to fix something that is not broken. From a very disappointed parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

This is one of the best kept secrets in Shelby County! The teacher to student ratio is wonderful. My children have had a wonderful expeirience at this school. The teachers and staff really seem to care about the students.
—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 59% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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69%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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53%

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48%

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Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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71%

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63%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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78%

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92%

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55%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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67%

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72%

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62%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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93%

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The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
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Social Studies

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Social Studies

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
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English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Social Studies

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 67%
Black 20% 24%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10280 Godwin Rd
Arlington, TN 38002
Phone: (901) 873-8160

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