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PK-5
Public district
Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 718
 

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12001 Winfrey Lane
Houston, TX 77076

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(281) 405-2500
(281) 405-2502
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
May 29, 2015
encouraging, listen to the students, sure let the students know that they are there to teach and help and value their efforts

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
May 29, 2015
just the right amount of homework, my child's 2nd grade teacher advice them to remember to complete it. and that if they need help with something, to let their parents or her know, because homework it's very important, shes a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
my child already talks about the next grade and how well he is going to do in his grades. he makes plans about his perfect attendance. he says his teacher tells the students they will have a great future because they work hard and are very smart.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
students are respected and this develop respect in the students. my child feels confident at this school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
for what my son tells me, the teachers and the students get along well, students build a good self esteem, teachers and staff show care for students, NO BULLYING,

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
yes my child feels welcome, appreciated for his effort and safe, he tells me that teachers and staff and the principal, have a good communication with the students, and are kind and caring to students

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2015
as soon as you enter the school you feel the good environment, and you feel welcome. staff very helpful. all very professional, and attend the students and parents with respect and kindness. maybe with one exception. but you feel confident that that your child is in good hands. teachers are great and work hard with the students for an excellent education, my child speak great of the teachers and staff, and mainly the principal. at this school, children are appreciated for their efforts and hard work. we are very happy with this school, because if my child it's happy and feels safe that makes me happy and tells me that he have a good future. esta escuela nos hace sentir bienvenidos, la directora, los empleados y maestros muy amables y profesionales con los padres y con los estudiantes. mi hijo habla muy bien de los maestros, que ponen mucho esfuerzo para que los ninos aprendan, menciona que los estudiantes son tratados amables. y esta contento y se siente seguro y valorado, y si el esta feliz yo tambien, esto lo invita a confiar en su futuro.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2015
This School not only caters to just the Hispanic students they strong armed me in to putting my son on medication only to attempt to call cps on my wife and I for spanking our child in addition the teachers send the kids home with homework with no prior instruction they are implementing common core curriculum even though they say the are not it makes me sick to my stomach the principle is fake as can be and the teachers are lazy when my daughter was falling behind in her grades they forced us to put her in an after school tutoring program and her grades continued to fall when I asked my daughter what she does in tutorials she said "homework" when I asked what else they taught her she told me "nothing" this school is a joke if I could afford to send my children anywhere else I would Ps half day wed *smdh fools

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2012
We are zoned to this school and I've had 6 children there so far. My youngest is supposed to start pre-k next year but sadly, I think she'll learn more at home. The principal is so fake its unbelievable. I don't understand how other parents don't see it when she baby talks to the students. I did PTO for 2 years and finally gave up. There are a group of Spanish speaking mothers running the show. All PTO meetings are in Spanish and there's no opposing to ant of their ideas or them taking any of your ideas in consideration because they all stick together. When they have events, none of them speak English and it's hard for my children to communicate w/them. The staff is constantly changing. Every year at least 20 teachers leave and are replaced. A lot of excellent teachers have taught at that school; problem is, they all leave. Such a sad situation.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2011
My children have all gone to this school and sadly I still have one left. I would like to take her out, but she has friends and doesn't want to leave. This school is not a good school. The teachers always appear miserable and I can't blame them because the times that I have had to deal with the office, principal or any other "administrator" it has been unpleasent. They are rude, snotty and they NEVER know what is going on. They are NEVER organized or prepared and they act as if they are better than us (the parents). It's very frustrating and I dread every time I have to go to the office or speak to the principal, because I always leave with a bad taste in my mouth. DONT send your child here!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2011
This school is in a very sad state. The principal does not know how to lead professionally and the other administrative staff with whom she surrounds herself are inept and completely out of touch with reality. They repeatedly claim that they are all about the students when really they only worry about themselves. The principal is more concerned with how things look than actually the quality or how well things are done. Teachers hands are tied as they are limited to help improve the situation. Excellent, effective teachers who are intelligent are usually forced out unless you agree with everything the principal says and never question any of her decisions. Ineffective and non-threatening (to her) teachers are left behind to teach your child. This school is reactive and incapable of being proactive in how they manage or communicate information. Teachers who are "favored" and play the game of making the principal feel beautiful are then able to get away with anything. While those who work hard and are honest with everything they do are run off or treated awful.

- submitted by a teacher

January 23, 2011
The leadership is HORRIBLE - micromanagement, nitpickyness, favoritism, and an inability to directly confront ineffective teachers/staff (instead the principal will complain about the person to other staff members - yes, really!). If that doesn't solve the problem, blanket scoldings are issued to all which is extremely DEMORALIZING. Favoritism: the 1/2 dozen teachers who can't speak English but know how to do as they're told which means most of the bilingual students who've been at Barrick since pre-K are unable to speak/read/write English by 5th grade!

- submitted by a teacher

October 09, 2010
DON'T TEACH HERE please! As you may have noticed, there's a HUGE turnover rate. Good teachers leave because they are not allowed to think for themselves or question why ineffective methods continue to be used. The ONLY teachers who stay are those who mindlessly do whatever Ms. G asks without stopping to think if it's what's best for students. You will be treated like an hourly worker - if you follow orders and don't invest yourself in your work you'll be fine. You'll have dozens of the same forms to fill out on every kid that will never get read simply because Ms. G. likes looking at data in a particular format. You will have silly rules like not being allowed to possess coffee outside the lounge-what professional do you know not allowed to drink coffee at their desk? Just look at the kids and staff- everyone looks MISERABLE!

- submitted by a teacher

August 31, 2010
This is my child's fourth year at this school and could be the last. The staff hardly ever knows what is going on at the school. I have to ask two or three of the staff before I get a definitive answer, and even then they don't seem sure. Every year there are a hand full of new teachers that come in and the following year thy don't return. I can't help but ask myself why. The teachers look and act like they don't like what they do. Not all the teachers are bad but the good ones don't last long enough to make a difference. Other than academics the way the children are talked to is not how i want my child to be treated. We all want the best for our children and in my opinion there are other schools nearby that are much better.

- submitted by a community member

October 27, 2009
I agree with the first reviewer. My child is in 4th grade and I only recognize a handful of the teachers that were there when my daughter was in kindergarten. The staff seems very UNHAPPY and no one seems to know what's going on. EVERY time I hear Mrs. Garrido speak, she is always scolding us like we are little children and telling us what we 'should' be doing as parents.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2008
The teachers at Barrick are excellent! My child really enjoys attending this school and is receiving a great education. I think it is a very safe school. I feel secure that my child is being left in good care. The only negative about the school is the lack of parent involvement and the office staff. The staff seems to be a bit rude and not very knowledgeable about what is going on in the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2008
my children are very happy with this school!!wow that school is the best in texas.the service there is great!and the entertainment is great to! all of the teachers and staff are awesome!and my children learnd very fast and they are now in 5grade there and they have bein sence pre-k.the teachers are all the best and so is the principal ther.and they never want to go away.and boath of my kids are very happy and i,m to.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
Barrick Elementary's administrative staff is extremely unprofessional. None of them enjoyed what they were doing and it was obvious. Nobody ever knew what was going on with fundraisers, field trips, etc. Making things easier for the parents was certainly not a priority for this school. I was very disappointed with this school, to say the least. I moved away from the area as quickly as I could. I must say, though, that the teachers were wonderful. Mrs. Wiley and Mrs. Sass were the two teachers my child had and they were excellent. But I have since learned that they too have left. Overall, I think if the administrative team at this school did not act like a bunch of bitter teenagers with regard to their jobs this school would be a bit more pleasant.

- submitted by a parent

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Barrick Elementary School
12001 Winfrey Lane, Houston, TX  77076
(281) 405-2500
Last modified Barrick Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Barrick Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top