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Barton Elementary School

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Posted April 3, 2012

This area is terrible alltogether! It has really gone downhill in the last 15 years. There is a high number of "undocumented" people here, and the crime is very high. The food in the cafeteria deserves an F rating. All processed food, and absolutely nothing of nutritional value.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

This is a great school but is struggeling with the economy, etc. The teachers there are great but they don't always have the tools they need to do the best they can for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

I love this school. My child is doing aswesome and I have to thank the wonderful staff and her teacher. My oldest child came to Barton and now she has return as a teacher. This explains how well the school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

I would like to see all student have a recess very day and music and art at least 3 times a week for all student. Last sschool year this was the case.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

The pricipal at this school is horrible. Academic programs are rigorus.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2005

I would like to see the students attend music and art more than every 7 days. I believe that they are doing a good job by requiring 4 days of PE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

This school was a good school because I felt like my daugthers really learned well during their time at this school. I really liked Mrs. Pat Benner as principal & I also enjoyed the new principal as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education29%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education71%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female70%
Male81%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education44%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented95%

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education17%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female61%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students61%
Female51%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education17%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingual49%

Writing

All Students51%
Female62%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education22%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students52%
Female46%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education22%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual56%

Science

All Students45%
Female36%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education38%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 50%
White 8% 31%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Maria Elena Coronado
Fax number
  • (972) 313-4110

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2931 Conflans Rd
Irving, TX 75061
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