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Barnard Academy

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Posted August 17, 2013

Cons: struggling to keep up with the times. administration more concerned with appearances than substance. aging staff lack energy. conform or be punished and/or medicated. Pros: small community where each child is known well. parents support a variety of fun healthy activities. parents make the best of the situation and build on what's positive. most staff are just going through the motions to keep the the paychecks rolling in until mandatory retirement. kids have developed their own social darwinism to cope with inflexible and frequently hostile adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

For bright, curious students, this is a terrible school. These students languish academically because the focus is on getting every student to do well on standardized tests. For struggling students, this is terrific. For the average student, it is good. For the student who was already "at grade level"--certain teachers mock or belittle them, saying things like, you think you are so smart (special, etc.)" for knowing the answers before they are taught. A number of families have pulled their children in the last couple of years for these reasons. There is no defensible reason for teachers to treat children this way. When every child in the class knows which handful of kids that the teacher dislikes, it is disgusting. A COUPLE of the teachers are marvelous and parents are heavily involved. There are lots of great activities--for conformist children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

If the student is smarter than the teachers (as I was) then be prepared for the worst school experience of their lives. There ARE a few teachers that genuinely care about every child and do everything to help them but the operative word is "few" and all the other teachers really don't care about the kids. Several teachers were extremely cruel (and extremely idiotic, which is a bad combination, I think you'll agree). Once I was told that Edison invented electricity in science class, and was shot down when I tried to correct her. Another time I was punished for finishing the assignment quickly and accurately. HOWEVER, if you are of average intelligence, this is really a great school for you. If, coupled with your average intelligence, you are also willing to badmouth and betray your fellow students to get ahead, then you will thrive and have an excellent education and I highly recommend this school.


Posted May 27, 2012

Barnard does a FANTASTIC job with the "typical" child. Most children are taught well and most of the teachers are caring. There are great field trips and learning opportunities. The science and social studies curriculum is superb! On the other hand, the school does not respond well to students with learning differences. The financial resources (above the state average) are spent on the latest technology, but if your student needs an education that does not "fit the box" or the worksheets (attention deficit disorder, or brighter than average), then you will struggle. The principal is overworked and does not follow up well on "plans." The phenomenal parents' group does a lot of terrific work for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

We will be moving with our 8 year old this summer to Barnard and would love to hear more reviews from parents of students currently at this school? Many thanks A parent who cares!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

it is such a nice small school that includes every student in activities including the wonderfull play production that they put on every year.
—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.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 92%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5979 Route 12
Barnard, VT 05031
Phone: (802) 234-9763

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