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Barrett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 563 students

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 17, 2009

Barrett does a fantastic job of making learning fun. The warm atmosphere leaves the children comfortable and happy, and there is an incredible amount of parental support, interaction, and participation in the school and its programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Because it's a great School, great Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have awesome teachers a great principle. Our Science teacher was Virginia teacher of the year. Wonderful video program, great librarian!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Barrett has great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a wonderful community of caring teachers, parents, and a fabulous principal who gets to know everyone in her school. There are dozens of ways to get involved, and the rich cultural diversity of this school helps the children learn to appreciate a world full of various beliefs and backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Have not been impressed with the principal, who looks at everything through rose colored glasses. No issue brought to her is taken seriously, and parents are made to feel idiotic for speaking up. The quality of education (class size, caliber of teachers) has declined dramatically as of late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

An excellent little school with wonderful and caring teachers and administration. My children have really blossomed at Barrett. The small class sizes and involved staff have really made a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

The school principal and teachers are proactive and it has an active PTA group support. Academically the same level as in other VA primary school with focus on supporting large hispanic student population. There is Bi-lingual English/Spanish in all their back-to-school meetings and official communication. Academic the same except history in grades 4 all on VA. Wish there was more world history. The teachers are friendly. After school program and staff supportive. The class sizes are small compared to other public schools. They help spanish speakers a lot but I would have also liked my child to have learned Spanish as an after-school program for non-Spanish speaking students. This would have let my native english speaking child mingle better with the large hispanic student population. Failed to convince school and county representative about my child's special education needs which were supported by grade level teacher and child's focus needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

KW Barrett is a wonderful school. The principal provides excellent leadership and she makes it a point to know all her students. The teachers are friendly and caring, they use different ways to motivate the children, and they work well as a team. We have numerous special programs and enrichment activities, as well as a pilot accelerated math curriculum. Our class sizes are small and we are proud to have the 03-04 VA Teacher of Year at Barrett.
—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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students62%
Female students63%
Male students60%
Black students23%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students67%
Female students71%
Male students62%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students84%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students78%
Female students81%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students86%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students94%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students87%
Female students88%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students89%
Female students93%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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