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