Teachers are so scared of disciplining children they let them do what they want. Young Latino boys can get away with a lot of mischief in their home country and the US. So, white kids get harassed and the Latino kids don't get disciplined.
Barret is a typical Arlington school imposed upon recent Affordable housing across the street at capacity due to Arlington's sanctuary city standing. My kid's 3rd grade photo has 5 white kids out of 22 kids in all. There are some really great teachers. However, some teachers come and go not serious about Barrett long term. The kids act up a lot. I noticed my kid was more in control in preschool than in K-3. Its our neighborhood school but we are enrolling our kid in independent school in Fairfax County, which uses a higher standard than the already low SOL which Barret barley achieves. The school grounds are dilapidated and neglected. If you live here you'll be foreced to send your kids here and be unhappy. Private school is $25/year which works about to about ~$2,000 a month, go buy a home in McLean, VA.
Our school has been great for my daughter. In the first semester of Kindergarten, our daughter has progressed so much further than when she was in pre-school this year. She loves her teacher, Mrs. Kirk, and the school and the PTA keep you well informed about our daughter's progress and school developments. For parent involvement, my wife has enjoyed the opportunities to participate in-class activities and be a classroom parent.
The teachers at Barrett are superb. They get to know each child as an individual so that they can better foster his or her development. The Barrett Community is friendly and welcoming. The school has tons of resources to insure that every child learns. In particular we like that it is a NASA explorer school with a science focus. My children love it!