Students enrolled 533
School leader Ms. Joanne B. Waters

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290 Westminster Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

(540) 622-8090
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4 stars
Based on 8 ratings

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April 10, 2011
As far as the County goes this school is the newest elementary school...I had 2 children here, both of which I withdrew to homeschool. Any more children I have will not go to this county's elementary schools. We had issues with the level of education offered (if your child is advanced or behind academically you will have issues), the fact that they push SOL reviews for at least a month before the tests, and issues with the principal. If you are even told that your child got in trouble (I was not informed twice), be sure to investigate...the person who speaks up first tends to not get in as much trouble-even if they were causing the issues. Most of the teachers there are great but even greatness can be over-shadowed by too many kids per class, not enough resources, and a very controlling principal/vice principal. The PTO is great...they are always trying to raise money to purchase new things for the school...they also run some programs just for the family- game night (which is free), craft night, etc. They just need more parents to be involved in this PTO to make it a HUGE success.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2010
Hilda J Barbour is the BEST school I could have put my son in. From the teachers to the principal, everyone is top notch!

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August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
I have a child in 5th grade, and one starting kindergarten this year. I've worked with elementary aged children since I was a teenager and have tutored in schools. I have always been impressed with the standard of individual learning at HJB. Ms. Joey Waters is a fantastic, hands-on leader. This has been a great start for my kids to have in their lifetime of education.

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no rating September 18, 2008
I have a Kindergartener and a second grader and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences! I struggled with public vs. private but am glad that we made the ecision to send them here!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
The school is great. I homeschooled my oldest daughter for kindergarten and was nervous about putting her in first grade, especially when I found out they teach cursive in kindergarten and she only knew print. Her teacher worked hard with her and us as parents to catch my daughter up to the rest of the class. The principal is also great and the kids all love her. The school, as a building is also great and the PTO works hard to bring new things to the school. I love HJB and so do my children. I now have one in kindergarten and one in second grade and I couldn't be more impressed!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
I had one child go through this school and another in this school now- it is wonderful. The teachers (most of them) work their hearts out to help their students be successful. I am happy to have my child at HJB- I wouldn't want them anywhere else! Thanks to the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2004
This school is the best in the county.....which isn't saying much for this county. The discipline policy is nonexistant, the teachers are barely licsensed, and the administration hide in their offices all day. I have had children in this school since they opened their doors in '97 - and I can't say anything good about this school. Be prepared to send your child to private school if you want them to have a decent education!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2004
I can't say enough good about this school. I have one child leaving(starting middle school) and one starting Hilda J Barbour. The teachers are great. I'm so glad we live in this district.

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Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School
290 Westminster Drive, Front Royal, VA  22630
(540) 622-8090
Last modified Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top