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Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 760 students

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Posted January 27, 2006

The caring and talent of the teachers and the administrative staff is evident the first day your child attends here. The curriculum is taught as creatively as the state SOL's will allow. Teacher and administrators care more about the children learning then test scores. Parent input and involvement is encouraged. Teachers and administrators are actively involved in after school activities and visible at all school functions. Standards of Learning & commitment to quality education are high in Stafford but made manageable by the talented experienced crew at Barrett. We are thrilled to have our child there. Mrs Clark and Mrs Macey are awesome!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2005

My son attended 5th grade here for just a couple of months in 2004, but in those 2 months, my son's teacher showed more concern and caring than any other teacher he has had to date. I was very impressed with all of the support and caring from his teacher, the principal, and the vice principal and other faculty and staff. Wonderful school! I wish I had been able to keep my son there longer! His teacher was a rare gem! All teachers should be like her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

Barrett is a good school for your child. My daughter attends and she is doing good. I wish there were more advance lessons for her. Communication is a big thing. There needs to be more between the administration and parents. Great activities and variety for the children. Very community involvement. You should visit! Join the PTO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

I personally also can not wait to move to a new school district. I find they expect kids to be way more grown up than five year olds are. Silly complaints being sent home and not enough communication about important things. I do really enjoy the Vice Principal but the teacher and school are lacking in my honest opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

My daughters attend this school. I've had wonderful experiences with teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Barrett is still a new school, only just finishing up it's second year, but it's a dream. An amazingly involved and caring group of staff and teachers, who really demonstrate their caring and dedication to helping children learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

I just love this school! Since moving here in Decemeber my son has adjusted well. The teachers and staff not only pay attention to their own classes but to all students throughout the school. The guidance counselors check on the students well being on a regular basis. The principal and vice principal are active with the children's lives also. Very impressive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

The teachers do not teach your child anything and always write home about idiotic things. A lot of the people are rude, the whole county (Stafford) school system is too far ahead of the students and yet takes pride in themselves for being advanced, it is all a joke, I can't wait to move.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students81%
Female students85%
Male students77%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students83%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students90%
Female students91%
Male students90%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students85%
Female students82%
Male students88%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students98%
Black students96%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English98%
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 Students76%
Female students77%
Male students75%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial92%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students79%
Male students62%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial79%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students66%
Female students58%
Male students74%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial83%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students79%
Female students77%
Male students80%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial92%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English81%
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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  • Ms. Kimberly J. Austin

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150 Duffey Dr.
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: (540) 658-6464

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