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!
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!
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!
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!
My daughters attend this school. I've had wonderful experiences with teachers and administration.
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.
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!
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.
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