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Barnes Elementary School

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Posted August 4, 2013

I went there from kindergarten to 5th grade and I was getting bullied in 5th and they do anything about it I'm going to be in high school next year


Posted November 7, 2011

My daughter is attending barnes as a kindergartner and has mrs. Carey and although this is my first experience with public school since i was a kid, i have to say how very impressed i am with how well this school addresses issues and really goes the extra mile. They are big about not bullying, respecting yourself and others, and making it a safe school experience for everyone. My daughter knew her alphabet and was just beginning numbers before she started and its three months later and she is reading and doing math! I was concerned about class size but they were already hiring another teacher. We get full days for all kindergartners and free tutoring from a company two days a week. The teachers are very careful about how the kids are released and if a child looks like they are going somewhere they shouldnt, like walking the wrong direction from home, ive seen them stop them until they confirm its ok with a parent. Great dedicated teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

This is the best school that I have ever sent my daughter to school at and the teachers are great and are always helpful, the office staff is always up to date and they are always willing to help. The principal is full of energy and never do you see a frown on her face
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

I have had a good experience with Barnes so far. My child has attended in the past with Ms. James, and was lucky enough to get her when she returned for fifth grade this year. I appreciate her high standards for the children, and my child respects her. I never hear of bullying, and she never complains that she is being make fun of. When she attended Robert Gray, the kids were brutal, and she fell very far behind, but I was never informed. I think communication with the teachers at Barnes is excellent, and I never have any trouble talking to my childs teacher. She always returns my calls. Much better experience here than at Robert Gray...which surprised me a lot. I'm very happy with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
15%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students80%
Female90%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female95%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income73%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income45%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income73%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low income35%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students55%
Female61%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income45%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income55%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 60%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 127%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Brenda Ward

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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401 Barnes
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 501-1500

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