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Barton School

Public | PK-6 | 374 students

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Posted November 7, 2009

Barton is a school that cares not only about student achievement but we care about the whole student. Barton teachers work very hard to give their students every opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Barton is a family that cares deeply about each other. All students are special


Posted November 4, 2009

I love Barton because our students are great kids. Coming to school is a pleasure. We have a super library ( if I do saay so myself).
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

Barton Elementary has the best students, parents, and teachers in the city. We're a neighborhood school with respectful, high performing students and!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

As a retired MPS teacher, it has been my delight to volunteer for Jean Karll the last 4 years. She is a caring and dedicated teacher. This year we will both be doing something quite wonderful, teaching & working with kindergarten pupils. They are at the beginning of their climb to learning and we'll be there to help them.


Posted June 13, 2009

My son has attended this school for 6 years and is about to transfer to Middle School. His experience has been nothing less than wonderful. Barton has caring teachers who push their students to reach their full potential and will go the extra mile to help them. The family activites and events are fabulous and we love to support the school. My son says he hates to leave Barton because 'It ROCKS.' Latisha Spence-Brookens
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

This school is wonderful!! My kids have been going there for 5 years. The teachers are amazing and easy to work with. The support staff is awesome. The teachers truly care about each and every student. The whole school as a whole is amazing. Thank you BARTON.
—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.

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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 50% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students27%
Female32%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%

Reading

All Students19%
Female28%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students60%
Female73%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Math

All Students14%
Female17%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled17%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant14%

Reading

All Students9%
Female17%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities59%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students10%
Female6%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Reading

All Students17%
Female25%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students19%
Female21%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant19%

Reading

All Students4%
Female7%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled6%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Academic rating
4 / 10
Climate rating
3 / 10

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Reading growth
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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 87% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
White, not Hispanic 4% 73%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 95%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 95%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 2003 Blue Ribbon School
  • New Wisconsin Promise Award
  • New Wisconsin Promise Award

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:25
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Shiron Posley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 393-3915

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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5700 W Green Tree Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223
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Phone: (414) 393-3900

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