School Details

Barnett Shoals Elementary School

3220 Barnett Shoals Rd, Athens, GA 30605
(706) 357-5334
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 510 students 11 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clarke County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
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86%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clarke County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
92%
94%
89%
90%
90%
86%
91%
93%
83%
74%
80%
89%
72%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
65%
74%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clarke County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Barnett Shoals Elementary School is a public elementary school in Athens. The principal of Barnett Shoals Elementary School is Jennifer Scott, who can be contacted at scottj@clarke.k12.ga.us. 510 students go to Barnett Shoals Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Barnett Shoals Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 510 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 68% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Barnett Shoals Elementary School is 11:1. Athens Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 53%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 36% 19%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 78%
Limited English proficiency 3% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 67% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    All three of my children went to Barnett Shoals and I do not think that I can share enough praise for the school the teachers or the administration. A fabulous creative place! We have moved to an area in the northeast that prides itself in education. I can say that not only was the education my children got at Barnett Shoals more than competitive my son has tested in the 98-99% in the standardized math and science tests since we've gotten here... I think that clearly speaks to the quality of Barnett Shoals program.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! Three of my daughters attended Barnett Shoals Elem. until we had to move back home. The teachers there are awesome! My girls are now in middle school & their favorite school memories are in Mrs. Aguilar's K class.

  • (5 years ago)

    Barnett Shoals Elementary school seeks to improve student achievement across the board. The PTO is very involved in helping the teachers be better at what they do and keeping the school an exciting environment for children to learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am sorry to see the negative review by one parent who came from out of state. My granddaughter attended this school last year &we were so pleased. We had to change her school as the school district did--moved many kids elsewhere. I suspect the teacher was the problem not the school. Aliceson Nobles was Bianca's teacher &she is a most wonderful teacher going beyond the call of duty. She coached the step team (which won many competitions)& made so many other efforts. The homework was more than appropriate even on weekends in addition to 30 mins. reading each &every day. I think that parent should notify the principal and/or the school district if her child was placed with a less than dedicated teacher which seems to be the case &could have easily changed teachers if she had asked.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was extremely disappointed in this school. We moved here from out of state & did not get a chance to visit the schools before the move. My seven year old son told me that his behavior at BSES was worse than at his previous school because of lower expectations. I had to supplement his homework with additional work to keep him moving forward. The crossword puzzles and word finds that were sent home as homework are not acceptable. If I am unable to get my son into a private school I will home school. I cannot put my children back into this school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am really glad we had a chance to come and visit Clarke schools before we moved here and didn't go by what what said on this site. Barnett Schoals a '2'? Seriously? Not our experience. BS gets UGA School of Ed masters program grads + has a stable group of veteran teachers who help newer teachers. My child has blossomed in her class. The physical structure is well kept and the school culture is close-knit. My husband is a prof at UGA and we are more than pleased with this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best! The principal the teachers and the entire staff were nothing but wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better school for my son to attend. We have since moved and no longer attend BSES but it was great while we were there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent School Caring teachers. No better school if your child is autistic.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been very impressed with Barnett Shoals. I get really tired of people leaving Clarke Co. to go to Oconee schools. They don't know what they are missing! Most of the teachers at BSES are working on a master's degree or have one. It is a school filled with respect and joy. The halls are filled with art work. The ASP program provides many extracurricular activities for the children including piano lessons. My child is very happy there.

  • (9 years ago)

    This has been an amazing experience for us and our daughter in the public school system in Clarke County. We are so pleased with Barnett Shoals the administration and the faculty. It is an excellent school. There are many different levels of learning and a variety of ways to learn. Really we couldn't think of a better school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school very attentive to students' needs

  • (10 years ago)

    Barnett Shoals has been a wonderful place for my son. My second child begins in the fall and we are very excited. The teachers are outstanding!

  • (11 years ago)

    BSES is great! We have the best support staff and teachers. Everyone is friendly and helpful and the teachers go above and beyond to teach our children. And if you should have any concerns at all you can always stop by & speak to the principle Mr Clark...wonderful man.

  • (11 years ago)

    Barnett Shoals Elementary has been a wonderful school for my three children. From the Gifted program to the Special Education the school has so much to offer. We love Barnett Shoals!

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