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About This School

Henderson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Barstow. The principal of Henderson Elementary School is Jan Rhoads, whose e-mail is jan_rhoads@busdk12.com. 481 students attend Henderson Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 14% of the Henderson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 481 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Henderson Elementary School is 18:1. Thomson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 17%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 50% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 31%
Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 5976%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Filipino 0.3% 0.9%
Unspecified 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 57%
Limited English proficiency 14% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I went to this school when I was a child as that I loved it and always wished my kids could go there. When they had a enter-school district transfer I took the op to take my son out of Lenwood school which was a horrible experience my son was getting bullied there all the time and they did nothing about it. Now that he is at Henderson there is no bulling and he has ton's of friends and is above his grade level of learning. Yes there is limited parking but there is ton's of parking down the street I just don't like how fast the parents drive around the school they drive so fast. But the school it's self is awesome for the kids ton's of hands of stuff for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school spirit great teachers safe clean organized close to home. The only problem I have is the parking and leaving the parking lot area takes a long time.

  • (2 years ago)

    I recently transferred to the area from an excellent school district in Florida and this school is horrible. The prinicple allows these teachers to act any way that they want and she is also rude and unapproachable. It's so sad that this school has adopted such immature drama and promotes it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have to agree with the parent ahead of me. The Prinicpal is very rude at this school. I attened this school as well while I was a child. Now my daughter attends the same school. The prinicpal was a 6th grade teacher at this school when I attened there. She was even rude back then. But I have to say that the teachers that the teachers that my daughter has had so far have been outstanding.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 3 children attending Henderson. The enviroment is great for learning but the parent involvement is lacking. The school and children need support from all parents. In order for the test scores to go up parents will have to help the children out. Teachers only have the children 6-7 hrs a day the parent/parents or care provider have them for the remainder of the day. We as care providers have to get involved in our childrens learning. The learning does not stop at home!

  • (7 years ago)

    A few teachers are inadequate to teach. 60%+ [of students] have to attend summer school. Principal is hostile towards us as parents. I wish we knew the poor state of the Barstow School District before we moved here as it continues into the High School with 50% graduation rate. That is my experience and opinion. Home school is a definite option if you live in this area.

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