School Details

Barrow Elementary School

P O Box 158, West Columbia, TX 77486
(979) 799-1700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 635 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
76%
79%
75%
67%
69%
88%
76%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
65%
72%
59%
69%
68%
57%
65%
72%
45%
52%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
73%
77%
71%
76%
75%
67%
73%
77%
63%
67%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
71%
71%
66%
79%
74%
64%
71%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Barrow Elementary School is a public middle school in West Columbia. The principal of Barrow Elementary School is SAMANTHA FOWLER, whose e-mail is samantha.fowler@cbisd.com. 635 children attend Barrow Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Barrow Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 635 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Barrow Elementary School is 16:1. Rasco Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 58%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 53%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 50% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a grandmother who has a granddaughter that goes to Barrow Elementary. I was really impressed with the way they interact with the students and parents. The security of the school and students is superb !!! Kudos to the Barrow Elementary Staff !!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    We are a military family and whenever we have to move between duty stations we always come home. I have had four of my children attend Barrow at different times and they have always really enjoyed the school. Every teacher I have encountered at Barrow has been awesome! They even remember my oldest from when he was in Kindergarten and Fourth grade he is about to be a sophomore in high school. I personally think Barrow is an excellent school with a more community based atmosphere.

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel that Barrow Elementary has fallen behind on what is important for the kids. The teachers are tired and do not enjoy teaching the children thus the children are left behind. There is too much conflict in the administration/teacher area. The principal is suppose to be the boss and the teachers try to be the boss. I am not happy with Barrow at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would like to say that moving from San Diego Ca. when my oldest was kindergarten age I was worried about the school he would attend. I have been very pleased with Barrow Elementary and its staff and teachers. The PTO is very active and the teachers are terrific. The campus is new and upgraded and we are looking forward to the new Junior High that was just opened this year. I would have to say that Barrow is the best school in this area. My boys are proud of their new school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Barrow Elementary is a new school in the Columbia-Brazoria ISD. It has teachers who cares about their scholars with instructional leaders with great vision for their school. The school's motto is 'Focused on Children' and they work very diligently to be focused on what is best for kids. They are also focused on improving instructionally and they have implemented Interdisciplinary elements that gives our scholars the tools to be system thinkers and problem solvers. Barrow has an active PTO and parents are authentic stake holders in the school decision making process. I cannot say enough about Barrow and how much my family has enjoyed the teachers and principal.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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