School Details

Loyal Barker Elementary School

12565 Springdale Street, Garden Grove, CA 92845
(714) 663-6164
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 351 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

81%
52%
56%
90%
73%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
45%
46%
78%
71%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
64%
65%
93%
85%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
59%
60%
86%
79%
65%
68%
55%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
65%
60%
91%
71%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Loyal Barker Elementary School is a public elementary school in Garden Grove. The principal of Loyal Barker Elementary School is Susie Dollbaum and can be contacted at sdollbau@ggusd.us. 351 students attend Loyal Barker Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 8% of the Loyal Barker Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 351 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Loyal Barker Elementary School is 20:1. Enders Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 0.9%
Filipino 2% 1%
Hispanic 18% 53%
Asian 11% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.9%
Unspecified 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 47980%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 67%
Limited English proficiency 8% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best I have never regretted moving my child to this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school great area. Many problems with previous teacher (k class) no problems with new teacher. Child now in first.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a first grader and it is our first year at Barker. I am blown away by the school's staff and their commitment to student achievement. My daughter loves her school and when we walk on campus most of the kids know each others names and the teachers on duty greet her by name making the school feel so secure and close knit. I can't say enough positive things about the first grade teacher she has or the reading teacher she has... both have been amazing supportive and communicative. As a a teacher myself I know the demands on educators and the pressure that is ever growing but my daughter doesn't feel that from the teacher She feels only supported and cared about. I look forward to more years and my other daughter starting kinder next year!

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Barker my oldest attended and my youngest is still there for 2 more years. The best teachers are there the best principal and the parent envolement is great. Everyone works together for the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    BEST SCHOOL in Orange County! All four of my children have attended there and receive/received top notch education from fabulous teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school in a great neigborhood. Seems like a private school even though its not!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. It feels more like a parochial school than a public one. The parental involvement is high and the kids seem very polite and respectable. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    I truly believe that this is the best Elementry School in Garden Grove. First off I went to this School and my 10 yr old son has been going here since Kindergarten and now my 5 yr old will be starting Barker in Sept. 2005. The Teachers are very involved with the childs academic progress as well as their emotional well being. They want my children to suceed and do well and I know that they are truly preparing them for what lies ahead in their academic career. I also know of at least 5 people I grew up with who purposly moved back to this neighborhood in order for their kids to attend the same schools. If that is not a testament to how great our schools are over here in West GG then I don't know what is!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a great school on the west side of Garden Grove. The teachers are very children oriented and the cirriculum is very positive. The children all seem happy and the extracurricular activities are nice including the Holloween Carnival Friday Ice Cream Treats and their Open House programs. I would recommend this school to any parent looking for a good school that isn't too large where their child would feel comfortable and the teaching environment is very positive.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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