School Details

Barry Community John School

5900 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 581-5501
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 883 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
49%
80%
15%
45%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
56%
83%
26%
42%
72%
36%
49%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
45%
73%
16%
35%
65%
8%
32%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
52%
77%
24%
42%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
56%
80%
20%
52%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
52%
76%
40%
58%
80%
6%
24%
60%
22%
48%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Barry Community John School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. 883 students attend Barry Community John School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 96% of the 883 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Barry Community John School is 18:1. Global Leadership Academy CS is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 56%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 0.9% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 7%
Asian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My children attend this school and it has come along way but the changes that have been made to the school are good but the school has no control. They are always switching principles and they have no discipline. the school has went downhill fast and i an trying to get my children out of there i dont recommend this school at all

  • (5 years ago)

    Barry School has come a long way from the 2008-2009 school year. The new pricipal has made a difference in the tone of the school. Unfortunately he can't do it all. A lot of the childrens actions are because of the lack of discipline at home. There is no reason the children should come to school cursing throwing food stealing beating up their peers hitting and threatening teachers. I truly feel sorry for some of the kids that don't have a choice but to endure the enviroment of this school day to day while trying to succeed and learn. Parents please make visits to the school see for yourself. Don't just drop your kids off and keep going....they need for you to be involved with a place that they spend so much time in. Don't expect the school district to raise your children....it's your job as a parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a beautiful school and it could be a great school if parents were more supportive and involved in the educational process.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is terrible .They have no control.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is very low on education. children misbehave in iggnerance teachers are not controlable of what the kids do in class and they do not have sides such as academic and achieving which leave certain kids in a slow controlable enviorment

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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