School Details

Barber Elementary School

50 Sargent Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 213-2560

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-2 & ungraded 220 students 8 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

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About this school

Barber Elementary School is a public elementary school in Phillipsburg. The principal of Barber Elementary School is Mr Raffale LaForgia. 220 children attend Barber Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 9% of the Barber Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 220 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Barber Elementary School is 8:1. Freeman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 67%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 26% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 13%
Asian 1.0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 51%
Limited English proficiency 9% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school!!! As a parent and a teacher myself I am so comforted to know my son is going to an excellent school. Guided reading program allows each child to grow at there own pace! Excellent teachers . principal has great repore with his students. Rock on!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school by far the teachers were there at all times and the Principal knew the children and the parents very involved I wish the scool would go to the 6th grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school does not have a structured language program for reading. The children are given small readers with pictures and the teachers do not have writing materials and other written props to go along with the books. So it is more difficult for the children to learn to write and read. There is no continuity between the different books to build vocabulary. In addition they have a policy of assigning a reading teacher but the teachers are rotated every 3-4 weeks so by the time one teacher learns the abilities of a student the student is passed on to the next teacher. The math program is also sorely lacking. This school is part of an Abott school district in need of improvement as measured by the No Child Left Behind Policy but the school administrators and teachers are not open to suggestions from parents for improvements.

  • (7 years ago)

    What more can you say about a school when your daughter says 3 or 4 times a week 'I am so happy I am in 1st grade!' She wakes up with a smile every morning when I tell her she has to go to school she can't wait to do her homework (they do not give too much) and all the teachers there are great.

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