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About This School

Barkley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Phoenixville. The principal of Barkley Elementary School is Dr Phoebe McLaughlin. 356 children attend Barkley Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 47% of the 356 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Barkley Elementary School is 10:1. Holy Family School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 10%
Hispanic 17% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 16%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    We have been very impressed with this school. Our children's teachers have all been wonderful and they have really seemed to "get" our kids. Class sizes are on the relatively smaller size so the teachers have time to get to know each child and work hard to tailor the curriculum to each child's needs. Our kids have benefited from the gifted program after school Lego club strings program art shows and so much more. The principal and all staff are intelligent hard-working and caring and provide a safe place for our kids to thrive in a diverse and friendly environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids are getting the best education possible and the teachers go so far above and beyond and loving our children.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have a very diversified group of children from all different cultures low middle and upper income families single parent families and families raised by grandparents. Our teacher are phenomenal and get very involved n ot only trying to help with the education of each child but cares about their well being. My 4 children attended Barkley and now my 2 grandchildren attend. My husband and I volunteer and help to teach 1st and 2nd graders to learn to read. $20 000.00 could really help our school and possibly put back some of the programs that were cut due to district finances. Please help our school. We love Barkley Elementary!

  • (7 years ago)

    Barkley Elementary School is a unique institution. Its in an urban setting relative to the 'SuperBurbs' schools in the districts immediately surrounding. Barkley is extremely diverse and has a very large minority student body. There are many disadvantaged kids attending this school and this may have resulted in lower scores on the national tests. However Barkley students become well-rounded and experience many cultures and backgrounds. While my child excels in his class and could surely be more challenged he loves his school teachers and friends. No doubt the schools in the surrounding communities have very high scores but they lack the constraints and struggles that an urban like school must deal with daily. So If I could choose the public school my child attends I would choose another school in order to challenge him more academically but I understand that would be at the expense of his character.

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