School Details

J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School

3655 Holloway Road, Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 445-6860
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 807 students 16 students/teacher (LA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

80%
72%
72%
82%
70%
72%
78%
63%
68%
81%
63%
65%

Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math and English language arts, science and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rapides Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
73%
77%
87%
68%
71%
94%
67%
67%
92%
70%
70%

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rapides Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
76%
72%
75%
68%
72%
88%
66%
66%
92%
68%
67%

Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math and English language arts, science and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rapides Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
73%
70%
89%
65%
69%
88%
64%
65%
97%
67%
68%

Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math and English language arts, science and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rapides Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School is a public middle school in Pineville. The principal of J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School is Richard Dewees and can be contacted at richard.dewees@rpsb.us. 807 students attend J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 53% of the 807 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at J.I. Barron Sr. Elementary School is 16:1. Pineville Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 43%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 1%
Multiracial 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school doing wonderful job implementing the common core to the students. they work hard to learn and the teachers are teach the students wonderfully.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school. Teachers and staff are wonderful. Willing to help a struggling child. Children have a structured school and taught how to act in the public .

  • (4 years ago)

    A fantastic elementary in the Pineville/Alexandria area. My KDG and 2nd grader attended JI Barron for one year 2009-10 due to a brief transfer to LA. Coming from Iowa I was concerned about LA schools but we chose Barron based on a personal visit (very professional and friendly) and test scores. Both my boys loved their teachers; I found all the staff to be dedicated focused on the children and committed to building strong foundations in the classroom (reading and math especially). The gifted program for my 2nd grader was OUTSTANDING. It's not who you know at JI Barron it's who you are and how involved in your child's schooling you want to be. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • (5 years ago)

    JI Barron is all about who you know so if you are friends with the staff and hang out with them on the weekend your good. If not be concerned about how your child is being treated.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has had great teachers at JI Barron. Overall it has been a very positive experience. My only issue is that they have a PTO but rarely get the parents involved. It seems there are a few who do everything and it seems that is the way they want it. I would like to see more assertiveness from the principal in spreading the involvement around to more than just a few. There are some talented and able parents who given the chance could offer more.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school !! love the teachers very orginized exelent staff and princable .also great parents club program

  • (7 years ago)

    I am the parent of a current and former student at J.I. Barron. I know there are other good schools in Rapides Parish but I feel that J.I. Barron provides the best atmoshpere for learning and growing while also providing a safe and secure environment. I would recommend J.I. Barron to anyone in the area.

  • (7 years ago)

    AWESOME school! We have been very pleased with everything about J.I.Barron! My children are in kindergarten and third grade. The teachers are great and provide so many opportunities for the children through projects activities and great well planned lessons! Can't say enough about how happy we are!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. My boys have been there for 3 years now and we couldn't ask for anything more. The teachers are caring and always available. The climate is very positive (it has to be; I have 2 boys that wake up each morning excited about going to school). The quality of education that they are receiving is top notch. We actually moved to this area because of the things we had heard about Barron and we have not been disappointed. We wouldn't dream of sending our boys anywhere else.

  • (8 years ago)

    After having my oldest child in Buckeye last year the move to Barron made me a little nervous. Buckeye set the standard fairly high. Although I am satisfied with the overall performance of the school I have been disappointed with the parental involvement as well as the organization of the school. The PTA does not meet regularly and parent volunteers are scarce. I would like to see more leadership from the principal and more team work from the individual classes. I do feel there is a desire to help these children be thier best and I suppose that is what is most important.

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