Barnard Elementary School

Summary:

Barnard Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington, DC, serving 580 students in grades PK-5. The school stands out as a strong-performing institution within the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) district, which is ranked 27 out of 47 districts in the state.

Barnard Elementary has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (48.62%) and African American (41.72%) students compared to the district and state averages. The school consistently ranks in the top 50 elementary schools in DC, with a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, placing it above the district average and several nearby schools like Truesdell Elementary, Dorothy I. Height Elementary, and John Lewis Elementary. Barnard students outperform the district and state averages in several PARCC test areas, particularly in 5th-grade mathematics (40.57% proficient or better) and 4th-grade English Language Arts (37.17% proficient or better).

Notably, Barnard's African American and Hispanic students perform significantly better than their peers at the district and state levels, ranking in the top 15 and top 7 schools, respectively, for these subgroups. This success can be attributed to the school's relatively high per-student spending ($25,193 in 2021-2022) and low student-teacher ratio (10.2 in 2022-2023), which may contribute to its strong overall performance and ability to support the academic achievement of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 430 Decatur St. NW
       Washington, DC  20011


(202) 576-1100

District: District of Columbia Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 128 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,193 Help


Students who attend Barnard Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Roosevelt High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.2 Help
Number of students:  580

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.6%
African American:
41.7%
White:
7.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Barnard Elementary School ranks better than 68% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. It also ranks 29th among 76 ranked elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.6%), African American (41.7%), White (7.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Barnard Elementary School is 10.2, which is the 40th best among 76 elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Barnard Elementary School is $25,193. 50 elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Barnard Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Barnard Elementary School 41st of 128 District Of Columbia public elementary schools. (See Barnard Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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District of Columbia Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks District of Columbia Public Schools 27th of 47 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Barnard Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 85.38 19th 111 82.9%
2011 80.00 23rd 111 79.3%
2012 74.61 26th 112 76.8%
2014 60.29 42nd 109 61.5%
2015 48.93 37th 97 61.9%
2016 57.42 32nd 99 67.7%
2017 60.95 35th 108 67.6%
2018 61.33 36th 120 70.0%
2019 61.75 38th 122 68.9%
2022 43.47 46th 97 52.6%
2023 55.56 41st 128 68.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.10 6th 25 76.0%
2019 58.60 7th 25 72.0%
2022 50.95 8th 21 61.9%
2023 57.63 7th 19 63.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.23 23rd 35 34.3%
2019 68.81 10th 45 77.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.00 9th 53 83.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.17 32nd 110 70.9%
2019 58.76 42nd 117 64.1%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.92 4th 90 95.6%
2019 74.06 14th 91 84.6%
2022 42.41 15th 27 44.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.41 37th 113 67.3%
2019 63.27 34th 113 69.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.16 12th 100 88.0%
2019 80.14 14th 106 86.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Barnard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.93 7th 29 75.9%
2019 52.66 11th 30 63.3%
2022 41.33 7th 18 61.1%
2023 54.78 4th 22 81.8%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Barnard Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education

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Enrollment information for Barnard Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 382 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 436 436
1990 0 447 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1991 0 525 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1992 0 517 0 26 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1993 0 532 0 32 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1994 0 523 0 39 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1995 0 520 0 75 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1996 0 520 0 75 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1997 0 568 0 78 0 n/a n/a 0 646
1998 0 562 0 71 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1999 0 455 0 65 0 n/a n/a 0 520
2000 0 458 0 71 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2001 0 355 0 51 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2002 0 270 0 57 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2003 0 270 0 57 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2004 0 273 0 65 0 n/a n/a 0 338
2005 1 243 2 78 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2006 0 270 3 77 0 n/a n/a 0 350
2007 2 250 3 79 0 n/a n/a 0 334
2008 1 243 3 124 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2009 1 235 3 139 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2010 5 209 3 149 0 n/a n/a 0 366
2011 15 242 1 168 1 1 7 0 435
2012 8 271 1 187 1 0 15 0 483
2013 15 296 3 235 1 0 19 0 569
2014 14 301 1 247 1 2 17 0 583
2015 8 310 1 275 0 1 7 0 602
2016 11 308 2 310 0 1 5 0 637
2017 18 307 2 313 1 1 7 0 649
2018 26 273 3 333 0 1 6 0 642
2019 27 263 2 324 0 1 3 0 620
2020 32 259 1 349 0 1 4 0 646
2021 36 255 1 318 0 1 6 0 617
2022 41 254 1 291 0 1 8 0 596
2023 44 242 0 282 0 0 12 0 580

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Barnard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 393 24.0 16.3 31
1989 436 30.0 14.5 28
1990 455 21.0 21.6 21.1
1991 533 23.0 23.1 37.1
1992 543 26.0 20.8 26.7
1993 564 28.0 20.1 42.2
1994 562 26.0 21.6 63.7
1995 595 28.0 21.3 82
1996 595 28.0 21.3 82
1997 646 25.0 25.8 76
1998 633 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 520 41.0 12.7 n/a
2000 529 37.0 14.3 99.4
2001 406 33.0 12.3 99.3
2002 327 n/a n/a 78.9
2003 327 n/a n/a 78.9
2004 338 27.0 12.5 77.5
2005 324 18.0 18.0 73.5
2006 350 19.0 18.4 74.6
2007 334 29.0 11.5 74.3
2008 371 16.0 23.2 62.3
2009 378 27.7 13.6 79.6
2010 366 34.0 10.7 80.3
2011 435 39.0 11.1 67.6
2012 483 40.0 12.0 81.8
2013 569 47.0 12.1 47.5
2014 583 52.0 11.2 99.5
2015 602 55.0 10.9 99.5
2016 637 54.0 11.7 100
2017 649 60.0 10.8 n/a
2018 642 54.0 11.8 n/a
2019 620 61.0 10.1 n/a
2020 646 55.5 11.6 n/a
2021 617 57.5 10.7 n/a
2022 596 55.2 10.7 n/a
2023 580 56.5 10.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Barnard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 393 24.0 16.3 31
1989 436 30.0 14.5 28
1990 455 21.0 21.6 21.1
1991 533 23.0 23.1 37.1
1992 543 26.0 20.8 26.7
1993 564 28.0 20.1 42.2
1994 562 26.0 21.6 63.7
1995 595 28.0 21.3 82
1996 595 28.0 21.3 82
1997 646 25.0 25.8 76
1998 633 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 520 41.0 12.7 n/a
2000 529 37.0 14.3 99.4
2001 406 33.0 12.3 99.3
2002 327 n/a n/a 78.9
2003 327 n/a n/a 78.9
2004 338 27.0 12.5 77.5
2005 324 18.0 18.0 73.5
2006 350 19.0 18.4 74.6
2007 334 29.0 11.5 74.3
2008 371 16.0 23.2 62.3
2009 378 27.7 13.6 79.6
2010 366 34.0 10.7 80.3
2011 435 39.0 11.1 67.6
2012 483 40.0 12.0 81.8
2013 569 47.0 12.1 47.5
2014 583 52.0 11.2 99.5
2015 602 55.0 10.9 99.5
2016 637 54.0 11.7 100
2017 649 60.0 10.8 n/a
2018 642 54.0 11.8 n/a
2019 620 61.0 10.1 n/a
2020 646 55.5 11.6 n/a
2021 617 57.5 10.7 n/a
2022 596 55.2 10.7 n/a
2023 580 56.5 10.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Barnard Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,472 (11.7%) $18,738 (88.3%) $21,210
2020 $2,710 (13.0%) $18,171 (87.0%) $20,881
2021 $3,032 (13.6%) $19,260 (86.4%) $22,293
2022 $4,901 (19.5%) $20,293 (80.6%) $25,193

Data source: District Of Columbia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Barnard Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 38th of 122 Elementary schoolsRanks 41st of 128 Elementary schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Barnard Elementary School)38.536.8
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)43.237.4
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)41.830.6
 11.2%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Barnard Elementary School)21.418.2
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)35.832.3
 3.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)33.126.1
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Barnard Elementary School)47.430.8
 16.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)39.734.8
 4.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)38.529.2
 9.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Barnard Elementary School)48.737.2
 11.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)41.441.3
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)38.234.7
 3.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Barnard Elementary School)48.540.6
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)33.428.8
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)32.425.4
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Barnard Elementary School)41.227.9
 13.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)36.438.1
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.533.7
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students620580
 6.5%
African American263242
 8%
American Indian00
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic324282
 13%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White2744
 63%
Two or More Races312
 300%


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Students who attend Barnard Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Roosevelt High School

Students at Barnard Elementary School are 49% Hispanic, 42% African American, 8% White, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 580 students attended Barnard Elementary School.

Barnard Elementary School ranks 41st of 128 District Of Columbia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education.

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