Barkley Elementary School

Public 2-5

 320 Second Ave
       Phoenixville, PA  19460-3819


(484) 927-5300

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District: Phoenixville Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
692nd of 1,544 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,473 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  10.1
Number of students:  297

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.2%
Hispanic:
36.4%
Two or more races:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.2%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Barkley Elementary School ranks better than 55.2% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Phoenixville Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Barkley Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Phoenixville Area School District. Racial makeup is: White (49.2%), Hispanic (36.4%), two or more races (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Phoenixville Area School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Barkley Elementary School is 10.1, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Phoenixville Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Barkley Elementary School is $21,473, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Phoenixville Area School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Barkley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Barkley Elementary School 692nd of 1544 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Barkley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Phoenixville Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Phoenixville Area School District 121st of 610 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Barkley Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 65.79 514th 1302 60.5%
2004 51.68 749th 1308 42.7%
2005 60.40 620th 1299 52.3%
2006 59.03 733rd 1545 52.6%
2007 60.06 741st 1555 52.3%
2008 66.66 575th 1551 62.9%
2009 66.46 568th 1549 63.3%
2010 54.84 914th 1579 42.1%
2011 60.43 771st 1597 51.7%
2012 68.75 591st 1599 63.0%
2013 65.78 626th 1519 58.8%
2014 58.69 772nd 1467 47.4%
2015 53.94 828th 1474 43.8%
2016 53.96 870th 1554 44.0%
2017 57.46 782nd 1547 49.5%
2018 56.87 795th 1530 48.0%
2019 61.94 692nd 1544 55.2%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Open Quote Don't be fooled by the numbers. Barkley Elementary serves a diverse population, many of which are ESL students. Standardized tests are certainly more difficult with a secondary language. That being said, Barkley has wonderful, committed teachers, numerous services and programs for both struggling students and those that need to be challenged more. The support staff is also wonderful and you can really feel how much they care about the students. Proud Barkley parent! Close Quote


by a citizen
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Open Quote I am a Field Experience Student at Barkley, and I have seen nothing but amazing things from the teachers here. The staff goes above and beyond to find ways to differentiate instruction and reach every child on an individual level! The area is not the best, but the amount of love and support makes this school different from many others! I give this school 5 stars! Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Open Quote Barkley is a wonderful school and one of the best elementary schools in the area. I think the lower ratings for this school, compared to others in the area, comes from a perception that somehow because it has a higher percentage of minority students that it is not up to par with the other elementary schools. I can say with confidence, from direct experience, Barkley is a great school and should have a rating reflecting so. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Barkley Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 311 81 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1989 308 89 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1990 262 81 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 355
1991 274 69 5 10 1 n/a n/a 0 359
1992 280 90 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1993 274 85 3 13 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1994 315 85 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 412
1995 329 88 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1996 329 88 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1997 337 77 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1998 333 84 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1999 316 71 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2000 314 81 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 407
2001 229 77 8 5 1 n/a n/a 0 320
2002 263 116 8 25 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2003 263 116 8 25 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2004 244 97 8 34 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2005 202 90 5 36 0 n/a n/a 0 333
2006 229 84 8 41 0 n/a n/a 0 362
2007 247 79 7 50 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2008 246 68 7 51 0 n/a n/a 0 372
2009 211 79 5 55 0 n/a n/a 0 350
2010 221 82 6 58 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2011 224 66 5 61 0 0 0 0 356
2012 224 71 9 63 0 1 2 0 370
2013 239 65 7 80 0 0 6 0 397
2014 266 62 10 99 0 0 16 0 453
2015 257 56 10 119 0 0 25 0 467
2016 232 44 11 120 0 0 29 0 436
2017 223 41 4 114 0 0 33 0 415
2018 149 31 2 86 0 0 23 0 291
2019 147 34 2 100 0 0 29 0 312
2020 146 20 2 108 0 0 21 0 297

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 Barkley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 405 23.6 17.1 n/a
1989 408 24.5 16.6 n/a
1990 355 21.5 16.5 0
1991 359 23.9 15.0 n/a
1992 386 23.9 16.1 n/a
1993 375 22.0 17.0 n/a
1994 412 23.4 17.6 n/a
1995 432 26.4 16.4 n/a
1996 432 26.4 16.4 n/a
1997 431 26.8 16.1 n/a
1998 424 26.8 15.8 n/a
1999 406 26.8 15.1 n/a
2000 407 25.6 15.9 37.1
2001 320 26.8 11.9 37.8
2002 412 30.0 13.7 37.9
2003 412 30.0 13.7 37.9
2004 383 30.0 12.8 34.5
2005 333 30.0 11.1 46.8
2006 362 32.3 11.2 40.6
2007 383 29.8 12.9 41.5
2008 372 35.0 10.6 44.1
2009 350 33.8 10.4 42.9
2010 367 33.7 10.8 48.2
2011 356 31.9 11.1 46.6
2012 370 32.4 11.4 39.5
2013 397 33.8 11.7 46.9
2014 453 36.4 12.4 49.9
2015 467 40.0 11.6 53.7
2016 436 41.0 10.6 55.3
2017 415 40.2 10.3 52.5
2018 291 30.5 9.5 51.2
2019 312 28.8 10.8 54.5
2020 297 29.4 10.1 51.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Barkley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 405 23.6 17.1 n/a
1989 408 24.5 16.6 n/a
1990 355 21.5 16.5 0
1991 359 23.9 15.0 n/a
1992 386 23.9 16.1 n/a
1993 375 22.0 17.0 n/a
1994 412 23.4 17.6 n/a
1995 432 26.4 16.4 n/a
1996 432 26.4 16.4 n/a
1997 431 26.8 16.1 n/a
1998 424 26.8 15.8 n/a
1999 406 26.8 15.1 n/a
2000 407 25.6 15.9 37.1
2001 320 26.8 11.9 37.8
2002 412 30.0 13.7 37.9
2003 412 30.0 13.7 37.9
2004 383 30.0 12.8 34.5
2005 333 30.0 11.1 46.8
2006 362 32.3 11.2 40.6
2007 383 29.8 12.9 41.5
2008 372 35.0 10.6 44.1
2009 350 33.8 10.4 42.9
2010 367 33.7 10.8 48.2
2011 356 31.9 11.1 46.6
2012 370 32.4 11.4 39.5
2013 397 33.8 11.7 46.9
2014 453 36.4 12.4 49.9
2015 467 40.0 11.6 53.7
2016 436 41.0 10.6 55.3
2017 415 40.2 10.3 52.5
2018 291 30.5 9.5 51.2
2019 312 28.8 10.8 54.5
2020 297 29.4 10.1 51.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Barkley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $78 (0.4%) $21,395 (99.6%) $21,473

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




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