Sarah Dyer Barnes School

Public K-5

 24 Barnes Avenue
       Johnston, RI  02919


(401) 231-8710

District: Johnston

SchoolDigger Rank:
92nd of 166 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,785 Help

Students who attend Sarah Dyer Barnes School usually attend:

Middle:    Nicholas A. Ferri Middle
High:    Johnston Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0
Number of students:  282

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.4%
Hispanic:
16.3%
African American:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Sarah Dyer Barnes School ranks worse than 55.4% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Johnston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.4%), Hispanic (16.3%), African American (6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sarah Dyer Barnes School is 12, which is the 3rd best among 4 elementary schools in the Johnston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sarah Dyer Barnes School is $14,785, which is the 3rd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Johnston School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Sarah Dyer Barnes School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sarah Dyer Barnes School 92nd of 166 Rhode Island public elementary schools. (See Sarah Dyer Barnes School in the ranking list.)

Johnston:

SchoolDigger ranks Johnston 35th of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sarah Dyer Barnes School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 36.59 117th 169 30.8%
2010 45.16 106th 169 37.3%
2011 47.54 103rd 165 37.6%
2012 46.97 102nd 165 38.2%
2013 43.36 103rd 165 37.6%
2014 42.07 108th 159 32.1%
2015 50.06 89th 169 47.3%
2016 51.46 87th 170 48.8%
2017 46.82 96th 168 42.9%
2018 51.75 81st 169 52.1%
2019 43.87 93rd 169 45.0%
2021 37.23 92nd 166 44.6%

Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Open Quote I have found that the teachers are wonderful with the children. They put a lot of effort into teaching and the children are learning new information everyday. My daughter is excited to go to school and to do the work given to her plus her homework. The classrooms are clean and bright. One of their teachers just received the highest Presidential award for math and science. Their PTO puts a lot of effort into fundraising to buy supplies and books for the children. We find the principal is strict with her school rules which we agree with her. She does a good job. Only wish that the children had access to more computers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sarah Dyer Barnes School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 359 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1989 364 3 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1990 323 1 4 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 330
1991 314 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 320
1992 331 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1993 322 1 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 328
1994 313 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 318
1995 303 5 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 322
1996 303 5 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 322
1997 316 5 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1998 308 8 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1999 298 8 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2000 276 6 9 11 0 n/a n/a 0 302
2001 215 7 6 16 0 n/a n/a 0 244
2002 201 7 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2003 201 7 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2004 191 5 7 17 0 n/a n/a 0 220
2005 202 3 5 16 1 n/a n/a 0 227
2006 194 5 6 12 1 n/a n/a 0 218
2007 170 3 3 17 1 n/a n/a 0 194
2008 184 8 2 16 1 n/a n/a 0 211
2009 201 5 6 13 1 n/a n/a 0 226
2010 208 8 2 13 3 n/a n/a 0 234
2011 197 10 3 18 3 0 2 0 233
2012 227 6 3 21 3 0 0 0 260
2013 215 7 6 16 2 0 1 0 247
2014 206 8 8 10 1 0 1 0 234
2015 226 9 7 21 2 0 1 0 266
2016 258 10 6 28 2 0 2 0 306
2017 245 10 9 28 1 0 3 0 296
2018 239 14 10 34 1 0 3 0 301
2019 232 11 10 32 1 0 2 0 288
2020 230 13 11 41 1 0 2 0 298
2021 207 17 10 46 1 0 1 0 282

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 Sarah Dyer Barnes School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 363 n/a n/a 7.2
1989 372 n/a n/a 5.6
1990 330 n/a n/a 7.9
1991 320 20.0 16.0 9.7
1992 334 17.0 19.6 8.7
1993 328 21.0 15.6 8.8
1994 318 20.0 15.9 9.4
1995 322 20.0 16.1 9
1996 322 20.0 16.1 9
1997 335 18.0 18.6 10.4
1998 327 19.7 16.6 8.9
1999 319 20.0 16.0 13.8
2000 302 21.0 14.4 16.9
2001 244 19.0 12.8 18
2002 226 n/a n/a 19
2003 226 n/a n/a 19
2004 220 16.0 13.8 20.5
2005 227 16.0 14.2 19.8
2006 218 13.0 16.8 19.7
2007 194 22.0 8.8 21.6
2008 211 24.0 8.8 31.3
2009 226 19.8 9.0 36.7
2010 234 21.3 10.9 38.9
2011 233 18.9 12.3 38.2
2012 260 20.0 13.0 39.6
2013 247 17.5 14.1 32.4
2014 234 15.6 15.0 45.3
2015 266 11.0 24.1 35.7
2016 306 25.0 12.2 42.8
2017 296 25.2 11.7 40.9
2018 301 25.0 12.0 41.5
2019 288 25.3 11.3 39.2
2020 298 24.8 11.9 39.3
2021 282 23.3 12.0 36.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Sarah Dyer Barnes School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 363 n/a n/a 7.2
1989 372 n/a n/a 5.6
1990 330 n/a n/a 7.9
1991 320 20.0 16.0 9.7
1992 334 17.0 19.6 8.7
1993 328 21.0 15.6 8.8
1994 318 20.0 15.9 9.4
1995 322 20.0 16.1 9
1996 322 20.0 16.1 9
1997 335 18.0 18.6 10.4
1998 327 19.7 16.6 8.9
1999 319 20.0 16.0 13.8
2000 302 21.0 14.4 16.9
2001 244 19.0 12.8 18
2002 226 n/a n/a 19
2003 226 n/a n/a 19
2004 220 16.0 13.8 20.5
2005 227 16.0 14.2 19.8
2006 218 13.0 16.8 19.7
2007 194 22.0 8.8 21.6
2008 211 24.0 8.8 31.3
2009 226 19.8 9.0 36.7
2010 234 21.3 10.9 38.9
2011 233 18.9 12.3 38.2
2012 260 20.0 13.0 39.6
2013 247 17.5 14.1 32.4
2014 234 15.6 15.0 45.3
2015 266 11.0 24.1 35.7
2016 306 25.0 12.2 42.8
2017 296 25.2 11.7 40.9
2018 301 25.0 12.0 41.5
2019 288 25.3 11.3 39.2
2020 298 24.8 11.9 39.3
2021 282 23.3 12.0 36.2

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 Sarah Dyer Barnes School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $743 (5.0%) $14,041 (95.0%) $14,785

Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Sarah Dyer Barnes School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 93rd of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 92nd of 166 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)38.136.5
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)44.338.2
 6.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.940.4
 7.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)3113.5
 17.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Johnston)33.613.4
 20.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.125.1
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)47.427.8
 19.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)36.430.4
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.235.4
 1.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)22.816.7
 6.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)30.813.7
 17.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.620.8
 11.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)4027.9
 12.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)37.127.4
 9.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.133.4
 5.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)37.822
 15.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)36.115.7
 20.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.120.3
 9.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)42.431.3
 11.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Johnston)36.129.9
 6.2%
All Grades Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)29.917.1
 12.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Johnston)25.211.9
 13.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students288282
 2.1%
African American1117
 54.5%
American Indian11
Asian1010
Hispanic3246
 43.8%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.2%36.2%
 3.1%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Rhode Island Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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