Sarah Dyer Barnes School

Public K-5

 24 Barnes Avenue
       Johnston, RI  02919


(401) 231-8710

District: Johnston

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 167 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,157 Help


Students who attend Sarah Dyer Barnes School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  284

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.9%
Hispanic:
19.4%
African American:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.8% Help


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Compare Details Sarah Dyer Barnes School ranks worse than 59.3% 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 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.9%), Hispanic (19.4%), African American (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sarah Dyer Barnes School is 10.8, which is the lowest among 6 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 $17,157. 3 elementary schools in the Johnston School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Sarah Dyer Barnes School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Johnston:

SchoolDigger ranks Johnston 36th of 59 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%
2022 40.75 89th 166 46.4%
2023 35.78 99th 167 40.7%
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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
2022 192 21 7 57 1 0 1 0 279
2023 190 28 7 55 1 0 3 0 284

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
2022 279 27.5 10.1 33.7
2023 284 26.1 10.8 39.8

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 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
2022 279 27.5 10.1 33.7
2023 284 26.1 10.8 39.8

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
2019 $970 (5.9%) $15,362 (94.1%) $16,333
2020 $758 (4.8%) $14,968 (95.2%) $15,726
2021 $1,486 (8.7%) $15,671 (91.3%) $17,157

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 93rd of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 99th of 167 Elementary schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)38.132.4
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)44.331.5
 12.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.936.8
 11.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)3126.5
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Johnston)33.628.5
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.134.5
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)47.444.7
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)36.433.5
 2.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.233.3
 3.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)22.831.9
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)30.827
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.636
 3.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)4029.2
 10.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)37.133.6
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.135.1
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)37.814.3
 23.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)36.113.8
 22.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.130
 0.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)42.435.7
 6.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Johnston)36.132.6
 3.5%
All Grades Mathematics (Sarah Dyer Barnes School)29.923.8
 6.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Johnston)25.220.9
 4.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students288284
 1.4%
African American1128
 154.5%
American Indian11
Asian107
 30%
Hispanic3255
 71.9%
Pacific Islander00
White232190
 18.1%
Two or More Races23
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.2%39.8%
 0.6%


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Sarah Dyer Barnes School ranks 99th of 167 Rhode Island elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 284 students attended Sarah Dyer Barnes School.

Students at Sarah Dyer Barnes School are 67% White, 19% Hispanic, 10% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Sarah Dyer Barnes School usually go on to attend:

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


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