Best Public Schools in Barre, VT


The city of Barre, Vermont is home to 3 schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. The schools include 2 elementary/middle schools - Barre Town Elementary & Middle School and Barre City Elementary/Middle School - as well as Spaulding Union High School. The data reveals notable differences in the performance and ranking of these schools, with Barre Town Elementary & Middle School and Spaulding Union High School standing out as stronger performers.

Barre Town Elementary & Middle School ranks higher than Barre City Elementary/Middle School, placing 80th out of 113 Vermont elementary schools in 2022-2023 and earning 2-3 SchoolDigger stars. It also outperformed the state average on the 6th grade VTCAP Math test. In contrast, Barre City Elementary/Middle School underperformed the state average on all grade-level VTCAP tests. This disparity may be linked to the significantly higher free/reduced lunch rate of 38.78% at Barre City Elementary/Middle School compared to 18.62% at Barre Town Elementary & Middle School.

Spaulding Union High School stands out as a relatively strong performer, ranking 16th out of 37 Vermont high schools in 2021-2022 and earning 3-4 SchoolDigger stars. The high school also outperformed the state average on the 11th grade VTCAP Science test. However, all three schools are part of the Barre Unified Union School District #97, which is ranked 48th out of 51 districts in Vermont and rated 0 stars, suggesting district-level challenges that may be impacting the overall performance of the schools.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Vermont Agency of Education.

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