Barnwell's Twitter: The Barnwell Beat!
Our administrative team will be updating our school Twitter page periodically to provide our parents, community members, and staff with relevant and important school-wide updates, announcements, photos, and information regarding school events, activities, accomplishments, and announcements.
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All 3rd and 5th grade student scores from last October's Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) were sent home recently. I am proud to inform you that, once again, Barnwell students did very well! Both our 3rd and 5th grade students scored among the top in our school district; higher by nearly 30% over the national average and 20% over the Fulton County average.
As a norm-referenced test, the median score for students throughout the country is a 50% and scores between 25% and 75% are considered within the “normal” range. To view results from all schools in Fulton County (grades 3, 5 and 8) click here: ITBS Results
Georgia Milestones Overview
Georgia's Department of Education recently released state and school level results from the 2014-15 Georgia Milestones Assessment administered last Spring (click here for state level results). Test results place students into one of four categories based on their performance:
Level 1: Beginning Learners (do not yet demonstrate proficiency)
Level 2: Developing Learners (demonstrate partial proficiency)
Level 3: Proficient Learners (demonstrate proficiency)
Level 4: Distinguished Learners (demonstrate advanced proficiency)
It is expected that students score in levels 2, 3, or 4 to be considered on track for college and career readiness.
Overall, Barnwell students performed very well, as demonstrated in the following tables (with Fulton County, our Northeast Learning Community and Georgia percentages included). The first number is the percentage of students scoring in Levels 2, 3 and 4 combined (partial to advanced proficiency) while the second number is the percentage of students scoring in Levels 3 and 4 (proficient or advanced proficiency). For example, in 3rd grade ELA at Barnwell 93% of our students scored in Levels 2, 3 and 4, while 73% scored in Levels 3 and 4.
|||3rd Barnwell||3rd |
|ELA||93, 73||88, 68||72, 47||66, 37|
|Math||97, 75||92, 67||82, 48||79, 38|
|Science||95, 66||92, 63||77, 41||75, 34|
|Soc. St.||92, 45||90, 55||77, 37||74, 30|
|ELA||96, 70||91, 69||77, 48||71, 37|
|Math||97, 73||94, 69||83, 49||79, 40|
|Science||92, 58||89, 60||74, 41||72, 34|
|Soc. St.||86, 61||90, 59||74, 40||70, 35|
|ELA||96, 77||90, 69||77, 49||73, 39|
|Math||96, 68||91, 65||77, 47||74, 38|
|Science||89, 64||84, 59||71, 41||70, 36|
|Soc. St.||93, 39||89, 51||76, 35||75, 29|
Congratulations Barnwell PTA
The National PTA® has recognized Barnwell Elementary School and Barnwell Elementary PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for our achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.
Being recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence demonstrates Barnwell School and Barnwell PTA's leadership and commitment to partnering to support student success and continuous school improvement.
Please click on the following to read the press release: School of Excellence Press Release
All volunteers are required to complete the entire Mandated Reporter's online training every year at least 72 hours prior to coming in to volunteer in the classroom or with students at our school. Parents/community members that do not complete this mandatory training will not be allowed to volunteer in classrooms! Visit the FCS site directly to complete your Volunteer requirements: http://enduserssolutions.net/fcsvolunteers/story.html
School Governance Council (SGC)
Please visit our BARNWELL SGC PAGE for meeting days/times and all SGC information. Thank you to all our parents that provided input on our Request For Flexibility (RFF) that was submitted to provide our staff with 3 Professional Learning Days during the 2016-2017 school year.
Fulton County Strategic Plan
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Four-Pager.pdf
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Presentation.pdf