Barbers Point Elementary School

  • Barbers Point Elementary School serves 485 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Barbers Point Elementary School's student population of 485 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students485 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Barbers Point Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Barbers Point Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Barbers Point Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Barbers Point Elementary School is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (HI)
Overall School Rank#224 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
11%
29%
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Hispanic
24%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
11%
13%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
33%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
20%
13%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Barbers Point Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.780.37
This chart display the diversity score of Barbers Point Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Barbers Point Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHawaii Department of Education School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My children have been attending this school for years. I have been extremely pleased each school year with the teacher my children have been given and watching them succeed not struggle knowing they both struggle in certain areas. Each year they improve and I know these teachers work very hard at Barbers to ensure each child's success. The principal and office staff always greet you with a smile and know your child by name. The custodial staff keep the campus clean and safe. 5 Stars of Excellence for this school!
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5  
My older two graduated from Barbers Point Elementary School and my youngest just enrolled in preschool. After 10+ experience as a parent at Barbers Point, I could confidently say that this school is an amazing school with committed, caring teachers and staff and provides a nurturing environment. The school creates a warm, welcoming feeling and could feel the true aloha. All of the teachers are so positive and it is completely apparent how much they care deeply for each student`s welfare and strive to make each student special. The staff are very helpful and kind and they too care deeply about the students. The teachers and staff at Barbers Point Elementary School go beyond their call of duty. The principal is so involved and interact with every student as well as the parents as much as she can. All the students are happy, polite and noticeably respectful of each other as from Preschool to 5th grade, they learn good characteristics monthly. Also, this school has beyond excellent atmosphere for special need children just like my own. They provide one to one assistance, educate them according to their pace and ability, and truly give them the love. As for the unfortunate kids, the school will provide all the needs so that they too could have the same education, go on field trips, and events. Barbers Point also provides many after school programs such as Junior Police Officer, STEM, Robotics, and many more. I believe this school is one of the few elementary school that provides hula classes, Hawaiian classes and celebrate May Day. Barbers Point Elementary teaches and treasures the importance of the tradition and culture where the children live. All my children loves going to school. Any school could give a good education with skilled teachers. However, teachers can not make a child love school. Barbers Point Elementary provides that. And that is a gift itself. I had a little setback with my last child enrolling in Barbers Point Elementary School. But I can not think of any other school, even private school, that I would have my daughter go to. I did everything I can so that she could go and with the help from teachers and staff, she is happily going to school daily now. Her smile will explain it all how happy she is at BPES. Barber's Point Elementary School is a school with high academics and full of aloha. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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