Joel E. Barber Elementary School

  • Joel E. Barber Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Joel E. Barber Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29%.

School Overview

  • Joel E. Barber Elementary School's student population of 448 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joel E. Barber Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joel E. Barber Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#1456 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Black
2%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
98%
71%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joel E. Barber Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.040.47
This chart display the diversity score of Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Joel E. Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaclede Co. C-5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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