Barron Area School District

All
(6)
All
(6)
 
High
(1)
High
(1)
 
Middle
(1)
Middle
(1)
 
Elementary
(5)
Elementary
(5)
 
Pre-K
(3)
Pre-K
(3)
 
Charter
(1)
Charter
(1)
 
For the 2021 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 1,295 students in Barron Area School District. Barron Area School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Barron Area School District are Almena Elementary School, Ridgeland-dallas Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Barron Area School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 42% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

School District NameBarron Area School District
School District Websitehttp://www.barron.k12.wi.us
School District Phone Number(715) 537-5612
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WI)
# of Schools7 Schools2,293 Schools
# of Students1,295 Students861,320 Students
# of Teachers100 Teachers58,112 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1

District Comparison

Barron Area School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 439 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#383 out of 440 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Barron Area   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Barron Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Barron Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Barron Area   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.410.49
# of American Indian Students6 Students10,618 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students8 Students34,176 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# of Hispanic Students89 Students103,416 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
12%
# of Black Students176 Students78,920 Students
% Black Students
14%
9%
# of White Students977 Students600,979 Students
% White Students
75%
70%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student666 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students38 Students32,546 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:7055,156
# of Students in Kindergarten:9856,859
# of Students in 1st Grade:8457,565
# of Students in 2nd Grade:8958,395
# of Students in 3rd Grade:8760,849
# of Students in 4th Grade:8061,973
# of Students in 5th Grade:9762,798
# of Students in 6th Grade:8461,625
# of Students in 7th Grade:9561,657
# of Students in 8th Grade:9862,439
# of Students in 9th Grade:10665,975
# of Students in 10th Grade:9864,369
# of Students in 11th Grade:10564,586
# of Students in 12th Grade:10467,074
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $16,277 is higher than the state median of $15,320. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,974 is higher than the state median of $15,270. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (WI)
Total Revenue$21 MM$13 MM
This chart display total revenue of Barron Area   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$21 MM$13 MM
This chart display total spending of Barron Area   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$16,277$15,320
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Barron Area   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,974$15,270
This chart display average spending per public school student in Barron Area   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Barron Area School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Almena Elementary School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    230 Lulu Ave
    Almena, WI 54805
    (715) 357-3263

    Grades: K-4 | 62 students
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Ridgeland-dallas Elementary School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    315 Main St
    Ridgeland, WI 54763
    (715) 949-1445

    Grades: PK-4 | 80 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Woodland Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    808 E Woodland Ave
    Barron, WI 54812
    (715) 537-5621

    Grades: PK-4 | 313 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Riverview Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    135 W River Ave
    Barron, WI 54812
    (715) 537-5641

    Grades: 5-8 | 361 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Barron High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1050 E Woodland Ave
    Barron, WI 54812
    (715) 537-5627

    Grades: 9-12 | 378 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Barron Area Montessori School Charter School
    808 E Woodland Ave
    Barron, WI 54812
    (715) 537-5621

    Grades: PK-3 | 50 students
Recent Articles
While students are enjoying time off this summer, school district officials across the country are grappling with the issues associated with Common Core Standards, as well as plenty of opposition from parents and teachers.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?