• Charles Barrett Elementary School (K-5) Charles Barrett Building

    1115 Martha Custis Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22302

    Main Office: 703-824-6960
    Fax: 703-379-3782

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    Any changes in your child's dismissal should be called into the office by noon each day or emailed to cbdismissal@acps.k12.va.us.

    If you are absent, have a doctor's appointment, or will miss school for any reason please email cbdismissal. 

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About Charles Barrett

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    Charles Barrett Elementary School (PreK - 5)

    School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

    1115 Martha Custis Drive
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302

    Main Office: 703-824-6960
    Fax: 703-379-3782
    Voice Mail: 703-824-6720

    About Charles Barrett

    Charles Barrett Elementary School was built on the north end of the city in 1949. Charles Barrett prides itself on its strong academic program, its dedicated staff, small class sizes and its diverse student body.

    The staff of Charles Barrett is committed to providing a program of academic excellence and equity. We are dedicated to a learning partnership with our students and their families. The following beliefs define our vision as well as our daily practices.

    • We believe each student can achieve academic success.
    • We believe meaningful learning takes place in a positive, orderly, nurturing and child-centered environment.
    • We believe our diversity enriches our learning environment and we value the challenges that it brings.
    • We believe teamwork among teachers, staff members, and parents is vital to achieving success in our educational program.

    School Education Plan

    Special Events

    • Back to School Ice Cream Social
    • Back to School Night
    • Barrett Bazaar
    • Book Fair
    • CETA Arts Integration Night
    • Field Day
    • Holiday Shop
    • Kindergarten Prep (K-Prep)
    • Math Night
    • PBIS School Dances
    • School Play
    • Talent Show
    • Thanksgiving Community Open House
    • Welcome Breakfast for New Parents
    • Winter/Spring Concerts

    Charles Barrett Data

    Charles Barrett Elementary School is fully accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education Web site or review recent test scores.


    • Enrollment (as of 11/2019): 603 students
    • 32% of students receive free or reduced lunch
    • 15% of K-5 students with IEPs
    • 24% of student population English Language Learners
    • 13% of student population is African American
    • 29% of student population is Hispanic
    • 52% of student population is White
    • 6% of student population Asian, multiracial, non-specified

    School Faculty

    Number of Licensed Staff: 62 
    With post-graduate degrees: 76%

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