Project Description

Barkley-Ruiz Elementary

Grades served for 2022-23: Pre-K – 5th

Lottery grades: n/a

Waitlist grades: Pre-K – 5th

Principal: Jacqueline Ibarra Lanford

Phone: (210) 978-7940

Address: 1111 S. Navidad St., 78207

School Website

At Barkley-Ruiz Elementary School, we believe we must teach students in the way that they learn best. Our school’s primary focus is to allow opportunities where
our students take the starring role in their learning and understanding using the Constructivism model.

En Barkley-Ruiz Elementary School, creemos que debemos enseñar a los estudiantes de la manera en que mejor aprenden. El enfoque principal de nuestra
escuela es ofrecer oportunidades en las que nuestros estudiantes toman la iniciativa en su aprendizaje y comprensión usando el modelo de Constructivismo.

  • Project-based learning and Constructivism model
  • Students take star role in learning; teacher serves as guide
  • Collaboration, problem-solving, reflection, sharing understanding

PreKindergarten, Project-Based Learning, Social and Emotional Learning; 6 Master Teachers; Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

SPECIALIZED CLASSROOMS: Alternative Curriculum Environment (ACE), Bilingual Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Safe Optimal Learning Environment (SOLE)

Prekínder, Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos, Aprendizaje Social y Emocional; 6 Maestros Expertos; Apoyo e Intervenciones de Comportamiento Positivo (PBIS)

SALONES ESPECIALIZADOS: Entorno con Plan de Estudios Alternativo (ACE), Educación Especial Preescolar (ECSE) Bilingüe, Entorno Seguro de Aprendizaje Óptimo (SOLE)

Contact the school.

Comuníquese con la escuela.

FINE ARTS – Visual Arts, Elementary Music, Mariachi (3-5)
CLUBS – Reading Club, Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALs), Lego Club, Safety Patrol, Yearbook, UIW Mini GEMS Girl Teams, Gardening Club, Choir

BELLAS ARTES – Artes Visuales, Música en la Primaria, Mariachi (3-5)
CLUBES – Club de Lectura, Apoyo y Liderazgo entre Compañeros (PALs), Club de Lego, Patrullas de Seguridad, Anuario, Equipos de Chicas de UIW Mini GEMS,
Club de Jardinería, Coro


San Antonio ISD is hosting virtual and in-person Parent Information Sessions every month! These are interactive, family conversations that help you understand what Choice Schools & Magnet Programs are and how to gain admission. We share important dates and deadlines, tips on how to apply, and resources to learn more. See dates, times, and locations of all District Info Sessions here.

  • Virtual Sessions: Join by tuning in to our live broadcast on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Parents will be able to post questions directly in the comments during the presentations, and we’ll answer in real time! Questions may also be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page, or by email to
  • In-Person Sessions: No sign-up is needed. These sessions take place at our neighborhood high schools, so parking is free. To make sure seating can remain socially distanced, we advise just 1 parent and 1 child per family attend each event. *Masks are required due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


Barkley/Ruiz Elementary is hosting the following Parent/Student Information Events. Contact the school directly with any questions.

  • Info Session dates & times coming soon!