Project Description

Barkley-Ruiz Elementary

Grades served: PK-6th

Lottery grades: K & 1st

Waitlist grades: PK3, PK4, 2nd-6th

Principal: Jacqueline Ibarra Lanford

Phone: (210) 978-7940

Address: 1111 S. Navidad St., 78207

School Website

At Barkley-Ruiz Elementary, we believe we must teach students in the way that they learn best. Our school’s primary focus is to identify learning-style preferences of each student in an effort to best meet their individual needs. Our teachers have attended the Ron Clark Academy and model their philosophy, where every employee is “…committed to fostering a dynamic, passionate learning environment where every child is valued, challenged, loved, and nurtured.” Our Master Teachers service at-risk students while also mentoring peers to assure fidelity to best instructional practices.

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

Gifted & Talented, Project-Based Learning • Sixth-grade electives: Choir, Art • Band • Special Education: ACE, PBIS, SOLE

Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio, Mini-GEMS

Bluebonnet, Step Club, G.T., Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALS), Mini-GEMS, Student Safety Patrols, Yearbook

  • The District is hosting Choice Information Sessions. Parents, come learn about the Choice Application Process and how to apply for the 2020-21 school year. Light refreshments will be served, and Spanish interpretation will be available. No RSVP is necessary. We hope to see you there! Schedule below:
    • Thursday, February 6  |  9-10 AM  |  Pickett Academy (cafeteria)
      • General information on Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
      • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session. 
    • Thursday, February 20  |  5-6 PM  |  Rodriguez Montessori Elementary
      • General information on Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
      • Rodriguez Montessori staff will be present at this session to give details about the school.
      • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session.
    • Saturday, March 28  |  9-10 AM  | Burnet Learning Center (cafeteria)
      • Round 2 Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
      • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session.
    • Monday, April 27  |  5-6 PM  | Burnet Learning Center (cafeteria)
      • Round 2 Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
      • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session.