About Thelma Barker

  • About Our School

    Thelma Barker is a very unique school in the Jackson-Madison County School System. This is due, in large part, to the diverse student population. In fact, we have one of the largest ESL student populations in the district. Because of our diversity, we take time to celebrate our students’ cultural heritages and backgrounds. Not only is our student population diverse, it is rather large as well. We currently have approximately 842 students enrolled.

    Our students are the heart of our school and drive the decisions we make on a daily basis. But, our students would not be as successful as they are if it were not for the phenomenal teachers and staff members that work at Barker. We currently have 37 K-5th grade teachers; 3 SPED teachers; a librarian, a counselor, a music teacher, an art teacher, a PE teacher, a computer lab teacher, and 4 full-time ESL teachers. In addition to our teachers, we have a phenomenal support staff that takes pride in what they do and will do whatever they can to help our students be successful.

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    Those of you who want your students to see the Solar Eclipse Monday, August 21 with their class need to have forms in by FRIDAY, August 18th


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    Friday, August 25 will be the last day parents can walk their child into the school to their classroom. In an effort to foster both independence and maintain our secure environment, we ask that all parents drop their child off in the car line just as you would pick them up in the afternoon. Staff is available on the sidewalk and in the building to assist your child. Thank you for entrusting us with your child.


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    Welcome to Jackson, Tennessee! Home of Blue Suede Shoes, Rockabilly and great barbecue! Also, Jackson is home to the Jackson-Madison County School System. In 2016, our Jackson-Madison County Schools are home to over 13,000 students that speak over 17 languages from very diverse backgrounds. Our district is home to nine elementary schools, three K-8 schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one magnet high school and one early college high school.

    Additionally, our district is also home to one Pre-K Center for the youngest citizens ages 2-4. Spend time visiting our school websites to see the unique educational offerings each school provides to the students of the Jackson-Madison County area.