Welcome to Thelma Barker!

  • Here at Thelma Barker Elementary, we are home to a diverse student population. 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. 


    Our students are the heart of our school and drive the decisions we make on a daily basis. We have a phenomenal team of teachers at Barker, including teachers certified in K-5th grade as well as Special Education, library, music, art, P.E., and English as a Second Language (ESL). In addition to our teachers, our support staff work hard to support the success of our students every day. 

Barker News

News & Announcements

  • Yearbook Purchases

    The deadline for purchasing a yearbook is April 26. Forms have been sent home. However, if you need a new form they can be found in the office. 

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  • Kindergarten Graduation Photos

    Kindergarten students will be taking graduation photos on Wednesday, March 20. Students must wear dress code, and they will be putting on a robe and cap for their pictures.

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  • Science Assembly

    Thursday, March 21, 5th grade students will have a science assembly in the gym at 1:30 with guest speaker Jason Lindsay. His program, "Hooked on Science," will focus on physical science experiments. Mr. Lindsay travels all over the country and has even been on the Today Show. We are very excited to have him at Barker! 

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  • World's Finest Chocolate Sale

    Help our school raise money for needed materials! If your child needs another form for another box of chocolates, there are more in the office. All money must be turned in by Friday, March 22. 

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  • 2019-2020 Calendar Now Avaliable

    Click here to access our 2019-2020 school year calendar!

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Discover JMCSS


    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.


    If you are new to our district, visit our Prospective Families page to learn more!