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. 

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  • Parent Summit & Expo

    Please join us on Saturday, September 28 at Issac Lane from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. All parents are welcome! We are offering educational sessions led by elementary and secondary teachers to provide you with strategies to help your student(s) in literacy and math. Please pre-register to recieve free lunch and materials. You can register online at www.jmcss.org.

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  • Kindergarten Field Trip

    On October 1, 2019, our Kindergarten students will go on a field trip to Donnell Farms. Payments must be made online by September 27, 2019. 

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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.

    Learn more about our district and how you can join us!