About Thelma Barker Elementary
Mission and Vision
Mission Statement: The mission statement for Thelma Barker Elementary School is to provide a safe, comfortable, and orderly environment where students master their academic skills, demonstrate citizenship skills, and develop the attributes of lifelong learning.
Vision: Our vision is to develop a tradition of academic excellence where all students are challenged to excel and where learning is held in high regard.
School Colors and Mascot
Our school color is PURPLE. Our mascot is the LION.
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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 the students' cultural heritages and backgrounds. Not only is our student population diverse, it is rather large as well.
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 38 K-5th grade teachers, 3 SPED teachers, a librarian, 2 school counselors, 2 PE teachers, a music teacher, an art teacher, a computer lab teacher, and 5 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 do to help our students be successful.