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.


    School Plan

    Click here for our school's Title I School Compact.  

    Click here for our school's Title I Parent and Community Engagement Policy for Shared Student Success.   



    PIE Partners

    Brookdale Jackson Oaks
    3131 N. Highland Avenue
    Jackson, TN 38035
    Jackson Sports and Fitness
    1068 Vann Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305
    Jason’s Deli
    6 Stonebridge Blvd.
    Jackson, TN 38305
    Maggie Moo’s
    1032 Vann Dr.
    Jackson, TN 38305
    Rack Room Shoes
    1081 Van Drive, Ste 110
    Jackson, TN 38305
    93 Stonebrook Place
    Jackson, TN 38305



Fast Facts

School building
  • History 

    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.