About Our School
Educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
"Caring, Believing, Achieving... Beyond Expectations"
Welcome to the Barkley Elementary School!
Barkley's 21st Century building is designed with the open classroom model. With this model, students will have the benefit of more than one teacher. Teachers will be working collaboratively to ensure that our students thrive in today's world. Barkley's 21st Century model of instruction incorporates certain core competencies including collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
A school is made up of the people in the building. Barkley has high-caliber teachers and a dedicated staff all embracing the vision of Barkley--Caring, Believing, Achieving...Beyond Expectations!
The faculty and staff at Barkley live by our vision. We believe that children require a sense of belonging and a spirit of community to become efficient learners. Our school promotes a caring environment coupled with high academic expectations. We believe in our students!
At Barkley Elementary we believe . . .
A thriving school:
- is a place where student academic achievement is the highest priority.
- is a place where all children can learn.
- is where each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
- is committed to continuous improvement to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
- functions as a unified community to promote opportunities for all stakeholders to experience success.
- is a safe and physically comfortable environment that promotes student learning.
An effective teacher:
- is a self-reflective professional that has an intentional focus on developing students' abilities to be creative thinkers and take risks in order to build academic knowledge.
- develops multi-instructional strategies in order to provide the best support for students learning and enable students to construct a deep understanding of new concepts.
- encourages and supports students as they experience and try new things that will enhance their ability to solve problems.
A successful students:
- applies their learning in meaningful contexts.
- has positive self-esteem and the ability to show empathy for their peers.
- values education and strive to achieve excellence.
Our Namesake - Alben William Barkley
Our school is named after Alben William Barkley, who was Vice President of the United States (1949-1953) under President Harry S. Truman.
He was born in Graves County, KY on Nov. 24, 1877 and died suddenly while making a speech at Lexington, VA on April 30, 1956.
School Improvement Goals
Goal One: Barkley students will increase reading comprehension by utilizing comprehension strategies and skills to include evaluating/ extending meaning, and analyzing text.
Goal Two: All Barkley Students will increase performance in math problem solving skills school-wide by using problem solving processes.