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Barkley Elementary School

Barkley Information


Welcome To Barkley!

Hello all,

Welcome to Barkley Elementary School! We are a 21st century school! Barkley is a “state of the art school” in terms of our building and classroom design, as well as our technology. Our school is a green ribbon school and utilizes solar panels, water capture and geothermal heating and air. The building is wireless with at least one computer for every two students. Smartboards are also accessible to students throughout the school. Each classroom studio is beautiful and open in order for teachers and students to work collaboratively with attention to the needs of individual students.

Barkley offers a multiplicity of services for our students. From Special Education (SPED), to Gifted Education (GE), art, music, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Elementary Spanish (FLES) as well as after school activities for students, we’ve got something for everyone. We have counseling services, speech services, physical and occupational therapy services for our students as well.

We are proud that we serve the students of the United States military living on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Our students’ safety and education are primary for those of us that get to work here and our parents know their kids are in good hands at Barkley Elementary School. . We invite you to explore our website or better yet, visit our school. We know you will love it.

If you have any questions we can be reached at 270-640-1205. You may also contact me at .


Don’t be a stranger!

Ted Turnipseed


Barkley Student Handbook

Barkley Parent and Student Handbook 


Technology Portal!



Barkley Morning Show


Book Fair

Let's get our students reading!

Barkley's PTO will be hosting a Book Fair! The Book Fair will be February 3-7th. You may send money in with your students or visit the Book Fair on Family Night on Friday, February 7th which is also our Valentine's Dance.

Spring Pictures

Individual and class student pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 13th. Prepare to smile!

Barkley School Goals SY 19-20

In DODEA, we are required to have at least four GOALS. Two of these goals are to address academics and two are to address the (Barkley) organizational operations. In other words, these organizational goals are non-academic goals that focus on overall school improvement.

Barkley’s goals are summarized as follows:

Goal 1: Literacy (ACADEMIC)


Students in K-3 will increase Reading achievement in the Domain of Comprehension, as measured by the Benchmark Assessment System (BAS), to an average of 74% scoring “At” or “Above” the Standard by May 2020.

Students in Grades 4-5 will increase Reading achievement in the Domain of Comprehension, as measured by Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), to an average of 76% scoring “At” or “Above” the Standard by May 2020.


Goal 2: Math (ACADEMIC)


80% of the students in K-2 will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY2019-20 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.


Students in Grades 3-5 will increase the Domain of Modeling and Reasoning, as measured by the CCR Summative Assessment, to an average of 41% proficient (meets or exceeds) in SY2019-20.


Goal 3: Professional Learning Communities/ Focused Collaboration (NON-ACADEMIC)
Barkley Elementary School PLC Rating Score on the Shared Vision Indicator will move to “Sustaining” stage by May 2020.

Goal 4 – School Climate & Culture (NON-ACADEMIC)
Barkley School’s score on the Teacher Expectation component, as measured on the Teacher Climate and Culture Survey (3 Category Healthy Rating Scale), will move to “Somewhat Healthy” by May 2020.

We work on tracking and addressing goals DAILY. We also track some data focusing on specific school/grade level assessments at specified times during the school year. On early-release Tuesdays, our professional development addresses these goals, with the focus usually on the ACADEMIC GOALS, but not always. Our teachers also meet weekly in teams with admin to address classroom assessment findings and develop ways to address INDIVIDUAL student needs. NON-ACADEMIC goals are also addressed at these meetings.

All of these meetings are “guided” by our school leadership team and our team leaders who also meet with admin outside normal school hours. In addition, we have teacher teams that address specialized areas such as Special Education, Gifted Education and Student Support. We would not only welcome, but be grateful for PARENT PARTICIPATION in the school leadership time. Please let admin or your child’s teacher know if you are interested in being a positive change agent here at Barkley. You will NOT be sorry.

Ted Turnipseed, Principal

PTO Meetings

There’s a place for you at Barkley! Get involved with our PTO!

Meetings are at 8:45 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

January 15

February 12

March 11

April 8

May 13

Pizza Nights

The PTO is hosting Papa John's Pizza Nights. Mark your calendars!

Please order your pizza from the Papa John's in Oak Grove on the 1st Tuesday of each month! 

The code is BARKLEY.

January 7

February 4

March 3

April 7

May 5

No School!

NO School! Mark your calendars!

Monday, January 20 MLK, Jr. Day

Monday, February 10 Teacher Training

Monday, February 17 Presidents' Day

Monday, February 24 Conference Day

Friday, March 13 Teacher Work Day

Spring Break March 23-27

April 23-24 Teacher Training



Barkley's New Student and Parent Handout

Welcome parents and students! We are so happy to have you here at Barkley! Please take a few moments to read over our handbook. So much great information is in this document! 

Barkley New Student and Parent Handbook SY 19-20

School Supply List 19-20

Back to School Supply List! Get your students ready for the new school year!

DoDEA Anti-terrorism Level I Awareness Training

Your child’s safety, well-being, and security is our number one priority.

DoDEA has two different training videos that are appropriate for students at different grade levels. Parents are able to view the video training at or click the link below.

We realize some parents may not want their children to view the videos. To opt out of the training, please provide a signed written letter to your child’s school principal, Mr. Turnipseed. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Turnipseed or Mrs. Blount.


DoDEA Anti-Terrorism Videos

Barkley ES Hours

Grade Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
K - 5 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Pre-K AM Session 8:15 - 11:00 a.m. 8:15-11:00 a.m.
Pre-K PM Session 12:15 - 3:15 p.m. 12:15 - 2:05 p.m.

Tuesdays are Early Release days

Cafeteria News

 The cafeteria has ice cream for sale!

If you do not wish for your child(ren) to purchases ice cream please fill out the attached form. Return completed forms to the café manager at the students' school.


From Around DoDEA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2020

January 16, 2020 The Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 20, 2020.
Non-DoD Special Education