Barnwell Elementary School

Principal's Message



On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to our school. We are extremely delighted to have you as part of the BES family. We look forward to sharing a successful school year with you. One of our goals at Barnwell Elementary School is to ignite a passion for learning in all who enter our building. We also desire to create an impressive degree of parental involvement. In the words of Helen Keller, “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Please help us with this endeavor by volunteering as your schedule allows, attending programs and performances, participating on the School Improvement Council and PTO, and communicating regularly with your child’s teachers.  Collaboratively, we can continue to make Barnwell Elementary School a great place for students to learn. Let’s work together to ignite this passion and blaze new trails for the academic success of all students.


See you at school,


Carolyn A. Anderson, Ph.D.


Benchmark Ceremony

Please come celebrate with us if your son or daughter scored exemplary on any of his or her benchmark test for the 2016-2017 school year. We will celebrate this wonderful accomplishment at 6:00 p.m. on April 27, 2017.




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Mission Statement

Barnwell School District 45 is committed to preparing students for lifelong success by promoting individualized learning experiences. 

Upcoming Events

  • Field Day

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  • 6th Grade Graduation/Awards Day Ceremony

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  • 4th & 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

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The following documents will be reviewed with Barnwell Elementary School bus riders on the first day of school.  Parents should also review the information with their child(ren) to ensure the safety of our students while they are waiting to board and riding the school buses.

School Hours



   Doors Open @ 7:10


 Tardy Bell Rings @ 7:35


School Dismisses @ 2:30