Barnwell Elementary School

Barnwell School District 45 Proposed Mission and Vision

Barnwell School District 45 and each of our schools value continuous improvement.  In doing this, we met with stakeholders to work on the revision of our current vision and mission statements. This task involved reviewing the current vision and mission statements, collaborating to determine our goals and visions for the future of Barnwell School District 45, and creating new vision and mission statements that articulate the district’s values and serve as a compass for our daily operations within the district and our schools.  Please use the attached link to give feedback regarding the new proposed vision and mission statements, as well as the three core values we have defined as our foundational values.

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.


Mission Statement

Barnwell Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community, seeks to empower all students to reach their full academic potential while promoting responsible citizenship.

Upcoming Events

  • Awards Day

    Times: 4th - 8:15 a.m 5th - 9:00 a.m 6th - 10:00 a.m
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  • Pizza Hut Night

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  • Poetry Alive

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  • P.T.O/S.I.C Night

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  • Club Day

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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