v The current Barling building was built in1974. Before that time, the elementary school was in 2 metal buildings and what is now City Hall.
v Barling Elementary was the first of four open-space classroom schools in this school system. With this distinction, the concept of community carries into the classroom.
v Construction for 6 classrooms, office area, cafeteria, auxiliary classes, and media offices
was completed in August, 2010.
v The school staff includes 15 regular class teachers, 2 resource room teachers, counselor, media, and reading recovery which are full-time positions. There are several part-time positions which include literacy, math and science facilitators, art, music, physical education, gate, ELL tutor, speech and occupational therapy.
v Our enrollment for 2012-2013 was 405.
This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.