v The current Barling building was built in 1974. 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.
This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.