Barkstall Elementary School

School Information


Barkstall is a choice school which draws students from all over Champaign and is proud of its diversity. Teachers hold high academic expectations of the students using the Nurtured Heart approach to help students grow.

  • Vernon L. Barkstall Elementary School opened in August 1998.
  • The design of the school, classroom configuration and advanced technology reflect the community's vision of education for the future.
  • 467 students attend Barkstall from Pre-K through 5th grade.
  • Barkstall emphasizes high expectations and success for all students.
  • Focus: “Academics Through the Arts”
  • Thematic Teaching
  • Balanced Calendar
  • Standardized Dress Code