The Barnesville School District is committed to providing the best for our kids. The school district understands the role we play in developing responsible, respectful, well-rounded students. Whether it is through academics, arts or athletics, we provide many opportunities for students of all ages and learning types.
On August 13, 2019, voters in the Barnesville School District approved a $27,550,000 building bond for additions and remodeling of Atkinson Elementary and Barnesville High School. Eight new classrooms will be constructed at Atkinson Elementary School and the special education areas will be remodeled. A new gymnasium, elevated track, 650-seat auditorium, locker rooms, music rooms and commons area will be constructed east of the high school. At the high school, the science lab, special education and industrial technology areas will be remodeled. Additionally, there will be HVAC, Life Safety and ADA upgrades and some office and restroom remodels. The project is expected to be complete in 2021.
The Barnesville School District is home to approximately 850 students in K-12. Between the small class sizes and commitment to offering the best technology available, Barnesville students are given the chance to excel. Through the iPad initiative known as MOVE 21, every student receives an iPad. This initiative is focused on students’ motivation to learn, opportunity to grow, vision for the future, and educational excellence. Barnesville Public Schools believe this will advance and promote 21st century learning skills.
The school offers the traditional core curriculum with a variety of elective offerings. Besides the obvious English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies classes, Barnesville also believe it is important to offer vocational educational programs such as agriculture, business and occupational training, personal life skills and family sciences. Band, choir and media production are also offered. This not only gives students a hands-on way to learn about different trades, but also can spark interest into areas they can pursue in the future.
Beyond academics, the school district encourages students to participate in our wide array of extracurricular activities. The Trojan sports teams range from volleyball, football, basketball, softball, baseball, track, golf and cheerleading. These teams are part of the Heart O’ Lakes Conference. Many students are involved in programs such as choir, band, debate, speech, and musicals. There are also have many who participate in knowledge bowl, River Watch, PaY (Philanthropy and Youth), FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) and FFA (Future Farmers of America).
The Barnesville community is highly engaged in all of the school’s programs, both academically and in extracurricular, and take pride in all of their successes. Go Trojans!