Shelby County Schools

Mission and Beliefs

Our Mission

The Mission of Barret’s Chapel School is to ensure a strong educational foundation that empowers students to become life-long learners and citizens of high moral character.




Our Beliefs

  • We believe that character development and the learning needs of students should be our school’s primary focus when making decisions and setting policies.
  • We believe that all students are capable of achieving growth and reaching her/his full potential on assessments.
  • We believe that continuous meaningful input, support, and cooperation between parents, teachers, students and our community are vital in advancing our school’s mission.
  • We believe the use of data is essential in matching our student’s needs with current research-based practices.
  • We believe that all children are able to learn when engaged in creative, meaningful work that recognizes and responds to their differing learning styles.
  • We believe that caring for the needs of the whole child, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually is essential for meaningful relationships to develop and learning to occur.
  • We believe that a safe, clean, attractive, comfortable and nurturing environment for students and teachers conveys value, worth, and respect to both learning and teaching.
  • We believe that a wide variety of authentic assessment is essential for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
  • We believe that challenging, yet attainable academic and social expectations stimulate learning and personal growth.
  • We believe that mutual respect between all stakeholders creates a caring community in which diversity is valued and positive involvement and individual responsibility thrive.
  • We believe that commitment to ongoing, engaging, targeted professional growth enables teachers to be as enthusiastic about teaching as they expect their students to be about learning.


Title I

  Barret’s Chapel School Notice of School wide Title I Program Eligibility and NCLB Status 2018 - 2019

Barret’s Chapel School qualifies to receive federal funds under the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), Title I, Part A for this school year. This funding enables us to consolidate and use funds under Title I, together with other federal, state and local funds, in order to upgrade our entire educational program.

  You will receive notices and information throughout the year to keep you informed about the progress of your child and the status of our school in ensuring that all of our students meet high academic standards. Each summer, our state releases a report on the progress our schools. This report identifies whether schools have made “Annual Measureable Progress” (AMO) – a simple yes or no grade, based on a complex set of measurements. To make AMO, each school must achieve targets: areas of test participation and performance measured across subgroups of students (grouped by such categories as race, language proficiency, and disability). In addition schools must meet attendance targets. If just one subgroup misses just one target, an entire school does not meet AMO. We are extremely pleased to announce that Barret’s Chapel School is listed as a school “in good standing”, having met all Tennessee AMO guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year.

  Title I Parents' Right-To-KnowESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) please be aware that as a parent you have the right to request:..... A teacher's professional qualifications, licensure, grade/s, certification, waivers, degree status, fields ofendorsement, previous teaching experience..... A paraprofessional's qualifications

  You will be provided with information regarding:..... The level of your child's achievement in each of the state's academic assessments..... Public school choice, supplemental services and additional involvement opportunities if our school should beidentified as in need of school improvement..... Transfer to another school within the district if your child is a victim of a violent crime at school.... Your child being taught four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the states licensing and endorsement requirements


ParentSchool Compact

Parents Right to Know

Family Engagement Plan


Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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