Details overview

Hours 07:25 AM - 02:15 PM
School leader Ms. Karen Puchalski
District Michigan City Area Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
0
Languages
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught None

Support

11
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 60% 72%
Black 24% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 2% 5%
Special education 15% 14%
Female 46% 51%
Male 46% 51%
N/A 54% 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 46%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
8
Boys Sports
including: Football
7
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Clubs National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 05:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Charlie the Crusader
School colors Black and gold
Students typically come from these schools Coolspring Elementary School
  Edgewood Elementary School
  Pine Elementary School
Students typically continue on to these schools Michigan City High School
Parent involvement details Parents are important partners at Barker! We have student-led parent/teacher conferences twice a year, regular family nights/STEM lunches, and many other activities to keep families involved.

Teachers

5
Staff
including: Gifted Specialist
Staff Coach(es)
Gifted Specialist
Nurse
School counselor
Teacher aide / assistant teacher

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Sources

Student diversity IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013