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About Our School

School Summary

Grades: PreK -5
School Colors: Red, White, & Blue
School Mascot: Buccaneers
Student Hours: 7:35 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Enrollment: 590
# of Certified Staff: 44
Year Opened: 1978

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Barksdale's Success
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Contact Information

Phone:  770-483-9514
Fax:  770-483-0665
Address:  596 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, GA 30094
Principal- Dr. Jill Murphy

Driving Directions

Go South on Georgia Hwy. 20/138 (Exit 82). Continue on GA 20 for 8 miles.
At traffic light, turn right onto Oglesby Bridge Road. Go approximately 0.2 miles until you see school entrance on the right.

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Our Mission

Barksdale Mission Statement

The mission of Barksdale Elementary School, a diverse team of students, staff, family and community members working together, is to guarantee a solid academic foundation and a lifetime love of learning for all students, and to produce responsible, respectful and successful members of our community through

• high expectations;
• rigorous and relevant educational experiences in an enriched learning environment;
• a safe, accepting and positive school setting;
• a caring and highly skilled staff; and
• the use of the resources of an actively involved, well informed school community.


About Margaret G. Barksdale

Barksdale Elementary opened in 1978 and was initially called New Elementary School and housed at the J.P. Carr School  before the campus on Oglesby Bridge Road was built. The Board of Education solicited name ideas from the community and the school was named after beloved English teacher Margaret G. Barksdale (1897-1983). When Barksdale Elementary School moved into its current location in 1980, a dedication ceremony was held and attended by Mrs. Barksdale. She taught for 36 years at the Conyers High School, where the RCPS offices on North Main Street are currently located, and was a bastion of her community. Her service wasn’t limited to her teaching position. The Peabody Teacher’s College graduate was also very active in the Conyers Civic League and Conyers Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the Rockdale Historical Society and helped to pen the key volume, “History of Rockdale County.” She was the granddaughter of Professor R. A. Guinn, daughter of Nancy Graham Guinn, and mother of A. R. (Gus) Barksdale.