21 Eastgate Rd. Derry, NH 03038

Welcome to Ernest P. Barka Elementary School

Home of the Barka Bulldogs!

Dream, Believe, Achieve

Here at the Ernest P. Barka School, our mission is to have the very best educational experiences so that we can achieve success and self-worth. By believing in ourselves and knowing that with responsibility, integrity, and hard work, all dreams can be possible. If we dream it and believe it, we can achieve it!

The Febuary Newsletter is here!

Read the February Newsletter.

Blizzard Bag Informational Meeting

The Derry Cooperative School District will conduct a Blizzard Bag Informational Meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 PM at West Running Brook Middle School. The Blizzard Bags will be distributed on Parent Conference Day to those attending. All other Blizzard Bags will be sent home on Monday, December 8th

                                 Blizzard Bag Information         
                                    Click here for the District Blizzard Bag page.

PILOT PROGRAM: Words Their Way

Words Their Way: A word study approach to teaching spelling.

Click here for the printable brochure.

Substitute Training Workshop

There will be a Substitute Training Workshop at West Running Brook Middle School on January 21 at 7:00 PM. More info

2014-2015 Preschool Application at DEEP

Kindergarten Brochure

School Supply Lists for 2014-2015

Kindergarten Supply List

Grade 1 Supply List

What is Readers' Workshop?

Reader's Workshop letter

Download the above Reader's Workshop letter here.

Report Card Changes

The District has released a pamphlet that explains the changes you will see on your child's report card. It can be previewed here. Report Card Pamphlet.

Honor Roll and Citizenship Updates

To see Honor roll and Citizenship information based on the report card, click here.

Keep an eye on the Derry News for Honor Roll announcements.

AHERA Notification


In 2013-2014, the costs for meals in the elementary schools will be:

Lunch: $2.30 Breakfast: $1.30

See menus and more information at the District website.


The Derry Cooperative School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Any student, parent on the behalf of their child, or employee who believes that he or she has a disability and thinks that accommodations are necessary to afford an equal opportunity for success, should contact Ms. Stephanie Pike, the Assistant Principal at 434-2430.

School Numbers

  • School (603) 434-2430
  • Fax (603) 432-2305
  • Nurse (603) 432-2181
  • Guidance (603) 434-2430
  • Extended Day
    (603) 434-1367
    (603) 818-1008
  • Attendance (603) 434-2430
  • Attendance EmailLink
  • First Student (603) 432-7417

Important Notices