Welcome to Ballard County Schools!

In partnership with and in service to our community, the mission of Ballard County Schools is to prepare every student to be a successful individual. Our 1,400-plus students not only attend core content courses, but also have rich choices for additional opportunities. We have one high school and an interconnected middle school, one elementary, and one preschool, located off-campus in LaCenter. A brand-new, state-of-the-art high school opened in January 2006; a new middle school followed in 2007.

Our staff members, certified and classified, all work toward sustaining a positive learning environment with high expectations for all students. Our faculty receives extensive professional development in the areas of differentiated instruction and recognition of diverse learning styles. Ballard County is constantly in the process of analyzing school culture, plus classroom and test data, in an effort to ensure excellence.

Our district at a glance:
Total district enrollment (as of Aug. 2, 2017): 1,337
Total certified staff: 98
Total classified staff: 107
BOE certified staff: 3
Classified: 13, including Adult Ed and Family Focus
Transportation: 29 classified
Board office located at 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2000.
Superintendent is Casey Allen; email is casey.allen@ballard.kyschools.us.
Ballard County Preschool/Head Start students: 138
Certified staff: 7
Classified staff: 12
Located at 455 Olive St., LaCenter; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2100.
Principal is DiAnna Corrigan; email is dianna.corrigan@ballard.kyschools.us.
Ballard County Elementary School students: 525
Certified staff: 37
Classified staff: 24
Located at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2200
Principal is Stephanie Wood; email is stephanie.wood@ballard.kyscshools.us.
Ballard County Middle School students: 272
Certified staff: 22
Classified staff: 9
Located at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2400
Principal is Amber Parker; email is amber.parker@ballard.kyschools.us.
Ballard Memorial High School students: 402
Certified staff: 29 (includes Ballard Career and Technical Center)
Classified staff: 20
Located at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2500.
Principal is Leslee Davis; email is leslee.davis@ballard.kyschools.us.
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