Quick facts about Ballard Memorial High School
385 students, grades 9-12

21st Century: Before- and after-school remedial and enrichment services, Monday-Thursday, September-April

Leadership opportunities are available through numerous organizations, as well as the Student Ambassadors program. Ballard students have been accepted in nearly every major honors program: Governor’s Scholars, Governor’s School for the Arts, Gatton Academy, Commonwealth Honors Academy, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference, state FFA degrees, and 4-H Gold Level achievement awards.

Ballard’s career and technical center is one of the few locally-funded CTCs, and was named the top-rated CTC in the state of Kentucky by the Southern Regional Education Board. All of our students attend at least one class there.

We offer career activities like job shadowing, cooperative work-based learning, and internships in a number of career pathways. Students can graduate with state certifications in welding and nursing, as well as industry certifications in agriculture, business, early childhood development, and industrial maintenance.

We offer a variety of dual credit courses through Murray State University and West Kentucky Career and Technical College. Qualifying students can take up to 36 hours of college coursework while they are still in high school, including two tuition-free classes each semester.

Activities/clubs/sports: Academic Team, regional science bowl, choir, band, art, drama; FBLA, FCA, FFA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, Beta, Student Council, Pep, Art; TSA, STLP, and STAND; baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.

School Report Card Links
Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and supporting documents
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