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. 16, 2019): 1,201
Total certified staff: 92
Total classified staff: 99
BOE certified staff: 4
Classified: 11, including Adult Ed and Family Focus
Transportation: 30 classified
Board office located at 11 Vocational School Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2000.
Superintendent is Casey Allen; email is [email protected].
Ballard County Preschool/Head Start students: 126
Certified staff: 7
Classified staff: 5
Located at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2100.
Director is Terri Weymeyer; email is [email protected].
Ballard County Elementary School students: 504
Certified staff: 34
Classified staff: 14
Located at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2200
Principal is Chris Sheffer; email is [email protected].
Ballard County Middle School students: 246
Certified staff: 18
Classified staff: 9
Located at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2400
Principal is Amber Parker; email is [email protected].
Ballard Memorial High School students: 325
Certified staff: 26 (includes Ballard Career and Technical Center)
Classified staff: 8
Located at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2500.
Principal is Leslee Davis; email is [email protected].
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