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 March 1, 2014): 1,414
Total certified staff: 104
Total classified staff: 117
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: 140
Certified staff: 5
Classified staff: 16
Located at 455 Olive St., LaCenter; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2100.
Principal is Fanetta Puckett; email is fanetta.puckett@ballard.kyschools.us.
 
Ballard County Elementary School students: 552
Certified staff: 39
Classified staff: 32
Located at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2200
Principal is Vicki Gough; email is vicki.gough@ballard.kyschools.us.  
 
Ballard County Middle School students: 308
Certified staff: 23
Classified staff: 7
Located at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2400
Principal is Kevin Estes; email is kevin.estes@ballard.kyschools.us.
 
Ballard Memorial High School students: 414
Certified staff: 32 (includes Ballard Career and Technical Center)
Classified staff: 20
Located at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow; phone is 270-665-8400, ext. 2500.
Principal is David Meinschein; email is david.meinschein@ballard.kyschools.us.
 
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