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Welcome to Ball-Chatham!

For nearly two centuries, students have been educated within the boundaries of the Ball-Chatham School District, first in one-room schoolhouses, to now over 963,000 square feet that comprise our six schools today. Our school district is a leader and innovator in public education, offering families some of the best educational choices in Illinois. We are one of the largest employers in Sangamon County, as well. We provide public education to 4,650 students, with more than 600 teachers and staff at work in our schools.


Over the last decade, comprehensive and ongoing capital improvements have renovated and updated all of our schools. Our state-of-the-art learning environments are preparing students for their futures.

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Ball-Chatham CUSD #5 | 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham IL 62629 | P: 217.483.2416 | F: 217.483.2940

Glenwood High


1501 E. Plummer

Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.2424

F: 217.483.5402

Glenwood Middle 


595 Chatham Road

Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.2481

F: 217.483.4940

Glenwood Intermediate 


465 Chatham Road

Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.1183

F: 217.483.1254

Ball Elementary


1015 New City Road

Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.2414

F: 217.483.3968

Chatham Elementary


525 S. College St.

Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.2411

F: 217.483.5270

Glenwood Elementary


1401 E. Plummer

Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.6704

F: 217.483.6904

Ball-Chatham provides equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race; color; creed; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; ancestry; marital status; arrest record; military status; order of protection status; unfavorable military discharge; citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States; use of lawful products while not at work; being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, or gender violence; genetic information; physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position; or other legally protected categories

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