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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 4,850 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

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