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About the Ball-Chatham School District

Ball- Chatham CUSD #5 is a suburban district south of Springfield, IL located in the Village of Chatham. The district provides services to over 4600 students in grades PK-12 across six sites that span 100 square miles. The district employs over 600 staff members, making it one of the largest employers in Sangamon County.

The district’s focus on robust academic programs, fine arts offerings, career and technical education opportunities, and numerous extra-curricular choices help prepare students for options after graduation.


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.


The Ball-Chatham School District is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.


Enrollment in Ball-Chatham Schools

From preschool through high school, our District is proud to have a statewide reputation for education excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Please visit our Enrollment page on the right for information on how to sign up your child to attend the Ball-Chatham School District.


Educational Equity Statement

It is the policy of the Ball-Chatham School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. 


Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in the Ball-Chatham School District!

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