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About the Ball-Chatham School District

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 over 4,550 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.


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


2022-23 Student Enrollment Numbers

  • Glenwood High School  - 1507

  • Glenwood Middle School  - 757

  • Glenwood Intermediate School  - 728

  • Ball Elementary  - 490

  • Chatham Elementary  - 471

  • Glenwood Elementary  - 599

  • PreK - 117


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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