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School Bus Safety & Driver Appreciation Week School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week Safe Schools Week Logo


October 16-22, 2016

Theme:  “Be the HERO; STOP the Bullying!”
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(Or click the link above to take the pledge to Be a HERO)

Bullying can be verbal, social, physical & cyber.  As a part of KY Safe Schools Week we have complied numerous resources by grade level for you to share with your students/children on ways to avoid cyberbullying & staying safe on the Internet.  

Distinguished District Picture of district schools and county

The Barren County Schools received a Distinguished Ranking on the release of the 2016 Unbridled Learning Assessment results for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Austin-Tracy Named a Distinguished School of Distinction

Austin-Tracy was recently named a Distinguished/Progressing School of Distinction High Progress School by the Kentucky Department of Education.  State assessment results showed increased achievement in all areas (reading, mathematics, social studies, writing, and language mechanics).  In addition, students scoring novice in reading and mathematics was cut in half with only 6.5% novice in both areas.

In state rankings, Austin-Tracy is currently 30th out of 709 elementary schools.  This places ATES in the top five percent of all elementary schools in the state.

"We are thrilled to be designated as a Distinguished School of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education.  With a dedicated staff, hard-working students, and supportive families, Austin-Tracy is a fantastic place to learn and grow." states Principal Brian Clifford.  "We track our students throughout the year to make sure they are making progress and intervene when needed to provide individualized attention and ensure learning success.  This student-centered approach creates a positive school culture and a real 'family' atmosphere at Austin-Tracy.  We are all so proud of our amazing students!"

If you would like more information about the great happenings at Austin-Tracy or would like to schedule a visit, please contact the school at 270-646-2236.

Austin-Tracy Elementary...A Small School with a BIG Heart!

Barren Schools Mobile App

It's Here!  The Barren County Schools mobile app is now available in the App Store & Google Play Store.
Search Barren County School District to download and get started.

CLICK HERE to see a quick tutorial for customizing the app.

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