Welcome to Ballard Elementary School!
"Where every day counts...1-180"
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HeadLine HeadLine
Congratulations Ballard School...
2016 California Gold Ribbon School!

2014 California Distinguished School!

Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming School Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Ballard School District will take place on:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 5:30 PM
Ballard School Library
2425 School Street
Solvang, CA 93463

Please see the notice posted in the 'Best of Ballard' section on this website.

The agenda for this meeting will be available on the school bulletin board and this website ('Best of Ballard'). The meeting will be held in the MP room.
Posted On : Monday, January 2, 2017

Ballard School Information
Enrollment: 123 students

Telephone: 805-688-4812
Fax: 805-688-7325

2425 School Street
Solvang, CA 93463

Superintendent/Principal: Allan Pelletier
(You may also click on the word 'email' to your right.)

Administrative Assistant: Gina Floyd

Board of Trustees
- Sandra Knight (President)
- Chris Kazali (Clerk)
- Tracey Cassidy

Posted On : Monday, January 4, 2016

Thought for the Day
“Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.”
~R. W. Emerson

Posted On : Monday, April 24, 2017

School Safety: We do not list off campus student events, including field trips, on this page. Please call the school office (688-4812) with questions.

April Character Trait = Fairness

Fri (4/28)
• 3rd Yoga: 10:30 – 11:15 (Music room)
• Music: 1st (11:30), 6th, 4th, 2nd
• Library: 2nd (11:30), 4th (1:00), 5th (2:00)
• Arts Outreach: 2nd (8:45), K (11:00), 5th (11:15)
• Garden: 6th (8:30), 5th (9:00)
• PTA Meeting: 2:00 (Lunch tables)

May Character Trait = Compassion/Empathy

Mon (5/1)
• 4th Math SB Practice: 7:30 (Music room)
• Music: 5th/6th (12:45), 4th (1:30), 3rd (2:15)
• Library: K, 1st, 6th
• HW Club: 3:00 – 4:00 (Library & 5th classroom)

Please click on the 'Best of Ballard' and 'PTA' tabs for more up to date information. Including...

- 2016/17 School Calendar (Best of Ballard)
- February/March Newsletter & Calendar (Best of Ballard)
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 4/19/17
- School Board Meeting Minutes: 12/14/16 (Best of Ballard)
- School Board Meeting Minutes: 11/17/16 (Best of Ballard)

Posted On : Monday, April 24, 2017

Ballard Shines on the API!
Ballard Students Shine on API (953)!!
Last spring, all students in grades 2 – 6 took the California STAR assessment. As usual, Ballard students impressed with their performance! The students' individual scores are combined to yield one school score called the Academic Performance Index (API). You may recall that the API is one measure of a school’s success on the California. The API range is 200 – 1000, with a ‘target’ of 800.

Ballard's score of 953 is…

- the highest API in Santa Barbara County!
- the highest API of all schools in the Santa Ynez Valley!
- one of the highest API scores in the state of California!

Congratulations to all of our students, families, and staff!
This continues to show that hard work...works!!
Posted On : Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What's on the Website??
You can find a school district boundary map, monthly calendars, board meeting agendas and minutes, and more in the 'Best of Ballard' section of this website.

- 2016/2017 School Calendar ('Calendar' or 'Best of Ballard')
- Email & Class Website Information ('Faculty')

Please do not hesitate to call (688-4812) or email (apelletier@ballardschool.org) if you cannot find what you are looking for.
Posted On : Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Weekly Calendar of Events
Do you need to know when you have music or library? There are always a lot of great things going on at Ballard School! Click on the 'Upcoming Events' tab for the latest information!
Posted On : Friday, May 22, 2009

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Ballard School is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley on the central coast of California in Santa Barbara County. This public school teaches students from kindergarten to 6th grade. In the early days, since the schoolhouse was the only public building in the valley, it was often used for church services, weddings, funerals and the meeting place of the Good Templar Lodge and the Farmer's Alliance. It also has served as the site for lectures, social entertainment, lively debates, singing and Saturday night dances.

If you have a great story to tell about Ballard School or old time photos you would like to share, please email us and we can include it on our website. We want to preserve the history of our fabulous school.

Phone: 805-688-4812    Fax: 805-688-7325

Ballard Elementary School
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Education Links Education Links
Teacher Resources
General K-5
  • SBCEO Portal - Santa Barbara County Education Office site that provides academic resources for researching, language arts, math, science, history, and much more.
  • Kahn Academy - With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 150 practice exercises to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
  • http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/draw - Drawing Program.
  • http://www.sbplibrary.org - Santa Barbara Public Library.
  • Starfall - Kindergarten games, letters, sounds, reading, and more.
  • Kinderweb - Letters, adding, subtracting, telling time, shapes, currency, and much more.
  • PBS Math Games (K) - Time, geometry, measuring, money.
First Grade
Second Grade
  • Synonyms - Game to practice words that are similar.
  • Tooth Tally (synonyms) - Practice words that have similar meanings.
  • Squanky the Tooth Taker (antonyms) - Help the tooth fairy find pairs of words with opposite meanings.
  • Frearless Frieda (spelling) - Help Frieda surf as you spell words.
  • Academic Skill Builders - Learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
  • Fun Brain - Arcade with math and reading games.
  • Contractions - Game to help learn contraction words.
  • PBS Math Games (2nd) - Time, geometry, measuring, money.
  • Wordshake - Make as many words in three minutes with 16 letters. How many points can you get?
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade