Welcome to Ballard Elementary School!
"Where every day counts...1-180"
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HeadLine HeadLine
Upcoming School Board Meeting
Unless otherwise announced... The next regular School Board meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm outside the school office. The agenda for this meeting will be available on the school bulletin boards and this website (link on homepage and 'Best of Ballard' tab).
Posted On : Friday, September 3, 2021

Congratulations Ballard School...
2016 California Gold Ribbon School! 2014 California Distinguished School!
Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming Events: 9/6 Labor Day Holiday - no school 9/23 School Picture Day
Posted On : Friday, September 3, 2021

Ballard School Information
Enrollment: 122 students Telephone: 805-688-4812 Fax: 805-688-7325 2425 School Street Solvang, CA 93463 Superintendent/Principal: Pam Rennick [email protected] (You may also click on the word 'email' to your right.) Administrative Assistant: Gina Floyd [email protected] Board of Trustees - Chris Kazali (President) [email protected] - Tracey Cassidy (Clerk) [email protected] - Rick Jacobs [email protected]
Posted On : Monday, August 9, 2021

Thought for the Day
“And no matter what you do or how hard you try, you can’t stop yourself from dreaming.” ~J. Han
Posted On : Monday, May 24, 2021

Ballard School District Title IX Coordinator
Pam Rennick Superintendent/Principal 2425 School Street Solvang, CA 93464 805-688-4812 [email protected]
Posted On : Monday, August 9, 2021

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. Others... - 2018/2019 School Calendar ('Calendar' or 'Best of Ballard') - Email & Class Website Information ('Faculty') Please do not hesitate to call (688-4812) or email ([email protected]) 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
School Board Meeting Agenda: 8/12/21
School Board Meeting Agenda: 9/9/21
2021/2022 DRAFT Re-Opening Plan
2021/2022 Draft Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
2021/2022 School Calendar
2020/2021 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
COVID-19 Prevention/Safety Plan
Ballard School District Plan for Reopening School
Industry Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan
2019/2020 COVID-19 Operations Report
Ballard School 2020/2021 Calendar
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Local Control Accountability Plan
Title IX Board Policies and Administrative Regulations
Santa Ynez Valley Special Education Consortium

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