Our mission at Ballou is to continue our traditions of displaying respect for all and pursuing rigor in all classes.



Ballou students will be:

  • Skilled in successfully applying knowledge in all subjects.
  • Taught how to be critical and innovative thinkers.
  • Instructed on how to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Encouraged to successfully communicate and collaborate with others.
  • Inspired to consistently demonstrate respect for all.
  • Prepared to transition to post-high school opportunities and be able to compete locally and globally.
  • Provided skills in making life choices that are healthy and socially responsible.
  • Motivated to strive for excellence.





  • Welcome all students and families.
  • Treat each student as a unique learner.
  • Ensure all students have equal opportunities for learning and are supported in achieving competency in all subject and performance areas.
  • Use assessment to inform instruction.
  • Assess, evaluate, and communicate to students, families and the community the results of student performance.
  • Engage families and students as active partners in the educational process.
  • Incorporate concepts of diversity that benefit all and are integral in all school endeavors.
  • Communicate effectively with families, students, staff, and members of the community.
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships that support school goals.
  • Provide students and staff a safe and supportive learning and working environment.
  • Demonstrate accountability to students, families, and the community.